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The gender line is quite thick Down Under

Women’s March in Sydney, January 21, 2017

When I first moved to Australia, almost three years ago, I had a completely different notion of women’s freedom, rights awareness, status at work and at home, and why not? It was the first time I was living permanently in a first-world country, moreover in the country with the highest human index for years in a row. I had to have expectations of a freer world for women.

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08.03.2017 | 7:22

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Beating, and then beating about the bush

Women busy in making hand pottery © Unbreen Fatima

Women busy in making hand pottery © DW/Unbreen Fatima

“This group should be banned! These idiot mullahs!” He remarked in a disgruntled tone, as he scrolled through the television channels, with a beer can in one hand and a TV remote control in another. She confidently nodded in agreement. I remained silent, but they heard me breathe a heavy sigh. I was the guest, he and his wife the hosts. In such awkward situations, I keep my opinions to myself. I prefer not to ruin the environment. Before the silence could suffocate us, she got up to pour me another cup of green tea. I noticed she was still slightly limping, her knee still badly sore from the gold plated Italian vase thrown at her eight days ago.

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21.06.2016 | 10:17

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Not secure in the ‘land of pure’

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The mullah culture is a constant threat to new and secular feminism in Pakistan, writes feminist writer Ayesha Hasan.

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17.03.2016 | 15:06

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The missing voices

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There’s something we missed in recent media coverage of the two Pakistani stories, writes feminist writer, academic Ayesha Hasan.  

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08.03.2016 | 8:24

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Three years and counting

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against WomenRecently, the world marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. But the day with a positive message, started with three awfully disturbing messages.

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27.11.2014 | 15:14

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