Do more to protect women

By Wilma van der Maten Yes, I’m a white woman, born in the west. Privileged not by my skin colour or culture. Privileged by the way my father has raised me. A simple man from the village, born during the war, a

Why Mera Jism Meri Marzi?

By Syed Irfan Mehdi As a student of the Gender Studies, I would like to share some statistics on violence against the female gender, particularly against the women hailing from the South Asian region. In this region, if a woman accuses a

Is sexuality a choice?

By Hiba Hussain Gender inclinations and sexual orientation depend on gender identity which is embedded into an individual at the time of birth. When something comes naturally, it cannot be a choice. Sexuality might be one of those topics which are not

Pakistan is for all

By Asma Razaq I am a Muslim, born and raised in a religious family. I have always seen my parents offering prayers five times a day. They taught me the Holy Quran and other necessary lessons of Islam. But above all what

HRCP announces Asma Jahangir Award for human rights defenders

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Secretary-General Harris Khalique has announced that the commission is instituting the Asma Jahangir Award for human rights defenders and resuming the Nisar Osmani Award for courage in journalism and the IA Rehman research grant in human

Let us breathe now…

By Asma Razaq Extremism, fundamentalism or radicalism – three words with the same meaning which are a definition of the Pakistani society from the global community – are once again pushing the country into the dark clouds of viciousness that has already

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