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March 2017

Only 21 of 559 firms listed on stock exchange have women on boards: report

Twenty-one out of 559 companies listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) have a woman director on their boards while 32 independent women directors sit on other company boards, according to a research report. Speakers at the market opening bell-ringing ceremony at the PSX on Wednesday showed a consensus of opinion that the number of [...]

Flawed policies, male dominance put women at risk of domestic violence in Pakistan

Researchers, lawyers and activists on Friday discussed the findings of a new study which said fragmented policies against domestic violence, patriarchal household dynamics and harmful perceptions about gender roles left women in Pakistan at risk of aggressive behaviour from men close to them. The speakers gathered at a two-day seminar at the Aga Khan University [...]

Man Arrested for killing trans women in pakistan

A man has been arrested for the murder of a transgender woman in Lahore, Pakistan. Fayyaz alias Muskaan was repeatedly stabbed in their home where they were found in a pool of blood. The 25-year old had been living in the apartment for a few years after becoming distanced from their family when they came [...]

November 2016

Demonstration by Pakistani Women outside United Nations Office in Geneva, September 2016

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October 2016

PWHRO Expresses Concern Over The Sentencing Of A Christian Woman To Death For Blasphemy In Pakistan

November 2010: Pakistani Women Human Rights Organization (PWHRO) joins others in expressing grave concern over handing of death sentence to a Christian woman for blasphemy in Pakistan. Asia Bibi, 45, a Christian and a mother of five has been sentenced to death for blasphemy this week, the first such conviction of a woman under [...]

PWHRO Condemns The Killing Of British Woman In Pakistan

29th October 2010: Pakistani Women Human Rights Organization condemns and seeks answers from the Pakistani government regarding the killing of an innocent British woman, slaughtered in public in Gujrat in Pakistan's Punjab region. Tania Yousaf, 22, of Nelson Lancashire, was killed on 20 May along with her parents, Mohammed and Pervez Yousaf, at a [...]

September 2016

Pakistan – Women ISIL Fundraisers Another Challenge For The Forces

The Pakistan police have been frantically searching for women from wealthy families around 20 in numbers, who have allegedly been acting as the sponsors funding the ISIL propaganda by supplying them with monetary help along with arranging brides for their members. Raja Umar Khattab, chief of Sindh province’s counterterrorism unit reported about this when [...]

Forced Conversion Of Minority Women In Pakistan

Pakistan is a living hell for religious minorities and more so for the women of the minority community. Every year in Pakistan, hundreds of young Christian and Hindu girls are forcibly converted to Islam, but the establishment as well as the media prefers to remain blind to this inhumane treatment. There is no hope [...]

The Sordid Plight Of Hindu Women In Pakistan

Minority rights and gender equality are at the centre of contemporary human rights discourse. A number of declarations make it a prerequisite for the international community make it an elementary human rights responsibility of a state to protect the dignity and rights of women, irrespective of any criteria. In Pakistan though, the plight of [...]

August 2016

Discrimination And Violence Against Women In Pakistan

The 2016 annual report by the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) recorded gang rapes, kidnapping, acid attacks, amputations, burnings and said almost 800 women killed themselves or attempted suicide. The report mentions that more than a thousand victims of honour crimes were recorded last year, including a woman who was strangled and [...]