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End femicide

The recent incidents of killings and sexual assault against women have once again raised concerns about women’s safety in the country. It has also exposed the toxic misogyny in our societies where women are targeted and then victimized if they

How will the Taliban rule impact Afghan women?

The Taliban have been sweeping across rural Afghanistan, taking control of over a hundred districts across the country. The hardline insurgents now claim controlling over 85 percent of Afghan territory. This has raised concerns that the gains made over women’s

NA passes bill granting voting rights to overseas Pakistanis

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) has passed the Election Act Amendment Bill 2020 containing dozens of amended clauses for electoral reforms including the voting right for overseas Pakistanis. The Lower House passed the amended Election Act, 2017 presented by Adviser

Govt striving to ensure protection of children’s rights: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the government has initiated various programs to ensure the protection of children’s rights. In his message on World Children’s Day, the prime minister said the government is striving to ensure that child’s rights

Every woman in Pakistan has been sexually harassed: Sheema Kirmani

KARACHI: Renowned social activist Sheema Kirmani has said women are sexually harassed in every Pakistani household and the bitter reality cannot be denied. Addressing a seminar organised by APWA on sexual harassment on Wednesday, Sheema Kirmani said every woman has

Greta Thunberg donates million-euro rights prize

LISBON: Climate activist Greta Thunberg was awarded a Portuguese rights award and pledged the million-euro prize to groups working to protect the environment and halt climate change. “That is more money than I can begin to imagine, but all the

Rights for Sindh

While our attention has been fixated on the coronavirus pandemic and the usual dallying by the government, a new crisis had emerged revealing that thousands of people have been receiving fake and completely bogus domiciles of Sindh. These reports first

Govt committed to ensure protection of human rights: Mazari tells NA

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was informed on Monday that the government is committed to ensure protection and promotion of human rights with special focus on the rights of women and girls. Responding to a question, Minister for Human Rights, Dr

How to protect your Rights? Some right methods

We always highlight the lack of rights in our country. But practically, how many people know and fight for their basic rights. Eventually, we all depend on human rights activists or NGOs and when a blatant violation of rights comes

Aurat March vs Patriarchy: The case of Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar

Director-producer Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar, who found immense fame and stardom with his recently-concluded ‘Meray Pass Tum Ho’ drama serial, has also gained notoriety for his blatant misogynist and sexist remarks. What actually happened? In another bizarre and troubling incident, Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar

UN rights chief concerned by India violence, Kashmir situation

GENEVA: UN high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday raised concerns over the failure of Indian authorities to stop attacks against Muslims in the country. The UN’s top human rights official was giving an update at the 43rd

Rights for children

Children’s Day is celebrated across the world on different days to honour children. Many countries such as India observe it on November 14 to give significance to children as the future of the nation. The United Nations celebrate the day

‘The Elders’ call for open access in IoK to assess rights situation

LONDON: A group of Independent international leaders, The Elders have expressed grave concern at the recent killings by security forces in Indian-occupied Kashmir. They called on the government of India to allow international delegations and monitors full access to Indian-held