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.
The Federal Government appears to be making moves to initiate talks with disgruntled Baloch nationalists to end a decades-long insurgency in the country’s largest province Balochistan. This development comes after Prime Minister Imran Khan alluded to talks during a visit to Gwadar on Monday, July 5.
August 13th, 2020 Moderated by Munizae Jahangir & Mandira Nayar 20 years after the Neemrana Declaration in 2000 where civil societies pledged strengthening regional interaction, journalists Mandira Nayer and Munizae Jahangir speak across borders to Nandita Das, Mohammad Hanif, Syeda Hamid, and...
Jun 26, 2020: Two local journalists, Syed Ali Achakzai and Abdul Mateen Achakzai were arrested earlier this week and later released. During their arrest they were first moved to Machh jail - around 200 kilometers away from ...
Aug. 6, 2020: Emergency calls to Habib Ullah Rind who runs the Saiban Welfare Trust have hit a dramatic rise in the blistering heat of Sibi. He is busy in giving first aid to a hermit (darvesh), who has been badly struck by a heat wave, when ...
Reflecting hope and horror the protests in Iran showcase young people fighting and dying for human rights and personal liberties.
September 25th, 2020; By Haider Kaleem; GUJRANWALA; In Pakistan victims of rape often go back on their testimonies. Pressure exerted by powerful and well connected perpetrators and deeply patriarchal societal norms are often too much for victims to bear. Even in this case, it is not hard to conceptualize the power imbalance between the victim, a naïve girl from a downtrodden family, and the accused, an officer of the law.
January 4th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; In a historic judgment, the Lahore High Court on Monday banned the two-finger test and the hymen test of female rape victims across the country, declaring the procedures unscientific, discriminatory, illegal and unconstitutional.
LGBTQ Afghans live in fear of death back home and persecution in Pakistan. Their only hope is sanctuary in countries that protect their queer community, but even that is a light that grows dim with each passing day.
Extremist groups are feeling emboldened after the victory of the Taliban in Afghanistan.