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  • A jirga of women, by women and for women

    Looking committed to claiming rights for the women in their remote, small village of Mansehra, a group of 16 women have pioneered a women-only jirga...

    Complaining about the local men-only jirgas letting those subjecting women to excesses, especially in honour killing and blood feud cases, off scot-free, these spirited members of a conservative society took oath as members of the new dispute resolution council on the grassy premises...

  • Human Rights Day: State reminded of responsibility to protect rights of people

    LAHORE: Rights activists have reminded the state of its responsibility to protect the rights of its people and asked it to take steps to promote tolerance in society...

    Holding a demonstration in connection with the Human Rights Day outside the Lahore Press Club on Thursday, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan members and other participants remembered those activists who sacrificed their lives but they stood tall for the cause... ...

  • ‘NA body on human rights should focus on rights violations’

    ISLAMABAD: Members of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights argued on Tuesday that the parliamentary panel should concentrate on human rights violations in the country instead of criticising the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR)...

    It was also claimed at committee meetings that the commission was under the administrative control of the Ministry of Human Rights and could not make decisions on its own; a...

  • Human rights abuse: Pressure piles up on FIFA to strip Qatar of World Cup hosting rights

    ZURICH: FIFA should threaten to strip the World Cup off host nations if it believes there are systematic human rights abuses, a review of football's governing body record on civil liberties concluded Thursday...

    Although report author John Ruggie did not name any countries, his conclusion is likely to intensify the pressure on 2022 hosts Qatar, widely condemned for its treatment of migrant labourers...

  • Pakistan's historic women's rights bill praised by activists

    LAHORE: Activists Thursday hailed the passing of a historic bill protecting women's rights in Punjab, with the legislation establishing a helpline and shelters while calling for some defendants to wear GPS trackers...

    Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Bill redefines “violence” to include “any offence committed against a woman including abetment of an offence, domestic violence, emotional, psychological and verbal abuse,...

  • ‘Women lawmakers fail to work for womenfolk’s rights’

    SWABI: Women members of local bodies here on Saturday complained women parliamentarians had miserably failed to work for the rights of womenfolk...

    The complaint was made during a function organised by a non-governmental organisation, Samaji Behbud Rabita Council, on the women’s rights here...

  • Media urged to inform women about their rights

    PESHAWAR: Speakers at a workshop here on Wednesday urged media to create awareness among the women regarding their rights so that they could raise voice about the injustices and violence against them...

    The workshop was organised by White Ribbon Campaign in collaboration with Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) at Peshawar Press Club...

  • Jolie calls for support to women’s rights

    JOHANNESBURG: Appearing at an African Union summit in South Africa on Friday, actress Angelina Jolie, who is also a United Nations special envoy on refugee issues, spoke about rape as a weapon of warfare and asked African representatives to support women’s rights...

    Jolie had been invited to speak on women and conflict...

  • Afghan Taliban 'soften stance' on women's rights: activists

    KABUL: The Afghan Taliban, condemned for their misogynistic ideology, were surprisingly open with female delegates who attended peace talks in Qatar, pledging support for women's education and their right to work in “male-dominated professions”, activists said...

    Women were brutally consigned to the shadows during the Taliban's 1996-2001 rule in Afghanistan, denied basic human rights and not allowed to leave their homes without a male...

  • Women’s rights to vote in LG polls ‘under threat’

    PESHAWAR: While a petition of civil society organisations against the barring of women voters from participating in the recent Lower Dir by-election is pending with the Peshawar High Court, another civil society organisation has feared that women might be denied the right to vote in many parts of Peshawar district during the May 30 local body elections...

    Blue Veins, which works to strengthen the people’s voice for free, fair and...

  • Sharmeen’s win & women’s rights

    SHARMEEN Obaid-Chinoy has won a second Oscar and the prime minister has promised legislation to eradicate the scourge of ‘killing for honour’...

    The stage has thus been set for a grand debate on Pakistani women’s remarkable struggle to realise themselves and the state’s inability to keep pace with them...

  • PPP rejects declarations by 'male chauvinists' against women's rights, says Zardari

    ISLAMABAD: In a message on the eve of former Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Benazir Bhutto's 63rd birth anniversary, former president Asif Ali Zardari said his party rejects declarations made by 'male chauvinists' against women's rights...

    In a statement released by party's media cell on Tuesday, Zardari condemned what he called "systematic assault on women's rights" by "male chauvinists in the name of religion"...

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