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Transgender participation in Pakistan’s elections

The Elections Act 2017 passed by Pakistani parliament in 2017 encouraged transgender people to vote and also to contest in elections. Five transgender candidates took up the challenge, running successful, albeit losing, political campaigns.

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11.08.2018 | 12:51

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Under The Spotlight: Women In Media

Despite attacks and confrontations, the number of women journalists, who continue to brave the tremendous odds to carve a niche for themselves in the world of print, TV, digital and radio, is on the rise. (This image is for representational purposes only)

Despite attacks and confrontations, the number of women journalists, who continue to brave the tremendous odds to carve a niche for themselves in the world of print, TV, digital and radio, is on the rise. (This image is for representational purposes only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arifa Noor, resident editor of ‘Dawn’, a daily newspaper published from Islamabad, Pakistan, describes her role as a woman journalist in the following words: “It’s my job to think differently – on war, on politics, on crime and everything else that is covered by the paper I edit. I am here to provide diversity, to celebrate difference. Women are not here [the media] to be limited to a topic or an issue. We are here and we are the difference.”

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26.06.2015 | 12:42

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Women Are Not a Burden for the Economy

© Roheena Sajid

© Roheena Sajid

An exhibition was organized in the Pakistan-china Friendship Centre in Islamabad a few months ago. I visited the centre to attend the exhibition, and met many women who came there from different areas of Pakistan to present their work. When I saw their art work, I was pleasantly surprised. Each and every piece was so dedicatedly made that I fell in love with the work.

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19.06.2015 | 17:35

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Where divorce is an adjective

“Isn’t she lovely,” I said. “Yes, she is, but you know, her mother is divorced,” came the reply. This was the first indirect introduction I got to a 30-year-old female colleague. What she does, who she is, became redundant when people spoke of her. That her mother was divorced was the key piece of information that defined her for others, at least when she was not part of the conversation. And I thought to myself, that is probably how people will introduce my daughter someday…

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02.10.2013 | 13:41

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Wishing for peaceful moments

 

A police car at Angela Merkel’s political rally

I wake up in the morning thinking whether it’s the right thing to go to a political rally in Bonn. There would be so many people- what if there is some terror attack? Since it’s Germany, the probability of attack is very low. So I convince myself that it’s completely okay and safe to attend a political rally here in Bonn.

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30.08.2013 | 12:48

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Go fun, go Isloo!

For those of you who thought Islamabad had nothing more to offer other than its abundantly lush green roads and the sounds of birds chirping, you thought wrong! In the past few years, Islamabad has deviated from its world famous title “the sleepy city” to become anything but. As a single working woman of 26, Shahmeen likes socializing over food, shopping and at events.

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17.08.2012 | 14:53

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