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Changing education landscape of Pakistan

Seema Azis is one of the most prominent business leaders in South Asia. However, she is mostly known for her work in improving the education sector of Pakistan. Aziz runs more than 700 English medium schools in Pakistan for the underprivileged.

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08.03.2017 | 7:26

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Modern Afghanistan – In the Past

AfghanfrauA few days ago unknown gunmen killed five female Afghan guards working at an airport in southern Kandahar. The killing which took place on Saturday, December 17 highlightes the continuing threat faced by women working outside of the home in Afghanistan. The women had received death threats from people opposed to women in the workforce.

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20.12.2016 | 11:49

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Jordanian plumber bolters women up

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Being a plumber is still usually a “man’s job” across the world. But in Jordan, one woman is breaking that mold. And that in a country where only a tiny fraction of women go out to work at all.

 

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29.10.2016 | 22:35

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Women in Slums – A Human Rights Issue

A Pakistani woman carries water pots make way for her home at a slum area © Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images

A Pakistani woman carries water pots make way for her home at a slum area © Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images

We keep on discussing issues like domestic violence, sexual harassment, unemployment etc. and thinking that these issues are severely affecting women. But there are many other grave issues which are damaging women’s lives all around the globe. Some of these issues are lack of food, lack of health facilities and poverty. And women living in slum areas are at the worst hit by these factors.

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21.06.2016 | 15:16

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India does a U-turn and still fails to criminalize marital rape

An Indian bride waits before a mass community marriage in Bahirkhand © AP Photo/Bikas Das

An Indian bride waits before a mass community marriage in Bahirkhand © AP Photo/Bikas Das

A recent statement, Maneka Gandhi, India’s Women and Child Development Minister, says that marital rape cannot be applied to the Indian context. Her comments have raised many disturbing questions.

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24.03.2016 | 15:33

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