Search Results for Tag: Punjab
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.
Date11.08.2018 | 12:51
TagsBaluchistan, Beenish Javed, Discrimination, election, islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, Punjab, Sindh, Transgender, transgenders' rights, women's rights
A recent series of gruesome rapes and murders has sparked outrage in northern India. The incidents are the latest for a region with a grim history of violence against women. Murali Krishnan reports from New Delhi.
Date19.01.2018 | 15:28
Tags#actofviolence, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, gang rape, haryana, India, Murali Krishnan, Narendra Modi, Punjab, rape
Seema Azis is one of the most prominent business leaders in South Asia. However, she is mostly known for her work in improving the education sector of Pakistan. Aziz runs more than 700 English medium schools in Pakistan for the underprivileged.
Date08.03.2017 | 7:26
TagsCare Foundation, children, Education, empower girls, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Lahore, Pakistan, Punjab, school, Seema Azis, Sindh, UNICEF
The mullah culture is a constant threat to new and secular feminism in Pakistan, writes feminist writer Ayesha Hasan.
Date17.03.2016 | 15:06
TagsAbuse, Ayesha Hasan, Council of Islamic Ideology, empowering women, Honor killing, islam, jirga, Pakistan, Pakistan Women Lawyer's Association, Punjab, The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, un-islamic, Violence against women, Women Protection Bill, Women's Action Forum, women's rights
It is ironic that while India is one of the world’s fastest growing economies, many Indian women are still trapped in the dark ages. Just name it – female feticide, child marriage, sexual violence, dowry, domestic slavery and abuse top gender evils. It might not necessarily be in that order.
Date24.09.2015 | 13:54
Tags#selfiewithdaughter, delhi, Female foeticide, feticide, foeticide, Gujarat, haryana, Himachal Pradesh, India, Murali Krishnan, Punjab, womensrights