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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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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’s Digital Rights Foundation among Top Ten Entrepreneurs at UNGA

Nighat Dad is the founder of Digital Rights Foundation (DRF), whose helpline is assisting Pakistani women to fight against cyber harassment and online abuse. Dad presented her work at the Innovations Summit at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2018.

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19.10.2018 | 13:39

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Cambodia: Breaking free from cultural oppression and patriarchy

An inspiring new novel about the lives of Cambodian women, “Diving Deep, Going Far”, is one of the first to depict life as woman in the kingdom. It follows the lives of four young women – Nary, Nika, Soklin, and Ratana – who struggle to break free from cultural oppression and patriarchy, but triumph as they pass on the torch to the following generation.

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04.08.2018 | 13:34

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Why we need to teach our daughters to say “no”

Imagine waking up every morning and rushing off to take the kids to school and then being late for work. You walk in late for the meeting one morning, and later during your break your colleague needs someone to talk to about personal issues. And you don’t want to show a lack of empathy, but you also realize that you are running over time and need to get back to work. Before you know it, it’s time to go home, well, to pick up the kids in your case and you’re running late but then your boss decides to hand over some tasks to you because you’re so ”reliable” he says….

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17.07.2018 | 14:02

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Imran Khan’s ex-wife and activist Reham Khan: ‘Sexual coercion rife in Pakistani politics’

In an interview with DW, Reham Khan, the former wife of Pakistani politician Imran Khan, talks about her upcoming book, sexual harassment of female politicians in Pakistan and her plans to return to the country.

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26.03.2018 | 14:56

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The female bouncer from New Delhi

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Mehrunnisha Shaukat Ali is a woman, a Muslim and a bouncer in a nightclub in New Delhi. She faces many challenges, mainly from men.

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13.02.2018 | 10:33

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