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Why is the transgender community in Quetta so angry?

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Despite the Transgender Persons Act guaranteeing their right to vote, the 2017 census identified only 780 transgenders in Balochistan, highlighting the need for improved data collection efforts for this marginalized community.

What do the election manifestos mean to women?

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Unravelling election manifestos is like decoding a roadmap to a brighter future. It is where promises meet empowerment. But is the same true for the manifestos presented by the PPP, PML-N and PTI for Feb 8 elections? Say, if one of them wins the elections, will women get a fabulous makeover in Pakistan?

Historic first for Swabi as women run for general seats

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It seems that for the first time in Swabi’s history, five women are contesting for general seats in the National and Provincial Assemblies. Sitara Ayaz and Meraj Hamayun Khan feel that the warmth of the people during their campaigns has assured them that they will see positive results on February 8.

Transgender community welcome PHC directives for separate polling booths

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The Peshawar High Court has issued orders for separate polling booths for khwaja siras, a step welcomed by the trans community that so far had to bear harassment and intimidation when trying to cast their votes at men’s polling booths.

Peshawar’s Rising Tide of Forced Marriages

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Peshawar police says there have been 53 cases of forced marriages have been reported in the year 2023, in which 35 women and 18 minor girls were identified. This is the story of 14-year-old Minahil.

SC upholds right to khula for women

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  January 18, 2024 By Xari Jalil LAHORE A three-member bench of the Supreme Court has upheld that Islam gives e woman a right to ‘khula’. Although this...

Shattering stereotypes: In conversation with Zanaya Chaudhry & Masooma Ali

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“The relationship between a transgender and the police is similar to a dog seeing someone with a stone in their hand. Even if a police van passes by, khwaja sirahs tend to hide. Thankfully though we have sensitized our community to a large extent making them understand that the police mean well most of the time."

Baloch women: Soldiering through the Eye of the Storm

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Scores of Baloch women and children have been braving freezing temperatures, hunger and disease for the past 21 days in a desperate bid to urge the authorities to recover missing persons and protect the Baloch people.

Human rights in Pakistan worsened in 2023: HRW World Report

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The Human Rights Watch released its world report on Thursday, where it has detailed the situation of human rights violations in countries across the world. In the report Pakistan also makes its way as one of the countries where there have been several rights violations during the year, with worse political and economic issues than the year before.  

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