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  • Pakistan determined to empower women, achieve gender equality, says UN envoy

    UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan is determined to achieve gender equality and empower women as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Pakistan's Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi said...

    At the 'Strategies to eliminate violence against women' event organised by the Pakistan Mission to the UN during the 60th session of the Commission for the Status of Women (CSW), Lodhi said that Pakistan is keen to achieve all the...

  • Gender equality is yet to be achieved: UN report

    ISLAMABAD: Gender equality has not yet been achieved in Asia, the Pacific and globally, and all women have yet to be empowered, a new United Nations report said on Monday...

    “To date there have been no significant initiatives to ensure any degree of gender-responsive budgeting...

  • UN initiative for gender equality reaches Karachi

    KARACHI: HeforShe, UN Women’s solidarity campaign for gender equality, has reached Pakistan and the goal is simple — “to bring together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity, for the benefit of all”...

    Inviting all segments of society to fight for equality among the sexes, a community meeting was held at the MAD School on Sunday and in attendance was an eclectic group of forward thinking individuals with the...

  • ‘The Constitution supports gender equality’

    ISLAMABAD: Gender equality is supported by the Constitution and is an ongoing struggle, said Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani on Wednesday at a conference on ‘Gender Knowledge in Pakistan: production, dissemination and contestation’...

    The seminar was hosted by the Centre of Excellence in Gender Studies...

  • MoU signed for gender equality programme

    QUETTA: Three government departments have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for implementation of the gender equality programme...

    The Women Development Department with the collaboration of Aurat Foundation is striving to combat gender-based violence by establishing resource centres and toll-free helpline in Quetta, Sibi and Khuzdar...

  • Make gender equality a reality

    This is an important day for the world because gender discrimination — a situation where people, usually women and girls, are treated less well or denied their full rights based on their gender — is a widespread problem and we still have far to go in terms of women’s rights...

    Today, let’s explore the concept of feminism so that all of us can better understand the issue of gender equality and take steps to make it a reality...

  • View from abroad: There’s new momentum for gender equality, but let’s make sure change really happens

    International Women’s Day on March 8 this year comes on the heels of an unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice...

    ”So how can the current momentum for equal rights be maintained? But also how can the demands for change be turned into policies so that change truly happens?It’s important to keep up the pressure, to continue the global marches and campaigns and to make sure that equal rights issues...

  • The challenge of discussing gender issues

    ISLAMABAD: Although discussions at literary events rarely stay on topic, on Sunday, two separate sessions focusing on women and gender issues, got irreversibly sidetracked from their original premise...

    The second session, titled ‘Translating Gender’, featured a panel of accomplished artists and began with a discussion on how the depiction of women in art had changed through the years, especially over the past decade...

  • Artists at MTV music awards call for equality, suicide prevention

    Several award presenters called for equality, including the mother of a woman who was killed while protesting white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, and a descendant of Confederate Gen...

    ”Throughout the night, the persistent theme for many artists and presenters on the stage was to call for unity and equality...

  • Masculinity vs equality

    MOST men in the Middle East do not believe in women’s equality...

    Questions included whether they believed men should get preferential treatment over women (most thought so), whether efforts should be made to increase women’s equality in the economic and political spheres (no), and in some cases whether it was okay for a man to beat his wife (over half of the men in Egypt said yes)...

  • CCEP calls for equality for religious minorities in new charter of demands

    ISLAMABAD: The Centre for Civic Education Pakistan (CCEP) has come forward with a charter of demands dealing with the ‘Equality of Citizenship’, and its 12 points were presented at a media orientation event on Wednesday at the Hillview Hotel...

    Recalling that Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah in his speech on Aug 11, 1947 pledged equality for every citizen, the charter asks that Aug 11 be observed every year as the day of equality in...

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