Tag Archives: Women

Women on wheels smash stereotypes in Lahore

Women participants of Women on Wheels (WOW) prepare to ride their motorbikes during a rally launching the Women on Wheels campaign in Lahore on January 10, 2016.─ AFP.

Pakistani women take back the wheel, break stereotypes and reclaim their public space by participating in an all-women motorcycle drivers rally in Lahore LAHORE – The Lahore city witnessed one of its most historic moments when women got on their bikes to break stereotypes, reclaim public space for women and put an end to gender-based street harassment. Around 60 women ... Read More »

Muniba Mazari named Pakistan’s first national Goodwill Ambassador

Muniba Mazari named as Pakistan’s first national Goodwill Ambassador

Islamabad – Pakistan’s young activist and artist, Muniba Mazari, has been named as Pakistan’s first female Goodwill Ambassador by UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. As the Goodwill Ambassador, she will work to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. “I am a strong supporter of UN Women and the ... Read More »

Pakistan Monument turns Orange for Action on Violence against Women

Pakistan Monument in Islamabad go orange as part of a UN call to “Orange the World” to spur global action on violence against women and girls

UN launches ‘Orange the World’ campaign for action on violence against women ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – Pakistan’s iconic National Monument is among hundreds of monuments across the world that have been illuminated as part of a UN effort to galvanise global support to end violence against women and girls. National Monument of Pakistan located in the capital city, Islamabad has turned Orange in colour on the ... Read More »

Successful women mean successful Pakistan: Speakers

Speakers at the Women Entrepreneurship Summit

ISLAMABAD – Speakers at the Women Entrepreneurship Summit (WES) on Wednesday urged the Pakistani women to come forward, believe in their abilities and grasp the space by becoming hardworking and consistent entrepreneurs, as this is one strong course toward economic independence and empowerment. WES is part of a yearlong project titled “Women Can Do” which is supported by U.S. Embassy, ... Read More »

Canada’s new cabinet is half women ‘because it’s 2015’: PM Trudeau

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has named a gender equal cabinet Photo: Barcroft

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has named a gender equal cabinet They include a millionaire businessman, a geoscientist, a Paralympian and a refugee who fled the Taliban. Half of them are women. This is the new cabinet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled on Wednesday Trudeau picked 15 men and 15 women as part of a ministerial team that he says looks “like Canada”. ... Read More »

Role of Women in Media and Communications highlighted at a seminar

One day International Seminar on “Communication for Development” was organized by Bahria University Islamabad and UNIC in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD – A seminar highlighting the crucial role women play in the media including their accomplishments and the unique set of challenges they face, was held in Islamabad. The one-day international seminar on communications for development with a focus on women in media, photojournalism and documentary making, was organized by the United Nation Information Centre (UNIC) and Bahria University to commemorate the United Nations ... Read More »

UN Women report unveils policy agenda to transform economies for gender equality

Speakers at the launch of UN Women 2015 Report on the status of women around the world

UN Women Report “Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights” launches in Pakistan Islamabad –  There is plenty of evidence in Pakistan to suggest that girls are regularly outperforming boys in medicine, mathematics, and reading and graduating with top honors from schools and universities. Yet the irony is that globally, across the region and in Pakistan, women ... Read More »

Media CEOs dominate ranks of highest-paid women executives

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

They’re not Hollywood stars, they’re not TV personalities and they don’t play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league. Six of the 10 highest-paid CEOs last year worked in the media industry, according to a study carried out by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. The best-paid chief executive of a ... Read More »

Islamabad Expo 2015 feature works of women entrepreneurs

A two-day Islamabad Expo 2015 was organised by Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce (IWCCI) in Islamabad on 18-19 April at Jinnah Convention Center. The purpose of the exhibition was to increase market linkages of women entrepreneurs for the promotion of their products, networking and skill development. The expo also provided opportunities to those who cannot own or rent a shop. Punjab Minister ... Read More »

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