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Pakistan’s UN Representative’s Statement on Pashtun Culture and Women’s Education Sparks Controversy

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Controversy sparks as Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN, Ambassador Munir Akram, faces criticism over his statements regarding Pashtun culture and women's education. He clarifies his remarks, stating they were referring to a small minority's perspective and that there is no disrespect meant towards the progressive Pashtun culture.

UN Special Rapporteurs regret situation of forced conversions in Pakistan

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January 10, 2023 Staff Report LAHORE A letter written by a group of Special Rapporteurs to the Government of Pakistan expresses regret about the current situation of...

Women’s Rights and Online Harassment in Pakistan: The Struggle of the Aurat March Participants

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Navigating the dangers of online harassment: Pakistani women's rights activists share their stories

Rights Watch | 14 November 2022

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  Minor Boy selling toys shot dead by security guard in Karachi’s Clifton area An 8-year-old boy selling toys in Karachi’s clifton area was shot dead...

Rights Watch | 4 November 2022

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40-year-old woman raped and set on fire Lahore: A 40-year-old woman was set on fire after being raped by her ex-son-in-law in the Sherakot police...

AFGHANISTAN: “An Open Graveyard – No One Should Raise Their Voices”

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“This time people were lobbying that the Taliban had made a mistake and they would not repeat it again,” she said. “People who argue that the Taliban brought security and peace in Afghanistan, should not forget that the Taliban were the reason the region was insecure and under conflict and violating human rights. It’s graveyard security – no one should raise their voices.”

Imran Khan’s remarks are incitement to violence: Gharidah Farooqi

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News anchor Gharidah Farooqi has said Imran Khan's remarks against her are tantamount to incitement of violence in a civilised society. Women journalists rallied to her support against the former PM's misogynistic views.

Violent clashes erupt in Iran over women’s dress code

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After the death of Mahsa Amini, people have taken to the streets in Iran against the regime's strict dress code and its "morality police". Many women were seen cutting their hair, burning their headscarves, and chanting for freedom.

Miss Wazir: Nowshera’s stick-wielding superwoman

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A female civil servant from the tribal district of South Waziristan has become an overnight national hero on social media for bravely evacuating residents amid recent floods in Nowshera.

Women bear brunt of floods

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As the flood waters refuse to recede and thousands remain marooned and cut off from basic relief and aid, some groups have been left in a much more vulnerable situation than others.