July2015

  • Seeing poverty in the mirror

    By most accounts, I would be a statistic in studies linking gender with poverty. After all, female heads of households like me, supporting their children on their own, are a fixture in studies and researches on the feminization of poverty. In fact, “lone mother households” or “single-mother families” are...
  • In search of entrepreneurial diversity in Pakistan

    Pakistan is a country with a troubled economy, a dismal state of socio-political affairs, and it is a nation simmering with colossal dissatisfaction. Ranked 146th out of 187 countries on the UN Development Program’s 2013 Human Development Index – a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education and standards...
  • Celebrating Malala Day

    Malala Day is observed every year on 14 July. It is not just a day to celebrate the youngest Nobel Prize winner for Peace, Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan; but a day for children everywhere to raise their voices and be heard. It is a day to stand up for...
  • Marion Nestle: Food Scientist Extraordinaire

    Hers is a name that resonates with anyone and everyone seriously involved in the food industry and all its trappings – Marion Nestle – whose Twitter account has been ranked by Time Magazine as among the Top 10 in health and science, and who has been ranked by New...
  • Stirring all inclusive progress through tech in Palestine

    Palestine is a land suffering due to conflict, dismal economy and possessing negligible opportunities. It is also a country that has witnessed tremendous growth in its IT sector, with women technologists showing resilience amid social and political restrictions, and shining bright in the digital stratosphere. Mai Temraz is one...
  • Eliminating Child Marriages

    A resolution on child, early and forced marriage is being considered in the UN Human Rights Council in the coming week. The alliance to end early and forced marriages KP/FATA is urging the Pakistan government to support the forthcoming resolution in the UN, and to co-sponsor the Human Rights...