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  1. SOUTH ASIA: Asian Women Shine in Politics

    Thursday, December 22, 2011
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  2. PAKISTAN: National Working Women Day Today: Government Empowering Womenfolk in the Country

    The government has not only empowered the womenfolk in the country but also working to provide them space in all walk

    Thursday, December 22, 2011
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  5. PAKISTAN: Horrors of Sexual Abuse in Conflict-Stricken FATA

    Kashmala Bibi* says her cousin's breasts were cut into pieces when five militants walked into their house and

    Thursday, December 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 553
  6. PAKISTAN: A Monumental Triumph

    The fact that within a period of one month Pakistan has passed three pro-women bills can be considered a tremendous a

    Wednesday, December 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 533
  7. PAKISTAN: Women-specific Bills Passed: Fourteen-Year Jail Term for Acid-Throwers

    The Senate unanimously pass­ed two historical bills upholding the rights of women, The Acid Control and Acid Crim

    Monday, December 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 554
  8. SOUTH ASIA: The Mumbai Press Gallery Visit to Pakistan

    The same sea, the same sky. The distance between Mumbai and Karachi is only 877 km.

    Thursday, December 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 508
  9. PAKISTAN: Girls Fight for the Right to Education

    Armed with only a slightly used copy book sent by her aunt from Peshawar, the capital of the northwestern Khyber Pakh

    Wednesday, December 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 504
  10. PAKISTAN: Sherry Rehman Appointed Pakistan Ambassador to Washington

    Sherry Rehman, who has received death threats after campaigning to reform Pakistan's blasphemy laws, has been appoint

    Wednesday, November 23, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 443
  11. PAKISTAN: Pakistan passes law to stop 'anti-women practices' - paper

    Pakistan's parliament has passed a landmark law aimed at strengthening protection for women facing economic and socia

    Thursday, November 17, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 435
  12. PAKISTAN: Tormented by stigma after rape

    The three-room house in the Korangi area of the Pakistani city of Karachi, occupied until two months ago by Alam Din

    Friday, November 11, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 427
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  14. PAKISTAN: Guns Aimed Increasingly at Women

    Guns available in new abundance in the troubled north of Pakistan are increasingly being used on women in ‘hono

    Wednesday, October 5, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 279
  15. PAKISTAN: Ministry and UN Women Sign MoU for Women Empowerment

    The Finance Division of the government of Pakistan and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerm

    Wednesday, October 5, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 289
  16. PAKISTAN: Pakistan Only South Asian State Yet to Pass Law on Domestic Violence

    Researchers and practitioners on violence against women (VAW) from all over South Asia gave country presentations and

    Monday, September 26, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 236
  17. PAKISTAN: Women Status Seems Progressive-way in Pakistan

    Statistics shows the status of women is better than last couple of years in Pakistan.

    Saturday, September 17, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 158
  18. Violence against women in Pakistan - so what?

    Besides being a fundamental violation of human rights, violence against women represents one of the most critical pub

    Monday, September 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 210
  19. PAKISTAN: Pakistan Appoints First Female Foreign Minister

    Pakistan has appointed its first female foreign minister, filling a key Cabinet position days ahead of peace talks wi

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 107
  20. PAKISTAN: Torture – a Word Missing in Pakistan's Penal Code

    Just five days before the submission date, the government has yet to begin work on its report on the Convention Again

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 102
  21. PAKISTAN: Trafficking of Women is a Fast Growing Crime

    Trafficking in people for prostitution and forced labour is one of the fastest growing areas of international crimina

    Monday, July 11, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 081
  22. PAKISTAN: Strategy for Controlling Violence Against Women Demanded

    Experts have called for evolving a comprehensive strategy to control the overall situation of violence in the country

    Wednesday, July 6, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 061
  23. PAKISTAN: Officials: Women Bomber Trend Grows in Pakistan

    Al Qaeda and the Taliban appear to have ordered their cadres to increasingly use women to carry out suicide and armed

    Monday, June 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 009
  24. PAKISTAN: Pakistan Militants Force Girl to Wear Suicide Vest

    An eight-year-old Pakistani girl was kidnapped by Islamist militants who forced her to wear a suicide vest to attack

    Monday, June 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 968
  25. PAKISTAN: Warped Justice: Mother Sexually Abused as Punishment For Son

    A woman was allegedly paraded naked in the streets of Neelor Bala village on the instigation of a jirga that found he

    Tuesday, June 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 929
  26. PAKISTAN: NCSW Urged Government of Pakistan to Induct Women Members in the Cabinet

    The National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) has written two separate letters to the President and Prime Min

    Friday, June 10, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 911
  27. PAKISTAN: Pakistan is Source Country for Sex-Trafficking of Children

    Despite laws prohibiting it, forced labor to pay debts are very common in Pakistan. A report by the U.S.

