• Where School Girls Graduate with Infections

    After a 3 to 4 hours journey on a rough Murram road, I needed to change my sanitary pad urgently before the menstrual blood could soil my jeans. I had traveled to this school for a girls’ debate event, which brought together girls from four different high schools. I...
  • On the Feminization of Ageing

    As the number of older adults increases – a greater majority of which comprise women, their (older women’s) lives will be deeply impacted by changing demographics and dynamics. To-date, information pertaining to older women, their well-being and health as well as their basic human rights is scant to say...
  • On the crisis of masculinities

    Taking a phrase uttered by the actress Emma Thompson in a recent interview, today I shall make an attempt at looking into the ‘crisis of masculinities’ in eastern societies, how it stimulates and incites gender based violence including honor killing, Vani, Karo Kari etc., and its impact on gender,...
  • Honorable Crimes

    The concept of honor has always been identified with gender, specifically speaking the female gender. The term itself connotes a multitude of social concepts, deeply entrenched patriarchal mindset as well as politico-economic ideals; which can be anything from being negative, positive, chivalrous as well as stereotypical. In the 20th...
  • RESEARCH: Community Education, Feminist Literacy and Consciousness Raising

    Pedagogy is an important part of education, for it is the art of teaching. It helps guide the student on best teaching methods and how to raise consciousness. Learning, teaching and development is underpinned by cultural, social and political values that we have. The sharing of ideas is an...
  • On gender-based violence against women with disabilities

    It is the basic human right of every person to live a life free of harm, harassment and abuse. It is a right that should be ensured by the State and is one already enshrined in international law. Women are one of the most vulnerable groups when it comes...
  • CP 2016 presents an enterprising Pakistan

    November 6th, 2016, Karachi, Pakistan: Highlighting artisanal talent in Pakistan with a special focus on women entrepreneurs, Destiny Enterprises, Merayi.com and Wajood Media launch the groundbreaking Colors of Pakistan (CP2016) event in the southern, cosmopolitan city of Karachi. Celebrating the spirit of Pakistan and showcasing everything that makes the country...
  • The fascinating world of Caroline Kennedy

    It was at the height of the Philippine presidential elections campaign that I became familiar with Miss Caroline Kennedy; NOT the Caroline Kennedy, daughter of JFK and Jackie O., but Caroline Kennedy –journalist, radio producer, actor, director, TV presenter, professional traveler, author, intrepid NGO worker, Obama campaigner, and mother,...
  • Superwomen of Pakistani Sports

    The increasing awareness about female empowerment and how it positively affects society has led to an upsurge of women’s participation in every walk of life. From STEM fields to politics, women have made their mark; showcasing a track record of brilliance and success. One such area is sports! A...