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

Jalila Haider © Private

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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Pakistan’s Dangal sisters aim high

Hamda,18, and Laiba, 16, are kabaddi players and even on Pakistan’s national women’s team. The girls are often compared to the Dangal sisters of Bollywood fame who were high-level wrestlers. I spoke to the girls and their father and trainer Rai Masood Kharal, to find out more about what motivated them to play this male-dominated sport.

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26.10.2018 | 14:02

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The female car mechanic driving change in patriarchal Pakistan

Since picking up a wrench as one of the first female car mechanics in conservative Pakistan, Uzma Nawaz has faced two common reactions: shock and surprise. And then a bit of respect.

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26.10.2018 | 9:00

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Pakistan honor killings haunting young women

Khanzadi Mehboob lives in constant fear for her life after she married against the wishes of her family. Although honor killings are illegal, tribal customs in Pakistan often trump the rule of law. Sattar Khan reports.

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23.10.2018 | 10:08

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“The socio-political system is not conducive for the development of Pakistani girls”

Malala Yousafzai

Young Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai says that “one child, one pen, one book and one teacher can change the world”. Aimen Rubab agrees but points out that problems arise if the child is a girl, the pen is not free, books are not available and teachers are “totally biased against female students”.

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10.10.2018 | 9:11

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Pakistan’s first lady’s veil unveils social biases

Pakistan Premierminister Imran Khan und Ehefrau Bushra Khan

As the world recently watched one of Pakistan’s most recognized faces, Imran Khan, taking oath as the nation’s 22nd prime minister, it also saw a fully shrouded lady standing next to him holding a rosary in her hand. That was Bushra Khan, Imran Khan’s wife, who is now representing Pakistani women as their first lady.

Date

06.09.2018 | 8:43

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