Search Results for Tag: Pakistan
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.
Date09.01.2019 | 14:37
TagsAsian Games, female athlete, Hazara, karate, Nargis Hazara, Pakistan, quetta, self defence, women's rights
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.
Date19.12.2018 | 13:23
Tags#MeToo, Ali Zafar, Beenish Javed, Digital Rights Foundation, Meesha Shafi, Nighat Dad, Pakistan, Tanzila Mazhar, women's rights
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.
Date29.11.2018 | 11:14
Tagscholera, Clean Green Pakistan, dysentery, Hepatitis, hygiene, Imran Khan, Pakistan, patriarchal society, Punjab, toilet, Typhoid, women's rights
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.
Date16.11.2018 | 15:20
TagsAfghanistan, Basha Posh, Beenish Javed, Cricket, modesty, Pakistan, patriarchy, Punjab, women's rights
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.
Date16.11.2018 | 14:43
TagsBeenish Javed, India, Mother Theresa Award, Pakistan, Punjab, Punjab Protection of Women against Violence Act, Salman Sufi, VAWC, Violence Against Women Center, Women on Wheels, women's rights
“Women need to fight with all their might” – Interview with Pakistani human rights activist Jalila Haider
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.
Date07.11.2018 | 9:36
Date31.10.2018 | 13:51
TagsAnis Haroon, Asia Bibi, National Commission on the Status of Women, Pakistan, Pakistan's Supreme Court