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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.

Pakistani Women Are Ready for Another Aurat March. Is Pakistan?
March 02, 2020

Pakistani Women Are Ready for Another Aurat March. Is Pakistan?

By Tehreem Azeem
Since 2018, the march has attracted fierce criticism, especially online. But the organizers and participants are undaunted.

Malala’s Father: ‘I Did Not Clip Her Wings’
May 31, 2019

Malala’s Father: ‘I Did Not Clip Her Wings’

By Daud Khattak
In a new book, Ziauddin Yousafzai recounts his struggle to challenge discrimination against girls and women in Pakistan.
Pakistan's Women Marched for Their Rights. Then the Backlash Came.
March 20, 2019

Pakistan's Women Marched for Their Rights. Then the Backlash Came.

By Tehreem Azeem
What made the Aurat March controversial?

Street Harassment in Pakistan
August 31, 2018

Street Harassment in Pakistan

By Tehreem Azeem
Verbal and physical harassment of women is common on Pakistan's streets, with little recourse for victims.

Women in Imran Khan's 'New Pakistan'
August 03, 2018

Women in Imran Khan's 'New Pakistan'

By Maham Javaid
Will the incoming prime minister deliver a new – and better – Pakistan for the country's women?

Pakistan's Jirgas and Women's Rights
January 04, 2018

Pakistan's Jirgas and Women's Rights

By Basit Mahmood
Pakistan's move to legitimize jirga justice will have dire consequences for the country's women.
Honor Killings in Afghanistan and Pakistan
December 30, 2016

Honor Killings in Afghanistan and Pakistan

By Meha Pumbay
What the two neighbors can learn from each other's efforts to protect women.

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