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Salman Sufi to be presented with Voice of Solidarity Award 2017

Punjab Chief Minister Strategic Reforms Unit Director-General, Mr Salman Sufi, has been selected as an honoree for the Voice of Solidarity Award 2017 which is to be presented by Vital Voices Global Partnership, an organization under the chairmanship of Hillary Clinton on December 4 at the IAC HQ, New York City. The award …

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PPAF organises activities to support ‘16 Days of Activism’

Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), a not-for-profit company that represents a model of public-private partnership, has planned a number of activities to support the 16 Days of Activism campaign, reinforcing their role as a sector developer in the country in addition to their work on gender equality. To mark the …

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Campaign against gender based violence kicks off

The 16-day global advocacy campaign of activism against genderbased violence has started. This was said by members of the community development foundation Jacobabad during a press conference here on Sunday. All the members of Pakistan Forum for Democratic Policing (PFDP) Sindh Chapter, supported by VSO and Amplify Change in collaboration with Rozan and Legal Rights …

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‘Gender inequality taking its toll on females’ health’

The worsening of key indicators related to female health, education and social development is a key issue holding back Pakistan’s ability to meet global targets under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), said experts during a conference at the Aga Khan University (AKU) on Saturday. Pakistan has incorporated 169 targets under …

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Punjab women commission concerned over authentic data on violence

The Punjab Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) has showed concerns over obtaining authentic data regarding violence against women in Punjab to complete its annual Punjab Gender Parity report. It is pertinent to mention that two of the annual Punjab Gender Parity reports have been published so far. Punjab Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) is fully …

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Missing — women in national security

The words of distinguished feminist international relations theorist, Ann Tickner, in 1998, “International relations is a man’s world, a world of power and conflict in which warfare is a privileged activity”; is convincing even today. Majority of experts in Pakistan do not look at warfare issues with the gender lens. …

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Women and wages in Pakistan

Women around the globe earn less than men. The global gender pay gap comes to about 22.9 percent, meaning that on average, women earn 77.1 percent of what men earn. The cascading affects of this situation reflects the situation in developing countries like Pakistan. Economic inequality is one of the …

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Violence against women

Equality of all human beings before law, within constitutions, for accessing health and education, for having choices in their personal matters like marriage, birth spacing, sense of dressing, choice of careers etc., for being able to sustain themselves and in remaining safe from being trafficked, smuggled and becoming another statistics …

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Needed — law against dowry

Dowry-related violence that was defined by the UN in 2009 as “any act of violence or harassment associated with the giving or receiving of dowry at any time before, during or after the marriage,” gets, regularly confused with and eventually covered in domestic violence. It is indeed, unquestionably different from …

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