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Pakistan women's rights

A First-hand Run-in With Pakistan’s Dangerous Blasphemy Obsession

A First-hand Run-in With Pakistan’s Dangerous Blasphemy Obsession

By Fizza Abbas
A public altercation over a shawl made me confront the blasphemy laws of Pakistan head-on.

Where Are the Women in Pakistan’s Politics? 

Where Are the Women in Pakistan’s Politics? 

By Mariyam Suleman Anees
As the country gears up for fiercely controversial polls in October, what are the prospects for women’s political participation in Pakistan?
Pakistan’s Aurat March 2023: Another Year, Similar Challenges

Pakistan’s Aurat March 2023: Another Year, Similar Challenges

By Somaiyah Hafeez
The march for women’s rights continues to face harassment from the authorities and the public, alongside internal political divisions.

‘No Safe Space in Pakistan for Women’: Rape Case Roils Islamabad

‘No Safe Space in Pakistan for Women’: Rape Case Roils Islamabad

By Somaiyah Hafeez
Another year, another horrifying rape case – and still no action to protect Pakistani women.

Period Poverty and Floods: A Toxic Combination in Conservative Pakistan

Period Poverty and Floods: A Toxic Combination in Conservative Pakistan

By Anam Zahra
The catastrophic floods this summer worsened Pakistan's already severe menstrual health problems. Yet few are willing to even discuss the issue.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Building a Just Peace for Women in Pakistan’s Tribal Belt

Building a Just Peace for Women in Pakistan’s Tribal Belt

By Shehryar Fazli
The renewed militancy prompted by the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan threatens hard-won gains for the women of northwest Pakistan.

Challenging South Asia’s Toxic Patriarchy Through Podcasts

Challenging South Asia’s Toxic Patriarchy Through Podcasts

By Allia Bukhari
South Asian female influencers bring to light issues faced by the region's women in their families and society amid a general, feminist discourse.
Is There Space in Pakistan for Women on Their Own?

Is There Space in Pakistan for Women on Their Own?

By Nushmiya Sukhera
The expected arc of a woman’s life in Pakistan is living in her parents’ home and then that of her husband. But more women are striking out alone, seeking independence.

Pakistan’s Problem With Violence Against Women Is Growing Impossible to Ignore

Pakistan’s Problem With Violence Against Women Is Growing Impossible to Ignore

By Somaiyah Hafeez
Pakistan witnessed several cases of gender-based violence within the month of July, shedding light on the deplorable state of women’s rights in the country.

How Pakistan Failed Its Women

How Pakistan Failed Its Women

By Nushmiya Sukhera
Gender-based violence in Pakistan – including the latest horrific murder in Islamabad – is a product of the government’s failure to act.

Brutal Killing Spotlights Violence Against Women in Pakistan

Brutal Killing Spotlights Violence Against Women in Pakistan

By Kathy Gannon
Rights activists say that gender-based assaults are on the rise as Pakistan barrels toward greater religious extremism.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Blames Women for Sexual Violence

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Blames Women for Sexual Violence

By Munir Ahmed
It was the second time in two months that Khan sparked outrage after suggesting that women's attire plays a role in provoking sexual violence against them.

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