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Gender Justice

The rights of women

One of the major goals of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals adopted recently is the focus on strengthening the movement for gender equality at the global level and tackling violence against women. Unfortunately violence against women is a universal problem, with different degrees and manifestations in different societies. This violence …

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Two women from Swabi awarded Chirac Prize for Conflict Prevention

PESHAWAR: Two women from Swabi district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gulalai Ismail and Saba Ismail, co-founders of non-governmental organisation, Aware Girls, were awarded the prestigious Chirac Prize for Conflict Prevention in Paris. They were awarded the prize in recognition of their contribution towards development of a culture of peace and non-violence …

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‘PurAzam’ campaign launched

Islamabad: As part of the activities to commemorate 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, second phase of a year-long advocacy campaign ‘PurAzam’ was launched in Islamabad. Trocaire, Irish international organisation, with the support of the Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade, last year launched a media advocacy …

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Australian HC launches WILN

The Australian High Commissioner launched the Australia Awards, “Women in Leadership Network (WILN)” to support Pakistani women in leadership roles at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi. The network will engage women alumni of the Australia Awards scholarship program in Pakistan. Australia Awards are an integral part of the Australian Government’s …

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Pakistan second lowest in gender parity

LAHORE:  Despite noteworthy improvements in the status of women, Pakistan ranks the second lowest in the South Asian region when it comes to gender parity, according to a report that provides details on key indicators of women empowerment in five countries – Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The …

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BISP, UN Women sign MoU on women empowerment, tackle gender equality

Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UN Women on expanding social protection coverage through improvement in women empowerment and gender equality. The MoU was signed by the Country Representative UN Women Jamshed Kazi and BISP DG Shahid Gul Qureshi in Islamabad on …

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Female education ‘lowest’ in Pakistan, says report

LAHORE: A report has revealed that the women’s education in the country remain the lowest among other South Asian states as Pakistan stand behind, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Maldives. However, the indicators have recorded significant improvements during the last 15 years – but these are still not enough to compete …

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Measures being taken for promotion of gender equality: Zakia

Lahore: Begum Zakia Shahnawaz, Provincial Minister for Higher Education, highlighted various actions taken by the Government of Pakistan for promotion of gender equality. She appreciated the efforts of GWU and LCWU for holding a well organized and successful conference. In closing ceremony of the three days International Conference on Global …

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Punjab digs deep for gender parity

Punjab digs deep for gender parity

LAHORE – The first ever Punjab Gender Parity Report and Punjab Gender Management Information System were launched yesterday at a ceremony attended by government officials, NGOs and women rights activists. The Punjab Commission on the Status of Women and the Urban Unit co-hosted the launch with an objective to unveil …

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Gender wage-gap to be reduced to 10pc in next 3 years

male female pay gap

In order to comply with the agreed condition on GSP Plus granted by the European Union (EU), an inter-provincial moot on Friday developed a roadmap to minimise the gender wage-gap from 36 percent to 10 percent in next three years in favour of women workers. The meeting also developed a …

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