Pakistan

  • Championing the Cause of Pakistani Women

    Championing gender equality in Pakistan, Noor Ahmed is a relentless women’s rights activist. It was through providence and Noor’s persistence that we connected on Facebook while watching a Facebook Live event on Women for Women International’s discussion on Syrian women refugees. As the speakers shared heartbreaking stories of courageous...
  • Educating The Marginalized in Pakistan

    Tell us about Umeed-E-Subh? Umeed-E-Subh (in hope of morning) is a social welfare entity striving to improve community literacy by offering financial and motivational support to orphans, poor and needy students in Pakistan. Our aim is to increase the country’s literacy rate and we strive to create opportunities for...
  • Public Transport: Barricading Women Empowerment in Pakistan

    Increasing economic productivity of a country is deeply connected with the financial emancipation of women – the other half of the world population. And, one of the foremost hurdles in the way of empowering the female gender is the restriction on her mobility stemming from patriarchy, suffocating social norms...
  • Silencing the Lambs: A Look At Domestic Violence in Pakistan

    “In an incident in Mingora (North Area, Valley of Swat) Pakistan, in May 2001, a woman was allegedly gunned down by her husband over a domestic dispute and then the husband escaped.” – ****...
  • Make in Pakistan to showcase forward thinking nation

    Islamabad: Pakistan Innovation Foundation (PIF), in collaboration with telecom Mobilink Business, on November 23rd, 2014, launched Pakistan’s First Innovation Pavilion and Makers’ Showcase to provide a platform for Pakistani Innovators – both individuals and institutions/companies – who have created innovative things to demonstrate their innovations and creative talents. The Mobilink Innovation...
  • Pakistani Drama Actresses Who Rule the Roost

    Way before the deluge of the Indian drama with likes of Kiyon Ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (Because a mum-inlaw was once a daughter-inlaw) and what have you; it was actually the Pakistani small screen that had the subcontinent viewers glued to their seats. From the awe-inspiring Khuda ki Basti...