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    On thinking about women’s rights and activism, unity and difference, I had considered the theory of Intersectionality as an important factor in a woman’s lived experience of marginalisation and oppression. This is an important exploration insomuch as the women’s rights movement needs to be inclusive of women from all...
  • OPINION: Modern Slavery Trends around the Globe

    Modern slavery is an umbrella term for the serious human rights violations in the forms of (and not limited to), forced labour, domestic servitude and human trafficking. A global affliction, it was estimated that in 2016 there were 45.8 million people employed in some form of modern slavery in...
  • That pot on her head

    She hurries up the ridge, with her fifteen-year-old pot balanced precariously on her head. The pot was a wedding gift from her “mama”. The older women said she would need it to feed her family; they were right, as the brown pot had been her companion ever since. It...
  • 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...
  • What’s holding women back at Pakistan’s international tech event?

    Half of the population of the world is women. Termed as the next billion, women are touted as the torchbearers of global sustainable development. Reams of paper have been written, scores of posts published about the critical role of women in every sphere of society, be it economic, political,...
  • Cultures of Care: On Media and Gender

    This is the last article of Ananke’s special series on Care Economy. Click to read the first and second articles. While the realm of fiction has been a playing field for feminist writers such as the Sub-continent’s Quratulain Haider, Ismat Chugtai, Kamla Das and renowned Arab author Nawal el...
  • Justina Mutale: Advancing Gender Equality

    Tell us about yourself and the journey undertaken to work for the cause of women? I have a personal and vested interest in championing the cause of women. I come from a background of strong, powerful and assertive women, who have always defied the gender dynamics. I grew up...
  • Ed’s Note

    Man’s progress can be easily delineated through significant moments in time. The printing press, industrial revolution and the Internet are among the most pivotal watershed moments in history that have literally shaped the world’s political economy. While globalization and technology are 21st century buzzwords, one element comprising 50 percent...