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Pakistan’s first-ever ‘Izhar by Film Fellowship’ begins

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UN Women and Morango Films to roll-out Pakistan’s first-ever ‘Izhar by Film Fellowship’. Pakistan’s first-ever ‘Izhar by Film Fellowship’ (IBFF) programme – an initiative of Morango Films, with support from UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) – have commenced its four-day filmmaking course in Islamabad from 16-19 February 2017. The IBFF in its ... Read More »

Sharmeen and Rubina become ambassadors of Violence Against Women Centre

Sharmeen and Rubina become ambassadors of Violence Against Women Centre

Salman Sufi, Director Strategic Reforms in a joint press conference announced Sharmeen Chinoy  and Rubina Shaheen first two ambassadors. Pakistan’s renowned Oscar-winning film-maker Ms. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and grass-roots Violence Against Women worker, Ms. Rubina Shaheen were announced as the first two ambassadors of the Violence Against Women Centres in Punjab. The announcement was shared by Mr. Salman Sufi, Chief Minister’s ... Read More »

Rafia Baig is the first Pakistani woman to join Bomb Disposal Unit

Meet Rafia Baig, the first Pakistani woman to join bomb squad

Meet Rafia Baig, the first Pakistani woman to join bomb squad A 29-year-old woman from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has become the first Pakistani female to join the Bomb Disposal Unit (BDU). This news is particularly significant for the people of KPK province, where a woman has entered what is considered a “man’s job” (bomb disposal/firefighting). Rafia’s achievements and passions are guiding beacon ... Read More »

Two Pakistani women awarded French prize for conflict prevention

Ms. Gulalai Ismail cofounder of NGO “Aware Girls” delivers speech after receiving the prestigious Chirac Prize for “Conflict Prevention” in Paris, France on 24th November, 2016

Two Pakistani women, Gulalai Ismail and Saba Ismail, receive Foundation Chirac Prize for “Conflict Prevention” PARIS (France) – Two young Pakistani women were awarded the prestigious Chirac Prize for Conflict Prevention in recognition of their contributions toward development of a culture of peace and non-violence through the action of women and youth in Pakistan in Paris. Ms. Gulalai Ismail and ... Read More »

Australia’s AU$6 million support to WFP to boost Girls’ Education in FATA

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The programme will provide over 312,000 children with High Energy Biscuits in 7 FATA agencies and 6 frontier regions ISLAMABAD – Australian Government has contributed AU$6 million (approximately US$4.5 million) from the for a three-year girls education programme in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Frontier Regions (FR) to United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). WFP Country Director ad interim Stephen Gluning noted that “There are alarming rates ... Read More »

JS Bank sponsors TEDx Lahore Women 2016

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To highlight women empowerment and their contribution for changing and reshaping the future, TEDx Women 2016 event as held in Lahore,  Pakistan’s cultural hub. JS Bank sponsored “TEDx Lahore Women” held at a local university in Lahore. TEDx Lahore Women paved the way for forward-thinking individuals who seek to promote goodness and prosperity in our society and to reach out for the ... Read More »

Pakistan highlights women empowerment initiatives at OIC moot in Istanbul

Pakistan highlights women empowerment initiatives at OIC moot in Istanbul

Pakistan is committed to women empowerment as a key priority area across all sectors of planning and development ISTANBUL (Turkey) — Pakistani officials lauded the women empowerment initiatives at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) conference in Istanbul. Pakistan is committed to women empowerment as a key priority area across all sectors of planning and development, Senator Kamran Michael informed the participants.The Federal ... Read More »

UNIDO and ICCI launch ‘Women in Green Industry’ Campaign

UNIDO in collaboration with Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched an advocacy Campaign on Women in Green.

Pakistan Government is working on new SME Policy to focus on mainstreaming women in SMEs especially in green industry ISLAMABAD – Pakistan government is currently working on a new SME policy in consultation with all stakeholders that would focus on mainstreaming women in SMEs, especially in green industry, informed Mr. Khizar Hayat Gondal, Federal Secretary for Industries & Production. He was addressing as ... Read More »

U.S. pledges $3.5 million to UN Women to prevent violence against women in Pakistan

U.S. pledges $3.5 million to UN Women to prevent violence against women in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The United States (U.S.) Department of State and UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) Headquarters signed a three-year agreement, providing a grant of USD 3.5 million to support UN Women Pakistan’s initiative: “Prevention and Protection of Women from Violence Through Access to Justice, Services and Safe Public Spaces.” This announcement was shared ... Read More »

Pakistani youth strive to make Cities and Public Spaces safe for Women

Pakistani youth strive to make Cities and Public Spaces safe for Women

Pakistani youth present their ideas for Safe Cities & Public Spaces for women and girls LAHORE — Pakistani youth act to make public places safe, secure and welcoming for women by pitching street savvy ideas to remove restrictions that hinder women’s public mobility and tackle street harassment. Immobility and street harassment, a big problem for women and girls across Pakistan, ... Read More »

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