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Politics & Pakistani woman today

Politics & Pakistani woman today

“The law must be gender-blind. Democracy cannot work if women are subjugated, uneducated and unable to be independent. ”–Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, in ‘Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy and the West’.In the aftermath of the recent disqualification of Pakistan’s Premiere, political responses ...

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Woman trouble!

Woman trouble!

Tomorrow I’ll be seventy. Instead of humming jeevay jeevay Pakistan, I’m recalling an old song titled Woman Trouble. Because my Independence Day celebrations have been taken over by the two Ayeshas. Starring in the politico-salacious matrix are two ‘macho’ men, Imran Khan ...

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Hurdles all the way

Hurdles all the way

Life for women in Pakistan is rife with obstacles towards justice, safety, and equality. With time, it has become evident that there is a very fine line between patriarchy and psychopathological tendencies. What is dubbed patriarchy is often abuse and ...

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Revenge rapes need to be punished

Revenge rapes need to be punished

A 400-year-old panchayat system is meant to protect only men. Men alone reap benefits from this system that operate out of the formal legal system of Pakistan. This is a system that proliferates male privilege. The same system made up ...

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Forced To Convert

Forced To Convert

Pakistan was born with the promise that everyone was free to practice their religion and would be guaranteed basic rights. Hindus that made up 23 percent of the population of Pakistan at the time of partition, are now only 6 ...

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