Posts tagged "pakistan"

All-Male Feminism Panel in Pakistan Receives Backlash

The Arts Council of Pakistan received backlash for its discussion titled “Feminism; The Other Perspective,” which featured an all-male panel. After receiving criticism on social media, the Arts Council of Pakistan changed the name of the discussion, the makeup of the panel, and the graphics promoting the discussion. Originally, “Feminism; The Other Perspective” featured all-male...

Pakistani Feminist Activist Escapes to United States after Manhunt by Authorities

Prominent activist Gulalai Ishmail had been on the run from Pakistani authorities for months before reaching the United States by way of Sri Lanka, where Pakistani citizens do not need a visa. Ismail, 33, already had a multi-entry visa to the United States, and was able to flee to her sister’s home in Brooklyn, NY...

Pakistan will create more than 1,000 Courts Dedicated to Tackling Violence Against Women

On Friday June 21st, Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa announced that Pakistan will set up more than 1,000 courts dedicated to tackling violence against women in the country. Each court will deal specifically with cases of violence against women in the country to cultivate an environment where women can speak up without fear of repercussions....

Pakistan Tightens Law on “Honor” Killings

Today Pakistani lawmakers passed a law that will mandate a minimum sentence of 25 years in prison for those convicted of honor killings.

Pakistani Feminist Killed by Brother

A Pakistani celebrity, Qandeel Baloch, was violently strangled to death by her brother last week, in what he referred to as an “honor killing.”
Deadly Earthquake in Afghanistan Kills Hundreds, Including 12 School Girls

Deadly Earthquake in Afghanistan Kills Hundreds, Including 12 School Girls

Monday’s destructive earthquake in Afghanistan has left over 340 people dead in the northeastern provinces of Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan. Among the dead were 12 school girls who perished in a stampede, as they tried to flee their school in Taloqan, located in Takhar province of Afghanistan.
Worldwide Attacks Against Schoolgirls Are on the Rise

Worldwide Attacks Against Schoolgirls Are on the Rise

Despite legal protections for gender equality, around 3,600 attacks against schools, students, and teachers were recorded in just the year 2012 alone.
Pakistan Metropolis Gets First Female Police Chief

Pakistan Metropolis Gets First Female Police Chief

"My husband opposed my decision to join the police force 20 years ago. It was a big challenge. I was a little bit hesitant to accept it."
Pakistani Woman Stoned to Death for Marrying A Man of Her Own Choosing

Pakistani Woman Stoned to Death for Marrying A Man of Her Own Choosing

"I killed my daughter as she had insulted all of our family by marrying a man without our consent, and I have no regret over it."
Pakistan to Release Head of Taliban Military Operations

Pakistan to Release Head of Taliban Military Operations

Afghan and Pakistani officials intend for the release of Baradar to advance peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban.
New All-Women Jirga in Pakistan Takes Steps Toward Equality

New All-Women Jirga in Pakistan Takes Steps Toward Equality

In Pakistan, the rights of fundamentalists surpass the rights of women.
Pakistani Actress Attacked with Acid

Pakistani Actress Attacked with Acid

An 18 year old actress in Pakistan is in critical condition after being attacked with acid for refusing a marriage proposal.
Pakistani Women's University Closed Indefinitely

Pakistani Women’s University Closed Indefinitely

In the wake of a bomb attack on Saturday, the Sardar Bahadur Khan (SBK) Women's University has shut its doors indefinitely. The Bolan Medical Complex, which was attacked while Doctors treated victims of the university bombing, is also closed indefinitely.
Pakistani Women's University Bus, Hospital Bombed

Pakistani Women’s University Bus, Hospital Bombed

A bus for a women's university in Pakistan and the hospital that treated victims from the blast were bombed on Saturday, killing 14 students and 24 others at the hospital.