Women’s rights Archive

A country of dead women – by Rafia Zakaria:   Before Farzana Parveen was bludgeoned to death with bricks there was Shahida Parveen who was sentenced to be stoned. In early 1988, when democracy was new and a woman was about to take over the helm of the
Staring at women is an Indian pastime, even nuns get stared at: travel expert – by Prasun Sonwalkar:     Reports of rape and sexual assaults on women in India continue to make headlines in the British media as the Foreign Office advisory asks women travelling to India to exercise caution and one India travel expert concludes
Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Power Couple:   Samar Badawi has done jail time to advance women’s rights, and now husband Walid Abulkhair will represent himself in court against the kingdom. Samar Badawi and Walid Abulkhair are Saudi Arabia’s most high-profile human rights couple. Samar is a leading
غیرت پر قتل – ماتم کس بات کا ؟ – از یاسر پیرزادہ:     Source : http://jang.com.pk/jang/jun2014-daily/01-06-2014/col8.htm?utm_content=buffer4aff1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Who, What, Why: What can you be flogged for in Iran?: A campaign has begun in Iran to get an actress flogged after she was seen being kissed at the Cannes Festival. Flogging is common in Iran – but what offences in Iranian law are punished with the lash, asks
Man killed wife for making vegetarian dinner: prosecutors – by Josh Saul:     A Pakistani immigrant beat his wife to death in their Brooklyn home after she made the mistake of cooking him lentils for dinner instead of the hearty meal of goat meat that he craved, according to court
Saudi Arabia employer ‘pours boiling water’ on Filipino woman – by Antonia Molloy: A Filipino woman was left with severe burns after her Saudi Arabia employer allegedly poured boiling water on her. The 23-year-old household service worker, from Pikit, North Cotabato, suffered burns to her back and legs after being doused with
Islam and Female Genital Mutilation – by AZ:   I am not competent to comment on Why anyone widely considered as the bearer of divine authority did or did not do something. Apart from that, it is true that FGM existed and continues to persist in wide
Women journalists demand review of salary structure -by Aaliya Shah: Women journalists have demanded a review of salary structure for media persons especially for Urdu print media journalists. Many such suggestions were shared at the Women Journalists Conference titled “Women for Independent and Responsible Media” organized by the Pakistan
“Protect me from the beasts,” pleads sex-trafficked Pakistani woman – by Azam Khan: FAISALABAD, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Zunaira Muhammad was 15 years old and dreamed of becoming a software engineer when the woman who promised to finance her education forced her into sex work. Five years later she can barely
Females face rape, harassment in Pakistan -by Avinash Advani: “Bravery, give up, willpower, commitment, hardiness, sympathy, ability, guts. That’s what girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.” While in Pakistan it is absolutely descending and they are victimizing the rape. Recently Muzafargarh issue has shown
پہلی بیوی اور دوسرا نکاح – از خورشید ندیم: Source : http://e.dunya.com.pk/colum.php?date=2014-03-19&edition=LHR&id=26763_71930236
Islam and women -by Dr Prince Ali: Completely exhausted with consecutive 12 hours-a-day duty for ten days, yesterday I asked my elder brother to hang out lately. Fortunately, one of our mutual friends showed up in the evening at my hospital and we decided to watch
Five ways Pakistan degraded women – by Rafia Zakaria: Pakistani women know to expect no special concessions. At any given moment in history, one or another political force, religious edict, or social problem is aiming directly at them, pointing fingers, attaching blame. Given this, most of them expected
As many as 91 per cent of female domestic workers say they have suffered sexual abuse – by Hassan Naqvi:   A Filipina maid cleans a mirror during a crash course in domestic duties on September 14, 2011. PHOTO: AFP/FILE LAHORE:“As many as 91 per cent of female domestic workers say they have suffered sexual abuse,” Munawar Sultana, senior
Prisoners at the palace: Saudi princesses plead for help as they claim they are being held by the king against their will – by Damien Gayle: Two daughters of the King of Saudi Arabia claim they and their sisters have been held prisoner in the royal palace for 13 years. Princesses Sahar, 42, and Jawaher, 38, said that they are being kept against their will
ڈیرہ غازی خان-پچیس سالہ خاتون کالی قرار دیکر بیچ دی گئی: ڈیرہ غازی خان-ڈیرہ غازی خان کے علاقے درخواست جمال خان میں مقامی پنچایت نے 25 سالہ خاتون کو کالی قرار دے کر فروخت کرنے کا حکم سنایا تو اس کے باپ اور شوہر نے اسے 3 لاکھ 25 ہزار
Being a daughter of Eve:   DAUGHTER OF EVE wrote by Sheelam Zaidi  twitter handle  @SheZaidi Being a daughter of Eve,    I HAVE FEW QUESTION FROM THIS MALE  DOMINATED SOCIETY.   Why the rights for a female have been sabotaged by this society?
