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Is There Space in Pakistan for Women on Their Own?
August 13, 2021

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
August 07, 2021

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
August 03, 2021

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
August 02, 2021

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
June 24, 2021

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.

State and Non-State Actors Alike Threaten Pakistani Women’s Rights
April 08, 2021

State and Non-State Actors Alike Threaten Pakistani Women’s Rights

By Umair Jamal
Between Prime Minister Imran Khan’s insensitive remarks and Pakistani Taliban threats, women in the country face an uphill battle for their rights.

Once Again, Pakistan’s Women’s March Is Targeted With a Vicious Smear Campaign
March 16, 2021

Once Again, Pakistan’s Women’s March Is Targeted With a Vicious Smear Campaign

By Allia Bukhari
Pakistani women challenging toxic masculinity are being vilified.
Silent Battles: How Pakistani Women Counter Harassment in Cyberspace
October 21, 2020

Silent Battles: How Pakistani Women Counter Harassment in Cyberspace

By Allia Bukhari
“Unless these issues are addressed in the real world, they will continue to exist and increase in the online world.”

Pakistan Police Arrest Key Suspect in Shocking Highway Rape
October 14, 2020

Pakistan Police Arrest Key Suspect in Shocking Highway Rape

By Associated Press
The attack shocked Pakistan and galvanized women's rights activists.

Is Pakistan Safe for Women?
September 14, 2020

Is Pakistan Safe for Women?

By Tehreem Azeem
The horrific gang rape of a mother along the highway was not an isolated incident, but comes against a backdrop of regular threats and harassment of women.

Behind Pakistani Feminists’ Fight for Rights 
March 14, 2020

Behind Pakistani Feminists’ Fight for Rights 

By Kaukab Tahir Shairani
Women in Pakistan are bearing the brunt of the country’s Islamic political ideology, in addition to its patriarchy.
Why Balochistan Needs Women’s Day
March 10, 2020

Why Balochistan Needs Women’s Day

By Mariyam Suleman
Despite some little progress, women in Balochistan are still a very long way from equality.

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