[Pakistan] Iron ladies: Celebrating women of substance

[Pakistan] Iron ladies: Celebrating women of substance

Express Tribune – Monday, 17 March 2014 (originally published 10 Mar) ISLAMABAD: As women carve out a place within a terrain long inured to men, there are leaps to celebrate and bounds yet made. In marking International Women’s Day, the Nomad Art Gallery paid tribute to six women whose resolve, intellect and courage has shaped […]

[Pakistan] Women’s issues: Media urged to show gender responsiveness

[Pakistan] Women’s issues: Media urged to show gender responsiveness

Correspondent – Express Tribune – Tuesday, 18 February 2014 (originally published 14 Feb) ISLAMABAD:Renowned poet Kishwar Naheed has urged both print and electronic media to play a responsible role while highlighting women issues. She was speaking at the launch of the Pakistan Women Media Complaint Cell (PWMCC) on Thursday. The PWMCC is a joint effort […]

[Pakistan] Equal participation: ‘Women farmers can help tackle food insecurity’

[Pakistan] Equal participation: ‘Women farmers can help tackle food insecurity’

Correspondent – Express Tribune –  Wednesday, 30 October 2013 (originally published 26 Oct) FAISALABAD:“The role of women in promoting modern agricultural practices can tackle food insecurity and malnutrition affecting 58 per cent of the country’s population,” University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Iqrar Ahmed Khan said on Friday. He was speaking at a seminar, Improving […]

New book from Malala Yousafzai details journey from schoolgirl to activist

New book from Malala Yousafzai details journey from schoolgirl to activist

Jill Lawless – Globe and Mail – Friday, 10 October 2013 (originally published 08 Oct) A year ago, Malala Yousafzai was a 15-year-old schoolgirl in northwest Pakistan, thinking about calculus and chemistry, Justin Bieber songs and Twilight movies. Today she’s the world-famous survivor of a Taliban assassination attempt, an activist for girls’ education – and […]

‘Burka Avenger’ fights for Pakistani schools

‘Burka Avenger’ fights for Pakistani schools

Saba Eitizaz  – BBC News – Tuesday, 30 July 2013 (originally published 26 Jul) Female cartoon superhero Burka Avenger is set to debut on Pakistani television next month. The country’s answer to Wonder Woman and Supergirl uses books and pens against bad guys trying to shut the girls’ school where she works. She is already […]

Human rights: UN Women to launch social reconstruction plan

Human rights: UN Women to launch social reconstruction plan

Hassan Naqvi – Express Tribune – Friday, 12 July 2013 (originally published 08 Jul) LAHORE: UN Women is set to launch a five-year programme on social stabilisation and reconstruction. Talking to The Express Tribune, Programme Specialist Fehmida Iqbal said that the plan was aimed at ensuring institutional accountability and facilitating women by giving them a […]

First woman candidate in Pakistan’s tribal belt

First woman candidate in Pakistan’s tribal belt

Anwarullah Khan and Sebastian Abbot – Sydney Morning Herald – Monday, 08 April 2013 (originally published 02 Apr) KHAR, Pakistan: A 40-year-old Pakistani has made history by becoming the first woman to run for parliament from the country’s deeply conservative tribal region bordering Afghanistan. Badam Zari is pushing back against patriarchal traditions and braving potential […]

Pakistan’s Woman Warrior

Pakistan’s Woman Warrior

Christopher Dickey – The Daily Beast – Thursday March 28, 2013 (originally published March 25) Accused of blasphemy, Sherry Rehman fights back. “Blasphemy.” When you hear that word in America, it conjures up visions of the Salem witch trials or, worse, the Middle Ages and the Inquisition. It is not a word that’s common in […]

[Female] Nobel Peace Nominees

[Female] Nobel Peace Nominees

Vision of Humanity – Friday, 08 March 2013 (originally published 05 Mar) A record 259 nominees are in the running for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize – 209 individuals and 50 organisations – with the laureate to be announced in October, the Nobel Institute says. The list of nominees, which is kept secret for 50 […]

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