While the Pakistani woman has grudgingly been conceded some basic rights, laws to grant her full human status still require a Herculean struggle.
“We are making sure the law is institutionalised,” says Dr Fouzia Saeed, Chairperson of the National Implementation Watch Committee and the Alliance Against Sexual Harassment.
Every March 8, politicians across the spectrum express their firm resolve to ameliorate the status of women. But if newspaper headlines are anything to go by, life for most Pakistani women remains unchanged.
Newsline‘s March issue will hit newsstands in just a few days.
LADIESFUND® Women of Influence Luncheon series was held for the first time, on January 8 in Karachi.
A rising number of females in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA are getting hooked to illegal narcotics and opiates, but rehab facilities in the province are virtually non-existent.
As a detailed picture of how the world is run emerges from the WikiLeaks cache, the main players in the embarrassing revelations cry “foul” and go after the whistleblower Julian Assange.
“SEPLAA is a personal commitment that I have made for life,” says Ammara Farooq Malik.
“Gender violence is part of the Pakistani mindset; it is a part of the collective,” says a respected rights activist. But a collaborative effort aims to change this reality.
Two anthologies of South Asian Voices trace the problems plaguing the region in an attempt to recast South Asia in a new image.