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Commission on women status law approved

Commission on women status law approved

KARACHI: Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad gave his approval on Thursday to the Sindh Commission on the Status of Women Act 2015, to be enforced immediately throughout the province. The Act outlines the setting up of a provincial commission focusing ...

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Leading in gender inequality

Leading in gender inequality

By: Dr Farzana Bari Pakistan is ranked at the 141th position in the Global Gender Gap Report (GGGR), 2014, the second lowest spot on a list of 142 countries. The report, produced by the World Economic Forum, assesses the magnitude ...

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Widows day to be observed today

Widows day to be observed today

By: Amin Ahmed ISLAMABAD: Like other countries, Pakistan will observe the International Widows Day on Monday. The United Nations-ratified day is observed each year on June 23 to address poverty and injustice faced by millions of widows and their dependants ...

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A province for women

A province for women

By: Rafia Zakaria ONE of the first stories written in English by a South Asian woman was Rokeya Sakhawat Hussain’s Sultana’s Dream. This piece of science fiction imagines, delightfully, a world where women and not men dominate the public space, ...

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Too young to tie the knot: ending child marriages

Too young to tie the knot: ending child marriages

By: Meena Gabeena Child marriage is one of the most prevalent forms of violence against women. It leads to estrangement from the family at a very young age. It represses individual freedom and curtails the right to pursue healthy activities ...

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