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Nargis Hazara, first Pakistani karate medalist at Asian Games

Nargis Hazara, (C), a 19 years old Pakistani karate expert who won Bronze Medal in Asian games held in Indonesia.

Nargis Hazara, a young girl who belongs to the persecuted Hazara community in Pakistan’s conservative province of Balochistan, won a Bronze Medal in Karate at the Asian Games that were held in Jakarta last year. She was the first ever Pakistani athlete to win this title. She shared her experiences with DW in an exclusive interview.

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09.01.2019 | 14:37

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Why MeToo failed in Pakistan?

The MeToo moment came to Pakistan but passed without anyone even noticing. Despite the fact that a few high profile women spoke up against harassment, MeToo did not have the same effect as in other parts of the world.

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19.12.2018 | 13:23

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Women’s fight for toilets in rural Pakistan

In this picture taken on November 15, 2018, a Pakistani woman pumps water from a hand pump next to a toilet in Basti Ameerwala village in central Punjab province.

For as long as she can remember, Ayeesha Siddiqua has fought her male relatives for access to toilets — but a sanitation drive by new premier Imran Khan could make life easier for women in patriarchal Pakistan.

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29.11.2018 | 11:14

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Athough she is a woman, she has to pretend to be a man

Sonia Shehzadi lives in a conservative village in the province of Punjab in Pakistan where opportunities for girls and young women to access education are limited because there is poor public transportation and they cannot ride a motor bike freely. To help her family do the daily tasks and to complete her education, Shezadi dresses like a man.

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16.11.2018 | 15:20

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A Pakistani man won Mother Teresa Award

In October, Salman Sufi from Pakistan won India’s prestigious Mother Teresa Award for his work on empowering women. He has been particularly active in trying to protect women from violence in Punjab, the most populated province of Pakistan. DW spoke to Sufi about his work.

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16.11.2018 | 14:43

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“Women need to fight with all their might” – Interview with Pakistani human rights activist Jalila Haider

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A Shia Hazara from Pakistanʹs Baluchistan, human rights activist Jalila Haider has made the persecution of minorities her focus. In interview with Saima Hyder Zaidi, she also takes a stand against patriarchal mind-sets and the objectification of women.

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07.11.2018 | 9:36

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Bibi verdict avoids Pakistan’s blasphemy problem

Religious groups protest against Bibi's acquittal in Pakistan (picture-alliance/dpa/F. Kahn) The Supreme Court’s decision to acquit Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who had been condemned to death on blasphemy charges, is positive, but Pakistan needs procedural changes to amend controversial laws, says Anis Haroon.

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31.10.2018 | 13:51

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