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Brilliant and resilient women of Pakistan celebrate their achievements

Group photo of women leaders with Ms. Christina Tomlinson of US Embassy, MNA Shaista Pervaiz Malik, Abia Akram of NFWWD and Atif Sheikh of STEP in Islamabad on 22 September 2016. Photo: Sana Jamal

Around 100 amazing Pakistani women gathered to celebrate their achievements and vowed to remove barriers to create an inclusive society for all. by Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD  – “Disability is not a disease but a lifestyle! We have to come forward together to change society’s attitudes and not ourselves” young and energetic Anam Khan declared. Anam’s claim visibly resonated in the ... Read More »

Australia funds new women hostel King Edward Medical University students

Australian High Commissioner Ms. Margaret Adamson, inaugurates the new women hostel for King Edward Medical University students

Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Margaret Adamson and Punjab Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Secretary Najam Ahmed Shah inaugurated a new hostel at the King Edward Medical University’s College of Ophthalmology and Allied Vision Sciences (COAVS), in Lahore. The hostel will house 250 ophthalmic students, mostly women from far-flung areas of Pakistan, and facilitate them to  pursue education in a ... Read More »

Pakistan’s women police officers get 5 new buses from U.S. Embassy

American Embassy’s Director of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Katie Stana presented 5 mini buses to Inspector General of Police Shaukat Hayat

Pakistan’s National Highway & Motorway Police receives 5 buses from United States which will provide transportation to 200 women police officers ISLAMABAD – American Embassy’s Director of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Katie Stana presented five mini buses valued at $275,000 to Inspector General of Police Shaukat Hayat for the National Highway & Motorway Police (NH&MP). With this donation, the ... Read More »

Angela Merkel named world’s most powerful woman for sixth year

Angela Merkel named world’s most powerful woman for sixth year

For the first time, top women from Scotland, Myanmar, Mauritius, Nepal, Croatia, Taiwan and Lithuania have been included in the list NEW YORK (United States of America) – Top American magazine Forbes has announced German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the world’s most powerful woman, for a sixth consecutive time. US presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and United States Federal ... Read More »

Germany funds project supporting women’s rights in Pakistan

Germany funds project supporting women’s rights in Pakistan

Closing the gaps between men and women in health, education, politics and economic participation will contribute to a more equitable and more prosperous society in Pakistan, German Ambassador said ISLAMABAD – German Ambassador Ina Lepel and Omer Aftab, CEO of Women Empowerment Group (WEG) signed an agreement for a project to end violence against women. The project involves an awareness ... Read More »

Pakistan’s ‘Flight of the Falcons’ wins award at 2016 New York Festivals

Pakistan's ‘Flight of the Falcons’ wins Best Documentary award at 2016 New York Festivals

The film follows the journey of one Pakistani schoolteacher and her three students as they struggle to fight against child marriage, corporal punishment and societal pressures Pakistan filmmaker’s documentary  ‘Flight Of The Falcons’ has won the Gold Medal in the Best Documentary: Community Portraits category at the New York Festivals award ceremony in Los Angeles. Filmmaker Shehzad Hameed Ahmad’s 48-minute ... Read More »

Gender responsive policies can increase women workforce, economic empowerment

Women’s Economic Participation and Empowerment - Status Report 2016

“Denying equal opportunities and participation to almost half of our population [the women] simply means we’re wasting a lot of untapped potential” ISLAMABAD – A comprehensive report, highlighting different facets of Pakistani women’s economic empowerment, recommends gender responsive infrastructure in places such as daycare centers, anti-sexual harassment mechanisms, safe and affordable transport, to encourage economically inactive women to join the formal ... Read More »

World’s 10 best countries for working women

World's 10 best countries for working women

Finland, Norway and Sweden are the top 3 countries for working women The Nordic countries — Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland —  are the best countries to be a working woman, according to The Economist’s glass-ceiling index 2016. In these countries, women are present in the labour force at similar rates to men. Finland has the largest share of women who have gone through ... Read More »

Report on Pakistan’s Medico-Legal system launched

L to R - Australian HC Margaret Adamson, MNA Saira Afzal Tararr, SAPM for Law Mr. Ashtar Ausaf Ali and National Coordinator of NACTA, Mr. Ihsan Ghani. (Photo by Sana Jamal)

There is an urgent need to redesign the medico-legal system on modern lines to improve the overall Criminal Justice System of Pakistan ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s criminal justice system cannot be improved without reforming the medico-legal examination process, agreed the speakers at the launch of a new study on Medico-Legal system in Pakistan. There is a need to redesign the medico-legal ... Read More »

Women’s role vital in addressing climate change: Experts

Debate highlights women's role in addressing climate change

Women leaders discuss why women are the key to transforming society and helping communities become more climate resilient by Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD –  Nowhere are the effects of climate change being felt as severely as in the developing world and women primarily are on the front lines of  natural disasters and climate. But women, if fully empowered and supported, can become agents ... Read More »

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