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Quetta’s Hazara women break stereotypes by opening women-only restaurant

Quetta's Hazara women break stereotypes by opening women-only restaurant

Social activist Hamida Ali Hazara started a restaurant in Quetta named Hazara Restaurant A group women from Hazara town’s Baluchistan – a region known for highly male-dominated society breaks all stereotypes by running restaurant only for ladies. The restaurant is only dedicated to women to come together, sit and engage while having delicious food for a change getting service from ladies comfortably. ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia finally allows women to drive

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The women driving ban was lifted on King Salman’s order Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced to allow women to drive, ending a venerable policy that has become a global symbol of the oppression of women in the ultraconservative kingdom. Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud issued an executive ordered that women be allowed to drive cars,in a historic decision that makes ... Read More »

Pakistan’s female cricketer Sana Mir listed among ‘Asia 21 Young Leader’

Pakistan's female cricketer Sana Mir listed among ‘Asia 21 Young Leader’

Sharmeen Chinoy, Qasim Aslam, Madiha Gul, Adnan Malik and Muhammad Sabir are part of Asia21 Pakistani alumni Pakistan’s female cricketer and captain of national team Sana Mir has been named among “Asia 21 Young Leaders” for challenging attitudes about women’s participation in Pakistan’s male-dominated society. Sana Mir was selected by Asia Society among thirty remarkable professionals from 21 different countries ... Read More »

Pakistan’s first woman foreign secretary Tehmina Janjua assumes charge

Pakistan’s first woman Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua

Tehmina Janjua became Pakistan’s first Woman Foreign Secretary. Tehmina Janjua on Monday assumed charge as the new foreign secretary of Pakistan, becoming the first woman in the history of the country to assume the position. Janjua served as a representative to the United Nations Geneva before being assigned this post. She replaces Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, who has been ... Read More »

Empowering Women key to achieve Sustainable Development in Hindu Kush Himalaya

Empowering Women Key to Achieving Sustainable Development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Prioritizing investment in the empowerment of women is a direct path towards gender equality, poverty reduction and inclusive economic growth By Kamala Gurung and Golam Rasul Empowering women and ensuring gender equality is more than just a development goal. It is vital to advancing human development and achieving sustainable development. Sustainable development will not be possible without girls and women fully ... Read More »

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 »

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