    Tuesday, June 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 887
  28. PAKISTAN: Demand for Women's Education on Rise in Pakistan: Expert

    The demand for women's education is on upswing in Pakistan where even parents in rural areas are motivated to send th

    Tuesday, June 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 888
  29. PAKISTAN: Women-Specific Measures Demanded in Budget 2011-12

    Women entrepreneurs have demanded incentives and tax breaks in the Federal Budget 2011-12, saying that progress can o

    Thursday, June 2, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 855
  30. PAKISTAN: Mukhtaran Mai: Another Rosa Parks

    Although the apex court's decision acquitting five persons went against Mukhtaran Mai, yet she remains victorious.

    Wednesday, June 1, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 847
  31. PAKISTAN: Inclusion of Ensuring Smooth Funding in Law Demanded

    The Advocates for Human Rights has suggested the government of Pakistan to include provision in the Domestic Violence

    Monday, May 30, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 843
  32. PAKISTAN: Impunity for Rape, Abduction and Forced Conversion of Women

    The Masihi Foundation of Pakistan reports that two Christian girls of the Punjab region of Pakistan were abducted, ra

    Friday, May 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 829
  33. PAKISTAN: Raped Pakistani Activist Awaits Appeal Decision

    Almost a decade after Mukhtar Mai was gang-raped, her legacy after years of activism and legal battles that made her

    Thursday, May 26, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 825
  34. PAKISTAN: Victims of Acid Attack

    When I was a student in Boston, I rode the subway almost every day.

    Thursday, May 26, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 826
  35. PAKISTAN: 'Education is the Fundamental Right of Every Woman'

    Pakistan's Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan visited Effat University on Tuesday, with the

    Wednesday, May 25, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 814
  36. PAKISTAN: Women's Caravan for Ending Gender Discrimination

    The caravan has been organised by ActionAid Pakistan and PODA (Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy) to mark

    Wednesday, May 25, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 822
  37. PAKISTAN: Pak Minister Seeks Empowerment of Women

    Women of Muslim countries should join hands to explore avenues for their empowerment and welfare, said Pakistan's Min

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 804
  38. PAKISTAN: Pakistan Christian Women Kidnapped, Raped

    Pakistani Christians have expressed concerns about renewed kidnappings and abuse of women and girls by Muslims in a c

    Monday, May 23, 2011
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  40. PAKISTAN: FAFEN Report: Crimes Against Women Rising

    Punjab province saw a 21 per cent leap in officially recorded crimes against women in February 2011, compared to Janu

    Wednesday, May 18, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 779
  41. PAKISTAN: Young Women Fight the 'Talibanisation' of Rural Pakistan

    Much attention has been focused on the process of radicalisation of young men in the areas of Pakistan that border Af

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 776
  42. PAKISTAN: Rape in Pakistan: the Real Verdict

    The gang-rape of Mukhtaran Mai launched a nine-year court battle that concluded with a verdict by the Supreme Court o

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 780
  43. PAKISTAN: Ban Ki-moon Lauds Fehmida's Performance, Terms her Role Model for Women

    Appreciating the leadership role of Dr Fehmida Mirza, for undertaking numerous initiatives towards the protection and

    Saturday, May 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 753
  44. PAKISTAN: Christians Remain Fearful of Rape and Forced Conversion of Women to Islam

    Farah Hatim 24, D/o Hatim Gill ( Late) is a student nurse at the Sheikh Zaid Medical College in Rahim Yar Khan in the

    Saturday, May 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 754
  45. PAKISTAN: Pakistan Toughens up on Acid Attacks

    Pakistani lawmakers have adopted tougher penalties for acid attacks in a step towards eradicating a form of violence

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 736
  46. PAKISTAN: Rape Victim and Women's Rights Advocate Mukhtara Mai Faces New Threat in Pakistan

    It was in this dusty village that Mukhtaran Mai, then an illiterate Pakistani villager, was gang-raped by up to 14 me

    Friday, May 6, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 701
  47. PAKISTAN: The Injustice of Rape

    Going by the charged reaction to the Mukhtar Mai verdict, it is clear that loopholes in the investigation mechanism a

    Thursday, May 5, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 696
  48. PAKISTAN: Sharmila Seeks Empowerment of Women

    Pakistan People's Party Women Wing Sindh Information Secretary Sharmila Farooqui on Wednesday called for raising soci

    Thursday, May 5, 2011
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  50. PAKISTAN: Outspoken Pakistani Rape Victim to Appeal Supreme Court Decision

    A Pakistani woman who became internationally known for pressing charges against the men who gang raped her in 2002 is

    Thursday, April 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 668

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