women rights

Saudi Arabia releases two women’s rights activists

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has released two prominent women’s rights activists held in detention for nearly three years after they served their terms. “Human rights defenders Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sadah have been released following the expiry of the sentences against

Women’s rights activist shot dead in Afghanistan

KABUL: Gunmen on a motorbike shot dead a women’s rights activist and her brother north of Afghanistan’s capital as a wave of assassinations ravages the country. Freshta Kohistani, aged 29, was the second activist to be killed in two days

Awareness isn’t enough: Salman Sufi on fighting gender inequality and more

Salman Sufi is an award-winning public policy and development specialist working to battle gender inequality in Pakistan. He has introduced dozens of historic reforms to counter gender inequality and change the lives of women today. His achievements include establishing the

No women at ‘Azadi March’

Thousands of protesters under the banner of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam have converged in Islamabad seeking the resignation of Prime Minister Imran Khan. But there was something more noticeable: the absence of women. The largest religious party has reportedly banned women from