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West Indies women’s team to play three ODIs in Karachi

KARACHI: West Indies women’s cricket team will visit Pakistan to play three One-Day Internationals in November. Karachi’s iconic National Stadium will host the matches on 8, 11, and 14 November, following which both sides will travel to Zimbabwe for the

Iceland falls short of Europe’s first women-majority parliament

REYKJAVIK: Iceland looked to have elected a woman-majority parliament but a recount of votes on Sunday showed there will still be more men than women in the chamber. Thirty women were elected to the 63-seat parliament in Saturday’s election, up

Are Pakistani dramas provoking domestic violence?

Well, the phrase ‘better late than never’ has rightly reflected Sharmila Faruqi’s recent remarks in which she has criticized the currently running drama ‘Khuda Aur Mohabbat’ for showing violence and physical abuse against women. Miss Faruqi’s statement has raised many

Education stipends

Education is the building block of a developed and prosperous society. Unfortunately in Pakistan, more than 22.6 million children are out of school while the education system is in shambles. Successive governments have failed to give importance to education. The

Case registered against men for harassing women in Chingchi rickshaw

LAHORE: A case of a woman being harassed in a Chingchi rickshaw on Independence Day has been registered at Lari Ada police station. The case was registered on the complaint of SHO Lari Ada Ghulam Abbas in Lahore. According to

PTI wins three reserved seats for women in AJK

MUZAFFARABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has secured three seats reserved for women in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly. All five candidates were elected unopposed while the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) secured one

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

‘Hollywood Ripper’ sentenced to death for murdering two women in California

LOS ANGELES: A California judge sentenced a man nicknamed the “Hollywood Ripper” to death for the home-invasion murders of two women in the early 2000s, one of whom was preparing to go on a date with actor Ashton Kutcher. Los

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

Indian woman presumed dead from COVID-19 returns home

LUCKNOW: In a bizarre case, a 75-year old Indian woman presumed dead by her family due to COVID-19 returned home, 15 days after her last rites were performed. The hospital authorities had handed over a wrapped body which her family

Farzana Shar – a true embodiment of women empowerment in Sindh

A brave young girl, Faraza Shar, has become an embodiment of women empowerment after she also took responsibilities while riding a motorcycle in rural Sindh. 15-year-old Farzana Shar hails from Ibrahim Shar village in Daharki Tesil, Ghotki in Upper Sindh.

26 women cricketers invited for training camp in Multan

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board has invited 26 cricketers for a Women High Performance Camp in Multan. The 25-day camp will begin on May 29 and conclude on June 22 during which they will undergo skills and fitness training at the

Security guard operates on woman at Lahore’s Mayo hospital

LAHORE: In a shocking incident, a security guard impersonating as a doctor operated on a patient at Lahore’s Mayo Hospital for the greed of money. The security guard, Waheed Butt, who was fired from his job two years ago from

Ali Gul Pir believes women are more supportive than men

KARACHI: Pakistani rapper Ali Gul Pir has observed one thing which might be true. According to him, women are more supportive than men.  On Saturday, the rapper shared multiple Instagram Stories about his findings where he expressed that for the

Kuwaiti woman’s murder by alleged harasser sparks outrage

KUWAIT CITY: Women in Kuwait demanded better protections from male violence at a protest in response to the murder of a woman by a man who was previously reported to authorities for harassing her. Farah Hamza Akbar was on Tuesday

Shahid Afridi launches new variety of skincare products for men, women

KARACHI: Pakistan’s legendary former all-rounder Shahid Afridi has launched a range of skincare products for both men and women so they feel confident and shine like a star. On a social media website Twitter, Afridi shared that the new line,

Naomi Osaka, Kylie Minogue, Priyanka Chopra among winners at Glamour Awards

LONDON: Frontline workers for Britain’s National Health Service, tennis player Naomi Osaka and designer Vivienne Westwood were among those honoured at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, in a virtual event which paid tribute to those who have sought

1 in 3 women experience physical or sexual violence: UN

NEW YORK: Nearly one in three women worldwide is subjected to physical or sexual violence during her lifetime as the pervasive criminal behaviour increased during the coronavirus pandemic. This was stated in a new report by the World Health Organization

Good luck with Aurat March

As a Pakistani woman, I am fed up with pretending that I support ‘Aurat March’, stepping out onto the streets and fighting for our fundamental rights. That’s too much! What rights are we demanding? Haven’t men already provided us a

Google Doodle honours trailbrazilers on Women’s Day

SAN FRANCISCO: Google Doodle is celebrating the annual International Women’s Day by highlighting a series of firsts throughout women’s history and shattering traditional roles for them. In a short video, Google has honoured and paid homage to many of the

Global representation of women in parliament reaches ‘all-time high’: Report

GENEVA: On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), a UN partner, has said that the global representation of women in Parliament reached a record high in 2020 but progress is “still excruciatingly slow”. “It gives me

Pakistani women contributed to glory and honour of our nation: Gen Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qammar Javed Bajwa has hailed the contribution of women on the occasion of International Women’s Day which is being observed today. In a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief said

Aurat March being held nationwide to celebrate Women’s Day

KARACHI: International Women’s Day is also being observed in Pakistan as a wide range of events have been organised in various cities of the country. Aurat March rallies and sit-ins will be held across various Pakistani cities on line with

International Women’s Day being observed today

NEW YORK: International Women’s Day is being observed to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together

Women’s Day 

International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8 to honour the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women while highlighting the problems they face on a regular basis in their professional lives in a patriarchal society. The

Indian women leading farmers’ protests featured on TIME cover

NEW YORK: Indian women farmers protesting against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s agricultural laws at New Delhi’s borders for over three months have been featured on the international cover of renowned American TIME magazine’s latest edition. The article – ‘I Cannot

Three female media workers killed in Afghanistan

JALALABAD: Three female media workers were shot dead in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad amid a wave of killings that is spreading fear among professional workers. Zalmai Latifi, head of local broadcaster Enikas TV, said the three women were

Suspect behind killing of four women in North Waziristan shot dead

PESHAWAR: Security forces have gunned down a militant commander involved in the killing of four women in an intelligence-based operation in Mir Ali area of North Waziristan. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation

Saudi Arabia allows women to join armed forces

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has allowed women to join the country‘s armed forces, the latest profession in the kingdom to open up to female recruits. The Saudi Ministry of Defence has issued a ruling allowing both genders to sign up through

South Africa’s Shabnim Ismail declared ICC Women’s Player of the Month

DUBAI: South African cricketer Shabnim Ismail has won the inaugural ICC Women’s Player of the Month award, finishing ahead of Pakistan’s Diana Baig and team-mate Marizanne Kapp. Ismail took seven wickets in the ODI series against Pakistan to play a