Working with predators

Sexual harassment, abuse and discrimination are widely prevalent and pervasive in workplaces and mostly unreported or ignored by senior managers. Most women have to work in hostile work environments surrounded by sexual predators to protect their careers and livelihood.  The

NITB launches app to address sexual harassment incidents

ISLAMABAD: The National Information Technology Board (NITB) has launched an app to tackle the increasing sexual harassment against women in Pakistan. As per details, through the app, the users will be able to report incidents of sexual harassment and assault. The

Nurse alleges sexual harassment at PIMS Hospital

ISLAMABAD: Authorities have failed to take action against the harassment of a nurse at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Hospital in Islamabad. A week ago, a senior nurse at the largest hospital in the federal capital had submitted

Female journalists demand govt act against online threats, harassment

ISLAMABAD: Women journalists in Pakistan have come together and released a joint statement calling upon authorities to end impunity against attacks on women in media in Pakistan. The joint statement deplores the attacks through social media directed at women journalists

President calls for increasing awareness against harassment

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi has appreciated the role of Federal Ombudsman Secretariat for Protection against Harassment (FOSPAH) in the provision of speedy and cheaper justice to the people. President Alvi was talking to Federal Ombudsperson for Protection against Harassment (FOSPAH)

PEMRA’s senior official suspended during harassment inquiry

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday the Federal Ombudsman for the protection against harassment of women at the workplace terminated the service of a senior Pemra official to discourage interference in the investigation. Ombudsman Kashmala Tariq was hearing a complaint lodged against a

Indian female cop alleges sexual harassment by seniors

LUCKNOW: An Indian woman police constable deployed in the city of Lucknow has put up a video clip on social media in which she alleged that her seniors had sexually harassed her. The Lucknow policewoman is seen weeping in a

US stops, harasses Iranian citizens at airports

LOS ANGELES: Numerous reports have emerged of Iranian-American citizens being stopped at USA airports amid tensions between the USA and Iran. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim advocacy group provided legal assistance to more than 60 travelers who

Balochistan Uni criticized over mandating uniforms to curb harassment

QUETTA: The University of Balochistan’s management has been criticized by students after it issued a notification to wear uniforms on campus as a measure to curb harassment. The decision was taken by the management earlier on Monday that from next

Afghan envoy summoned over harassment of Pakistani diplomats

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Sunday summoned the Afghan Charge d’Affairs in Islamabad to express concern over the harassment and treatment of Pakistani diplomats in Afghanistan. According to a statement from Foreign Office, spokesman Dr Faisal Muhammad expressed serious concerns