Women’s rights Archive

Pakistan Council of Islamic Ideology: Don’t let DNA con justice in a rape case – by A Z: The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), that great avant-garde enabler of Islamic Ideology in the Land of Pure, has decreed today that the DNA evidence does not comprise a substantial proof for conviction in rape cases. The Council opined
Kudos to Badam Zari, the first female candidate to run for the elections from Fata: KHAR: “I am contesting the election with passion, with a clean heart and a clear conscience. My passion is to educate the future generation, girls and women, and to serve them,” says Badam Zari — the first female candidate to run
According to Jamaat-e-Islami’s Munawar Hasan, it ain’t rape without four witnesses: I found this argument by Munawar Hassan of the religio-political party Jamaat-i-Islami to be unbelievably disgusting and fundamentally blasphemous in the way he invokes the Qur’an to justify blatant misogyny: http://youtu.be/-nQTTDCromw Anchor: Why did you vehemently oppose the women protection
Women Who Dare: Nafis Sadik, Champion of Choice for Women Around the World:   BY Jaime-Alexis Fowler   |   February 28, 2013 Nafis Sadik has been called one of the most powerful women in the world. One of the greatest women’s advocates of the twentieth century, Nafis is an obstetrician, author, mother, and global thought
On Women’s Day: The Gift of Life – by Shiraz Paracha: Women are like flowers–soft and delicate like light in darkness, like color and fragrance Beauty means women and women mean beauty   They are our strength and they are our weakness They purify our souls and inspire our minds
Does the majority approve of alliances with the ASWJ, of surrender to the TTP, of misogyny? – by Saroop Ijaz: Making it Count Jam Tamachi was a ruler of Sindh and was immortalised by Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai in Shah Jo Risalo in the form of the tale of Noori Jam Tamachi. It is a simple beautiful folk tale. Noori was
تماچی صاحب کی عقل و دانش -ڈاکٹر شازیہ نواز: ایک زمانہ تھا جب لوگ اسی بات کو یقین کرتے تھے جو ان کوماں باپ نے بتا دی ، اور ماں باپ کو ان کے ماں باپ نے. زمانہ بدل گیا ہے. اب دنیا چھوٹی سی جگا ہے، لوگ
کیا عورتیں واقعی صاحب آواز ہوگئی ہیں؟: کیا عورتیں واقعی صاحب آواز ہو گئیں ؟ لیل و نہار/عامر حسینی فروری کے دوسرے ہفتے میں پوری دنیا میں ویمن ڈے منایا جاتا ہے-اور ہمارے ہاں بھی اب یہ بڑے تزک و احتشام سے منایا جاتا ہے-اس دن
Hide them all then – by A Z: This post is with reference to the following article published on Al Arabiya TV web site: “Burkas for babies”: Saudi cleric’s new fatwa causes controversy http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2013/02/03/264031.html A friend sent me a link to the article which has kicked off
My visit to an Edhi jail – by Shazia Nawaz: Last year when I visited Pakistan, I visited one of the Balquis Edhi centers located in Lahore. I had a few things to give away to charity, and what other charity could be better than Edhi charity?  People trust
A woman is not a lollipop! – by Shazia Nawaz: India’s brutal gang rape has shocked the world. But this was also an opportunity for us to look inside the minds of average Pakistani and Indian people. Not only several Indian and Pakistani men, but a few Indian women
Behind the headlines : Malala Yousafzai, Asif Ali Zardari and the new Pakistan: Note: While David James article does an important job of cataloguing the salient achievements of the current PPP government, it incorrectly credits Pro-military establishment, Pro-PCO Iftikhar Chaudhry and civil society-backed, Sherry Rehman, for improving Pakistan-US relations post Salala incident. On the other
Pakistan doesn’t respect women – by Dr Shazia Nawaz: The other day, I came across a video on YouTube. It showed the Punjab Assembly’s proceedings of June 20, 2012. In that clip, Chaudhry Allauddin, a member of the PML-Q, while having a heated argument on the provincial budget,
ایک روشن قندیل: گئے زمانے کا ذکر ہے ایک سہ پہر یونیورسٹی میں بیٹھے سستا رہے تھے کہ ایک صاحب آ کر ساتھ بیٹھ گئے جو عام و خاص میں مولائی کے لقب سے جانے جاتے تھے، کچھ دیر خاموش بیٹھے رہے
Malala Yousafzai: A child soldier in the war for Pakistan – by Sadanand Dhume: Fourteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai stood up for modernity. Few others do. It’s not every day that Barack Obama and Ban Ki-moon agree with the head of the Islamist group Jamaat-e-Islami or an America-bashing Pakistani politician. But Tuesday’s Taliban attack on
Women and Voting in Pakistan – by Mustafa Kamal: Orders of Election Commission Pakistan to fully ensure the women participation in voting has been out rightly rejected  by various political parties.  The political parties argue the ongoing war against terror and militancy in KPK and tribal areas a
Pakistan Democracy Review: Pro-women legislation by the PPP government: Here is a list of pro-women legislation enacted by the present PPP Government which is implementing the vision of Benazir Bhutto Shaheed under the leadership of President and Co-Chairman Asif Zardari. 1. The National Commission on the Status of
Rukhsana Bibi kay tezaab say jhulsay zakhmon ki royalty – Wasi Shah (Nai Baat): Related posts: Twitter has spoken against Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy: #JusticeforRukhsana – by Aaj TV Justice for Rukhsana: This is how urban elites exploit oppressed women’s miseries in Pakistan We are cross-posting an Urdu column by famous Pakistani poet and
Twitter has spoken against Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy: #JusticeforRukhsana – by Aaj TV: Related posts: Justice for Rukhsana: This is how urban elites exploit oppressed women’s miseries in Pakistan Rukhsana Bibi kay tezaab say jhulsay zakhmon ki royalty – Wasi Shah (Nai Baat) Source: Aaj TV By: Zuhaeb Nazir, Uploaded: 27th June 2012
