She's no ordinary teacher

She's no ordinary teacher

Panos London for – WNN Learning! (WNN/PL) Sijban, PAKISTAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: In a rundown building in the mountain village of Sijban, girls sit at their desks, hair loosely covered in white or black scarves, staring raptly at their teacher. They say they want to become either doctors or teachers when they grow up. This is […]

[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 […]

Women in the World Foundation’s New Partnership With Vital Voices

Women in the World Foundation’s New Partnership With Vital Voices

Daily Beast – Monday, 16, September 2013 (originally published 13 Sept) The Women in the World Foundation announced last night an expanded partnership with Vital Voices, the nonprofit organization born out of an initiative launched by former Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and Madeleine K. Albright. The Women in the World Foundation was launched in […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Two women, one larger story

Two women, one larger story

Stanley Crouch – NY Daily News – Friday, 01 February 2013 (originally published 28 Jan) Bill Clinton’s wife and Medgar Evers’ widow have come into their own. Seeing Myrlie Evers-Williams and Hillary Clinton in Washington last week for the presidential inauguration, I thought of Benazir Bhutto, as I often do when contemplating what women are […]

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