Women and Children Stories

Punjab peaks in crimes registered against women & children, says report

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REPORT: Amongst all indicators of violence against children, the highest prevalence was of child abuse, where a total of 43 cases were reported across the country, with Punjab leading with 22 cases reported, followed by 11 in KP and 7 in Sindh.

SUICIDAL SINDH: Why are so many from Scheduled Castes killing themselves?

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BY XARI JALIL: The suicide rates in Sindh especially among the Scheduled Castes are at an alarmingly high rate. Our investigative report finds out the reasons why so many people in this community resort to killing themselves. The answers are grim.

Silence confronts police in probe of double murder

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An entire village has opted to stay quiet about the murder of Spanish sisters Aneesa and Arooj, prompting police to become complainants in the case.

Less than 10% women in STEM in Pakistan: gender stereotypes or...

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In a country where only 13% of the girls are still in school by the time they reach the ninth grade, it is not surprising that families do not focus on their education and career.

Man arrested for repeated rape of 14-year-old step daughter

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City Police have arrested a man for raping his minor step-daughter over the course of months. The suspect is also accused of electrocuting his wife, who is now on ventilator in a Lahore hospital

‘No rationality in PTI’s criticism of Nasreen Jalil’

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Activists have called out Pakistan Tehrik Insaf (PTI) for criticising Nasreen Jalil over the federal government’s decision to appoint the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan stalwart as the second female governor of Sindh province.

Karishma Ali: Goal driven & Unstoppable

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In an interview with Voicepk, national women's footballer Karishma Ali reveals how the struggle for female athletes does not end at just making it to the big leagues

Another missing underage girl turns up married

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Another missing minor girl turned up "married" to her abductor in Mansehra, with her nikahnama recording her age as 18. However, unlike in Dua Zehra's case, the court ordered a medical examination to determine her real age.

DUA ZEHRA: A week later and no clue of missing girl

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By Rehan Piracha: Even seven days later there are no clues to her whereabouts, says the girl’s uncle while speaking to Voicepk.

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مودی کے خلاف بیس سال تک جد و جہد کرنے والی انسانی حقوق کی کارکن تیستا ستلاواد گرفتار

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22 years behind bars – A Pakistani jailed in India awaits repatriation

By Xari Jalil: Muhammad Waris who has been in an Indian prison for 19 years but and even after being ‘technically released’ continues to languish for three years in a UP police station waiting to be repatriated.

STATE OF LIMBO: The Forgotten Mentally Challenged Prisoners of India & Pakistan

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