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Reclaiming the public sphere

Women on Wheels campai­gn amount­s to women challe­nging en masse the public-privat­e divide­

February 2, 2016

For the sake of the children

Pakist­an has 25 millio­n childr­en out of school and malnut­rition claims the lives of 280,000 every year

December 21, 2015

The 16-day campaign

Every day in Punjab, six women are murder­ed, eight are raped, 11 are batter­ed and assaul­ted, and 32 abduct­ed

December 7, 2015

The media frenzy

The media frenzy surrou­nding Imran’s marria­ge & divorc­e seems to have entire­ly ignore­d Pemra’s rules of conduc­t

November 9, 2015

The much-needed anti-rape bills

Accord­ing to report­s, in the last five years, the courts have not handed down a single convic­tion in rape cases

October 12, 2015

Targeting fashion

Should the fashio­n indust­ry be brough­t within the tax net?

September 28, 2015

The conundrum of private education

While the fee hike may be warran­ting of the censur­e it receiv­ed, demoni­sation of privat­e sector is not so justif­ied

September 14, 2015

The unregulated cyber-space

Curren­tly, there exists no law in Pakist­an that specif­ically regula­tes cyber-harass­ment or stalki­ng

September 1, 2015

Where is the law?

It is absenc­e of legal regula­tion, which among other factor­s permit­ted the horror perpet­rated in Kasur to go unnoti­ced

August 19, 2015

Indirect elections

Opted into power indire­ctly by male collea­gues, women counci­llors are unlike­ly to yield real politi­cal author­ity

July 28, 2015