Consumer rights for women in Pakistan -by Naseer Ahmed: Any discussion of women in Pakistan must be in the context of the culture of the various ethnic groups there. Common to all ethnic groups is a Patriarchal society that views women more or less as property. The birth
Javed Chaudhry shows how to rationalize acid attacks on women – by Zalaan: پہلی اپریل کو کسی نے مجھے جاوید چودھری کا روزنامہ ایکسپریس میں شایع ہونے والا کالم فارورڈ کیا جسے پڑھ کر میں حیران رہ گیا کے جاوید چودھری کی سوچ اتنی مجرمانہ اور گری ہوئی ہو سکتی ہے اور
A girl who couldn’t become even Fakhra Younus – by Ahmed Nawaz: Fakhra Younus, an acid-attack victim, committed suicide less than a month ago – a horrid crime leading to a murder. Not many would be uninformed about the incident and unaware of the woman herself; for, it received heavy media
A comment on Saving Face: ‘Saving Face’ is a good documentary, it is about women who are victims of a vicious crime,. It is about egos which became so treacherous and detrimental that they only get satisfaction in violence and sedition. It is about
Ignoring PPP women in political analysis: One has to appreciate Express Tribune for allowing a number of new writers with a platform on their Opinion pages. Other well established newspapers like Dawn, The News and The Nation have their Op-Ed pages dominated by a select
Truth be told -by Sana Bucha: There’s been a startling moment in Pakistan’s foreign policy – a moment that not only crystallizes what this country is about but demonstrates the pitfalls of irregular combat in the age of terror. The moment was tragic and deliberate
Politics of Rape: Rahila Tiwana 15 December 1990: The CIA (Crime Investigation Agency ) treated me like notorious criminal. Repeatedly they pulled my hair and slapped me on my ace . The wanted to make a false sexual allegation against Asif Zardari (Benazir Bhutto’s jailed husband )
Veena Malik, Punjabi filmi songs & national honor -by Asif Mahmood: لیجیے ہماری قومی غیرت ایک بار پھر مجروح ہوگئی۔ احباب لٹھ لے کر وینا ملک کے پیچھے لگے ہیں کہ اس نے بھارت میں ملک کا وقار خاک میں ملا دیا۔ معلوم نہیں ان شیر خواروں کو کس نے
Democracy triumphs: Parliament passes pro-women bill: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani congratulated all parliamentarians, particularly women parliamentarians, for the unanimous passage of the Anti-Women Practices Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2008. Gilani recalled that Shaheed Benazir Bhutto had always given high priority to legislation that protected
Horrors of a PML-N run Punjab – by Saad Mansoor: This morning I woke up to find the news of masked men entering a school in Rawalpindi and thrashing students and teachers for dressing inappropriately. The absence of the news from electronic media evidences the lack of freedom and
Are we a moral society? -By Meera Ghani: Lately, I find myself losing hope. It seems as if we all are so caught up in our mundane day to day lives that we’ve stopped caring about what’s going on around us. I would much rather believe that
The System Works: Related : Gilani announces Musarrat Hilali as first WOP Blogs Cross post :Individual Land It is a welcome precedence set by the Federal Ombudspersonfor Protection of Women against Harassment at Workplace, to dispose a case in two hearings and
Rape, mutilation: Pakistan’s tribal justice for women: MULTAN: On April 14, two men entered Asma Firdous’ home, cut off six of her fingers, slashed her arms and lips and then sliced off her nose. Before leaving the house, the men locked their 28-year-old victim inside. Asma,
Pervasive chauvinism towards women -by Saria Benazir: Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person. Men and women of full age without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry or to have a family. They entitled
Eric Foner on the Evolution of Liberalism -by Meera Ghani: Excellent interview with Eric Foner. For those who may not know him he is an American historian. On the faculty of the Department of History at Columbia University since 1982: There are some similarities to make the case for
Hina Rabbani Khar to be Pakistan’s first lady Foreign Minister: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is a liberal party and it’s government has not only taken measures to provide protection to women but also elevated their positions by giving them important portfolios. These measures give women honour & protection
Genesis of gender discrimination —by Jamil Nasir: Addressing the constraints women face in the labour market requires gender-sensitive market regulations. It is a matter of common observation that women are doing various household jobs like babysitting, cooking, cleaning, etc, outside their homes, but such employment is
Those little girls on the street! -by Dr. Shazia Nawaz: You love Pakistan when you live in Pakistan, but you love Pakistan even more when you do not live in Pakistan anymore. You do not love those poor children on the streets of Pakistan when you live in Pakistan,
Rights of the children in Pakistan -by Saria Benazir: Pakistan ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child on 12 November 1990, making a reservation on interpreting its provisions following the principles of Islamic laws and values. In 1997 Pakistan decided to withdraw its reservation, which marks
Mukhtaran Mai case: Other side of the story–By Haider Javed Syed:
My honor is not bigger than my life! – by Shazia Nawaz: I did not expect Mukhtar’s rapist to go free. There were witnesses to the crime, were there not? But even here in USA, if victim does not get examined right after the rape, valuable information gets lost and rapist