Let’s exploit women while we champion women’s rights: From Devyani Khobragade to Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: Both women are champions of gender equality while both shamelessly exploit women for their own personal causes. Indian champion A top Indian diplomat has been arrested in New York after she paid her house-keeper only $3.13 an hour and
Domestic Violence: take a stand against this oppression too.: He struck her with the bat. She falls to the floor in a heap. “Stand up.I SAID STAND UP.” Another series of blows. “Stand up! I said STAND! I wasn’t even the height of the bat when I got
Judging a book by its cover…literally – by Jahanzeb Naseer: There has been no dearth of Malala bashing in Pakistan. After all she earned the dubious honor of being voted amongst the “Most hated” in a recent poll. But since the publication of “I am Malala” the hate-Malala-campaigners have
Women’s rights cannot be held hostage to religious jurisprudence: In 2013, we saw a glimmer of hope in the form of Malala and her bold stance on women’s right to education and on non-violence. This makes us all proud and truly, Malala stands out as a Global icon.
برطانیہ میں موجود سنی مسلمان عورتیں حلالے کے نام پردیوبندی مولویوں کی ہوس کا شکار: خفیہ حلالہ سینٹر کے دیوبندی مولوی نے مختلف مردوں سے میرا بار بار حلالہ کرایا لندن (رپورٹ، آصف ڈار) اپنے شوہر کے ہاتھوں بیک وقت طلاق حاصل کرکے ایک خفیہ حلالہ سینٹر پہنچنے والی ایک پاکستانی سنی مسلمان عورت
Pinpricks of our conscience – by Alizeh Khaleeli:   The Bold font of a daunting question; ‘Are you a Responsible Muslim’ plastered on a flyer, slipped under my door and posted randomly everywhere near my home. It is a weekend class which promises once again in bold font to
Naik Parveen Syndrome – by Mariam Shafqat Goraya: Heard it a lot and often that Pakistani society is full off male chauvinists and it’s the women who usually quietly and unhappily bear the brunt of making daal chawal for the rest of their lives. But that’s a
Delhi gang rape verdict: Is it a crime to be born a girl in India? – by Maheen Usmani: After the verdict, the family could not contain their grief with the mother saying the court might just as well acquit the rapist. PHOTO: AFP She came from a small town in Uttar Pradesh, but she had big dreams.
Shame on PPP for selecting two women candidates – by Syed Riaz Al-Malik Hajjaji: Shame on PPP for selecting two women candidates in these elections when Taliban Protectors PTI and PML N did not give any tickets to women. Shows that basically PPP is a part that favours women and minorities and what
Oppression of women in Pakistan, vastly underreported – by Fawad Hasan:   Editors note :The following article, originally published in Daily Times brings to light some of the blatant oppression done and encoded in text by the power hungry chauvinistic men. Apart from statistics, systemic violence is a much ignored
68% women are sexually harassed in Pakistan – by Talal Raza: Our society is complicated. We claim to be democratic and free, yet we don’t ever talk about countless deep rooted issues that have plagued our society. We claim to be an Islamic state, yet our women consider themselves safer
Muslim society and women – by AZ: FOREWORD: As we address this subject, a thinking mind has to acknowledge that there is no archetypical Muslim woman. There are hundreds of millions of them scattered across the globe. They include a huge variety within their fold –like
PTI-Jamaat coalition in KPK province shows its pro-Taliban, anti-women colours once again: The above news clip is a clear reminder, once again, of those fifth columnists in Pakistani society who stand with the Taliban. It is clear as day that today, Imran Khan’s PTI and its KPK provincial Government coalition partner,
‘Women in Hiding’, Directed by Taliban, Running Successfully in Dark Corners – by A Z:   The above production has now hit the marketplace of Karak, a town in KPK, which is ruled by the PTI. Karak is the district headquarter of Karak District, whose population is almost entirely comprised of Khattak tribe. This
Malala and our hypocrisy – by A Z: We are ready to judge Malala even before she has done something wrong and not willing to judge Taliban even after they have killed tens of thousands. Why? To me, this ‘why’ is nonsensical. What else can one expect?
First Pakistani women paratroopers make history: ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s first group of female paratroopers completed their training on Sunday, the military announced, hailing it as a “landmark achievement” for the country. Captain Kiran Ashraf was declared the best paratrooper of the batch of 24, the military
PIA sexual harassment issue: former medical officer reported incident after a month – by Meher Ali: A female medical officer at Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has lodged a complaint against five men, including PIA’s chief medical officer for Karachi, a deputy medical officer, lab assistant and an ambulance driver, accusing them of attempting to rape
آخر اس بس ہوسٹس کا نام مریم نواز کیوں نہ تھا؟ – زین گردیزی: آخر اس بس ہوسٹس کا نام مریم نواز کیوں نہ تھا؟ – زین گردیزی ہاۓ افسوس اس کے والدین سے یہ خطا کیوں ہوئی ان کو دیکھ بھال کر لینا چاہئیے تھا. ادھر ادھر سے پتا کراتے. آج کل
First death anniversary of Mohtarma Fauzia Wahab:   Exactly one year ago, on 17 June 2012, progressive female politician and PPP’s senior leader Fauzia Wahab passed away. Her legacy and struggle for human rights, women’s empowerment and egalitarianism is sorely missed in Pakistan today. In her death,
A license to rape – by Murtaza Hassan: A series of events in the past few weeks have again highlighted the injustices being committed against women in the name of Islam in Pakistan. Recently, the three accused of raping an 18-year old woman at Jinnah’s Mausoleum were
We resort to ad hominem and abuse when we lose arguments – by Mohsin Sayeed:
PMLN Or Muslim League Lahore: The PMLN has once again proven to true to its reputation for nepotism and petty familial politics. As party that has no confidence of smaller provinces, PMLN should have used the women’s seats to try to get representation from