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Policy to institutionalise women empowerment launched

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KARACHI: Sindh government on Thursday launched comprehensive policy document focused on institutionalising women empowerment and creation of enabling environment for women to realise their potential in all spheres of life. Caretaker Sindh Minister for Women Development, Anis Haroon on the occasion said there was a need to end the cynicism prevalent in certain sections of […]

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Slim chance of voting for women in slums

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By Myra Iqbal / Sehrish Wasif ISLAMABAD: In a cramped quarter, Robina Yousuf’s face glowed from the diffused light that spilled in from a single window as her small frame rested on the edge of a bed. Robina, 19, is not going to vote but this is not out of choice but because she lacks […]

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Women: the key to progress

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Acid-throwing is a form of violent assault, a horrific act of burning a person with acid, with the intention of injuring or disfiguring a woman out of jealousy or revenge. According to the Acid Survivor’s Foundation in Pakistan, there is a high survival rate amongst victims of acid attacks. Consequently the victim is faced with […]

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Gender battles at the UN


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By: Rafia Zakaria ON March 10, more than halfway through the meetings of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, delegates that had come together from countries all around the world had failed to reach an agreement on a joint statement. This statement, normally issued at the end of the meeting, reiterates and […]

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Treating women with respect

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By Sanaa Jatoi The writer is a third year student at Mount Holyoke College in the US. She is also the opinions and editorials editor for Mount Holyoke News I come from a family with no male head of household. After my father’s passing in 2005, it has been my mother, my sisters and me. […]

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New forum to give voice to tribal women


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PESHAWAR: A group of women rights activists and educationists have formed a forum to raise the issues of tribal women and highlight their achievements as well. The newly formed forum has been named Takra Qabailee Khwenday (brave tribal sisterhood). Zainab Azmat, a teacher at Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar, hailing from South Waziristan Agency, says […]

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Women’s struggle for human rights commended


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The Pakistan Peoples’ Party Human Rights Cell has commended women’s struggle for human rights on the National Day for Women. The cell members recounted that many women have made the nation proud. “Women of Pakistan have defined, strived for and worked towards a rights-based polity. Madar-e-Millat Fatima Jinnah, Shaheeed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, Begum Nusrat Bhutto […]

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If separate polling stations set up: Mohmand women to cast vote in polls


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Fauzee Khan Mohmand GHALANAI: The residents of Mohmand tribal region have said that they will allow female members of their families to cast votes in the upcoming general elections if separate polling stations are set up for them. The tribesmen would allow their women to cast votes if government ensured their security and established separate […]

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