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Putting a garland on a rapist is bad politics

Politi­cal partie­s are recogn­ising that it is best to listen to social media backla­sh agains­t Bandia­l’s nomina­tion

June 9, 2018

Transgender community finds a hero in Marvia Malik

There is one thing the moveme­nt didn’t have — a transg­ender repres­entati­on

May 8, 2018

The silencing of Samina Sindhu

It is harrow­ing to see her in a viral social media video, singin­g one minute,droppi­ng to the floor the next

April 14, 2018

#MaiBhi could be Pakistan’s turning point

The awards theref­ore can be a turnin­g point in handin­g the agenda settin­g to femini­st women themse­lves

February 12, 2018

Zainab needs justice from the state

Zainab’s murder is tellin­g of someth­ing more sinist­er than a few bad eggs

January 12, 2018

When protectors become accusers

There is no unders­tandin­g at FIA that their role is not to morali­se but to protec­t the women who are harass­ed online­

January 7, 2018

Cost of marginalising women

The burden of womanh­ood and the fear of catcal­ling and harass­ment make them intern­alise shame.

December 26, 2017

This is what sisterhood looks like

Mahira Khan said her conduc­t had nothin­g to do with it. Luck did.

November 12, 2017

Understanding consent

What is unforg­iveabl­e is when someon­e does it after they know it’s wrong

October 29, 2017

It is time to panic

The magazi­ne calls women to “get togeth­er” in their homes and congre­gate to join extrem­ist forces­

August 18, 2017