April, Syeda Ghazala made headlines in Pakistan, becoming the first female to head a major police station in restive
For anyone following the news from Pakistan, the past few weeks have made for grim reading when it comes to violence
The European Union has called on the Government of Pakistan to take stronger action to ensure the protection of the r
As the recent abduction of nearly 300 Nigerian girls by terror group Boko Haram sheds light on the dramatic situation
Islamabad: While candidates for next month's mayoral elections in Balochistan come from across the political spectrum
The Pakistan Women's Day was celebrated on Wednesday in commemoration of the events of February 12, 1983.
The Punjab Assembly passed The Punjab Commission on the Status of Women Bill 2013 on Wednesday.
The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and its sister organisation the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) are pleas
Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about the anonymous threats that Noorul Wahab, a journalist who cove
To highlight the issues of inter-faith harmony and rights of women at the national level, AAWAZ, in collaboration wit
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has teamed up once again with the Monyati Initiativ
The role of women in politics of the country from the platform of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) was filled
The National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) and civil society members expressed concern over the reduced nu
The Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that there was no cruelty bigger than depriving women from their right to vote.
Punjab University, Oriental College Chairman Department of Urdu and Veteran Educationist Professor Fakhar-ul-Haq Noor
To initiate consultation with different stakeholders on laws for women's issues, the Sindh government formed an eight
Speakers stressed on the need for education, awareness and training to enhance participation of women in the electora
UN Women is set to launch a five-year programme on social stabilisation and reconstruction.
The National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) initiated a study on women and policy in Pakistan at the beginn
Civil society activists in India are hopeful the government led by Nawaz Sharif will work towards improving ties with
Of nearly 75,000 prisoners in jails in Pakistan, around 1,100 are women, according to the Human Rights Commission of
Rural Women demands right to land, employment quota for rural women, protection of violence against women and a compr
Despite threats from militant groups, many women headed to the polls in Pakistan to vote in the country's historic el
The Gender Concerns International's Gender Election Monitoring (GEM) Mission has deployed 15 international and 50 nat
In its annual report, the HRCP said 913 girls and women, including 99 minors, were killed in 2012.
“My sole motive is to serve my people, especially women who have had no role in politics so far.
The Taliban may have placed a ban on theatre, but women in Pakistan's northern provinces won't allow the threat of th
For most women in Pakistan's war-torn and ultra-conservative frontier region, casting a vote in an election is an imp
The party elections of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) are being held in Lahore today.
The majority of the women elected to the last Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on reserved seats have applied for tickets
Tanvir Zehra is one of thousands of women across Pakistan entering politics for the first time.
Former Special Representative of UN Secretary General and Head of Mission in Liberia Ellen Margrethe Loej has urged P
Speakers reiterated the demand of quota for women on general election seats and urged political leadership to finance
A civil society activist on Tuesday filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking direct elections of wo
A two-day training workshop for women politicians on “Leadership, peace-building, advocacy and effective media
PESHAWAR, 7 January 2013 (IRIN) - There was no warning when gunmen killed seven aid workers with local NGO Support Wi
Keen to defend the country's record because of candidacy for the Nov 12 election to HRC and hopes of qualifying for n
Several of them are regular visitors to Peshawar High Court where their respective cases have long been pending.
The protesting female workers led by PTI leader Aysha Gulalay Wazir were holding placards and banners inscribed with
Other districts are Lahore, Okara, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Gujrat, DG Khan, Pakpattan, Muzaffargar
The report adds that the FIRs of around 59 per cent of the cases in the province were not registered.
Activists said the provincial government should appoint an ombudsperson to redress women's complaints against harassm
This information was shared at a ‘group discussion on women police' which was organised by a non-governmental o
It was stressed that representation of women in Parliament and the Senate must be between 33 and 50 per cent.
Malala, 14, who suffered gunshot injuries to her head in the attack in Swat Oct.
Afridi's death, as one of the very few Pashtun women leaders in any field, leaves a large gap and begs the question o
While presiding over a meeting of civil society organisations' representatives on Thursday, NCWS Chairperson Anis Har
Legal Awareness Programme for Human Rights (LAPH) organised the workshop to sensitise journalists to the issue and wa
The Fata Civil Secretariat earmarked Rs60 million in the ADP for tribal areas for current fiscal year under the head
The event was organised by Individualland, a research-based consultancy and advocacy group, supported by the Royal No