Search Results for Tag: Pakistan
Women’s empowerment and freedom are considered to be directly connected to the employment of women, and it is generally believed that if a woman does a job and is financially independent, the chance of her being exploited on the basis of her gender are minimal. But is it just a theory or is it actually so?
This is a blog from one of our readers, Roheena Sajid from Pakistan. We welcome other readers that would like to write for us.
Date03.05.2016 | 8:24
Malala Yousafzai said it, and it is true. Education is a right that is under threat by the Taliban in Pakistan. Police often have to stand guard outside schools. In the past the Taliban has attacked schools and killed children and teachers were killed. It could happen again any time. In Pakistan: education is an act of courage. See more here!
Date24.03.2016 | 15:15
TagsEducation, empowering girls, empowering women, extrimists, Gábor Halász, girl's education, girls' rights, Kabul, Malala Yousafzai, Pakistan, taliban, women's rights
Parveen Bibi was one of the first women to drive a rickshaw in Lahore. Many men react with hostility, but she says it’s her business how she supports her family.
Date22.03.2016 | 14:19
Tagsempowering women, hostility, Lahore, make ends meet, Pakistan, Parveen Bibi, pink rickshaw, tuktuk, women's rights
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
There’s something we missed in recent media coverage of the two Pakistani stories, writes feminist writer, academic Ayesha Hasan.
Date08.03.2016 | 8:24
TagsA Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, Ayesha Hasan, female journalist, female writer, Honor killing, Journalism, Oscar, Pakistan, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoi, women's rights
A few months ago some women from Islamabad (Pakistan) organized a conference to raise awareness about rape and sexual assault. This conference was organized in one of the universities in Islamabad by the collaboration of “Gender And Woman Studies” department professionals. People from different walks of life attended the conference including politicians, teachers, students and social workers. The basic purpose of this conference was to raise awareness about the rape and harassment.
Date17.02.2016 | 12:19
Tags"Why we are so", “HUM AISY KYUN HEN”, #empowerwomen, empowering girls, empowering women, Gender and Woman Studies, gender stereotypes, harassment, Pakistan, rape, Roheena Sajid, sexual assault, women's rights
Muniba Mazari represents the modern woman in Pakistan. In a conservative country like Pakistan, she has broken the stereotypes. She is a writer, artist, singer, activist and a motivational speaker . The beautiful and attractive young female is also a paraplegic, having lost control of both legs after sustaining injuries in a car accident. Recently, UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, named Muniba Mazari as Pakistan’s first female goodwill ambassador to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
Date05.02.2016 | 12:37
TagsBeenish Javed, empowering girls, empowering women, girls' rights, Muniba Mazari, Pakistan, Planet 50-50 by 230: Step It Up for Gender Equality, UN women, women's rights