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Women, transgender community facing challenges in achieving gender equality

Women, children and transgender community in Pakistan have faced formidable challenges in their efforts to achieve gender equality and address gender-based violence, with particular problems posed by elements among customary norms and practices to explore the issue. The speakers said this while addressing All Parties’ Conference, organized by ‘Provincial Alliance …

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AIOU holds gender studies seminar

Introduction of gender equality concepts in curriculum at primary level stressed Islamabad To bring social change through the discipline of gender studies, there is a need to introduce concepts of gender equality and women rights in the curriculum at primary and high school level. The conclusion was shared at a …

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Electoral patriarchy

IN the 2013 general election, the three main parties (PML-N, PTI, PPP) fielded a combined total of 112 candidates for Lahore’s 38 national and provincial assembly seats. Only five out of these 112 individuals were women and none were initially elected. After the onset of several by-elections, finally one of …

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Ending extremism via gender equality

Willem Koomen and Joop van der Plight, at the department of Social Psychology in the University of Amsterdam, in their book titled “The Psychology of Radicalisation and Terrorism”, published in 2016, have tried to analyse the phenomenon of radicalisation and terrorism from a psychological perspective. All those attributes of individual …

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Need stressed to empower women

Speakers on Wednesday stressed the need for empowering women with providing education so that the incidences of gender violence could be controlled. They expressed these views while addressing the concluding session of a seminar on ‘Gender Sensitization and Women Empowerment in Agriculture Sector’ organized by the University of Agriculture Faisalabad …

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‘Gender Equity Program’ launched at SMIU

Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh said on Tuesday that the country and the nation could not progress by confining half of its population (women). Addressing the launching ceremony of ‘Gender Equity Program’ – A USAID and Aurat Foundation Project at SMIU – Dr Shaikh …

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Gender equality: ‘Empowerment of women in rural areas need of the hour ’

Women’s empowerment is essential in achieving sustainable development and prosperity. We cannot succeed without involving women in socio-economic activities and bringing them into the mainstream. This was said by University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan while speaking at a workshop on Thursday. The event was organised …

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Unveiling the burqa

How much of a threat can fully veiled Muslim women pose?  In recent times, a great deal of controversy has centred around the burqa. In 2011, France banned the niqab and burqa. Bulgaria, Egypt and Chad, among others, also banned the burqa, with Morocco banning the sale, import and manufacture …

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