“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
The European Union has called on the Government of Pakistan to take stronger action to ensure the protection of the r
As the recent abduction of nearly 300 Nigerian girls by terror group Boko Haram sheds light on the dramatic situation
The Punjab Assembly passed The Punjab Commission on the Status of Women Bill 2013 on Wednesday.
The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and its sister organisation the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) are pleas
To highlight the issues of inter-faith harmony and rights of women at the national level, AAWAZ, in collaboration wit
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has teamed up once again with the Monyati Initiativ
The Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that there was no cruelty bigger than depriving women from their right to vote.
Punjab University, Oriental College Chairman Department of Urdu and Veteran Educationist Professor Fakhar-ul-Haq Noor
UN Women is set to launch a five-year programme on social stabilisation and reconstruction.
Of nearly 75,000 prisoners in jails in Pakistan, around 1,100 are women, according to the Human Rights Commission of
Rural Women demands right to land, employment quota for rural women, protection of violence against women and a compr
Keen to defend the country's record because of candidacy for the Nov 12 election to HRC and hopes of qualifying for n
The Fata Civil Secretariat earmarked Rs60 million in the ADP for tribal areas for current fiscal year under the head
The slow progress stands in contrast to the government's tall claims regarding women development and empowerment &mda
Talking to APP, he said reservation of four seats for minorities in the Senate and work on 'Minorities Protection Bil
This was stated by participants of a workshop here on Monday.
"I wept through the journey from my village to Jalozai. I never wanted to leave my home.
Suleman Khan demanded justice from the tribal elders.
The intention to set up Civil Society Advisory Groups for UN Women at the global, regional and national levels was an
“No scalpel, no stitch and no rest needed,” guarantees Dr.
Despite the placing on Pakistan's statute books of tougher laws against the practice of `swara' or the “giving
Participants of a national consultation have demanded representation of female political workers in all party ranks t
A report on Wednesday reveals that child marriage has become less prevalent in South Asia over the last two decades,
The Domestic Violence Bill was first introduced in Pakistan's National Assembly in 2006 by a woman member of the Paki
Scores of South Asian charities struggling to curb high child-marriage rates are backing a global movement spearheade
The fact that within a period of one month Pakistan has passed three pro-women bills can be considered a tremendous a
Just five days before the submission date, the government has yet to begin work on its report on the Convention Again
Trafficking in people for prostitution and forced labour is one of the fastest growing areas of international crimina
Al Qaeda and the Taliban appear to have ordered their cadres to increasingly use women to carry out suicide and armed
The Masihi Foundation of Pakistan reports that two Christian girls of the Punjab region of Pakistan were abducted, ra
Pakistan's Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan visited Effat University on Tuesday, with the
The caravan has been organised by ActionAid Pakistan and PODA (Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy) to mark
The gang-rape of Mukhtaran Mai launched a nine-year court battle that concluded with a verdict by the Supreme Court o
Going by the charged reaction to the Mukhtar Mai verdict, it is clear that loopholes in the investigation mechanism a
Pakistan People's Party Women Wing Sindh Information Secretary Sharmila Farooqui on Wednesday called for raising soci
NEW YORK/ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Pakistan`s National Commission on the Sta
Despite its political and financial stability, India lags behind all other South Asian countries in making laws to pr
Stung by fresh US criticism of its ability to defeat the Taliban on the Afghan border, Pakistan is turning to women i
Economic disparities among haves and have-nots in Pakistan have made life challenging for men, however, their plight
A visit to the Jalozai camp, originally established in 1980 for Afghans fleeing the Soviet invasion, gives an idea of
Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Women Wing Sindh Information Secretary Ms Sharmila Farooqui left here on Sunday for the
The US government launched a five-year ‘Gender Equity Programme' in Pakistan in 2011, to advance women's human
Thousands of people displaced from their homes by fighting between Pakistani government forces and militants in Mohma
In Pakistan, Salman Taseer's assassination in early January has blown the lid off the seething cauldron that has been
Civil society has called upon the government to take special measures for reducing gender gaps as are revealed in nat
Women in rural areas are particularly vulnerable to oppression by family and society because of lack of education and
It all began on February 12, 1983, when outspoken lawyers, doctors and activists stood up against the discriminatory