Archive for the ‘Social Issues’ Category

In 2009, about 3 Pakistani children were sexually abused every day. A total of 2,012 reported cases of child sexual abuse were recorded from all over Pakistan. To lend perspective to that figure revealed this year by the non government organisation Sahil, let me add some numbers. Child abuse is a global phenomenon. As the […]


Today I learnt a new statistic. 95 percent of aggressive behaviour, harassment, abusive language and degrading images online spaces are aimed at women. This is a global phenomenon but one that can be and is overlooked. After all, when we think of violence, it is physical assault that comes to mind. What takes place in […]


When I was invited by activist and political blogger, Sana Saleem to talk to women at flood relief camps set up inside Sindh in the district of Thatta, I was quick to accept. I went to around eight camps that day as part of a team of about twenty professionals including dentists from Baqai Dental […]


[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=pakistan+floods&iid=9542006″ src=”http://view3.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9542006/pakistan-flood-devastation/pakistan-flood-devastation.jpg?size=500&imageId=9542006″ width=”380″ height=”253″ /] When I was in Bonn, Germany in June for the Deutsche-Welle-arranged Global Media Forum conference on Climate Change, one of the keynote speakers was a 12-year old boy. Felix Finkbeiner of Plant for the Planet, a climate protection network for school-age children, acted on an idea he […]


[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=zardari&iid=9481057″ src=”http://view.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9481057/france-president-sarkozy/france-president-sarkozy.jpg?size=500&imageId=9481057″ width=”380″ height=”253″ /] As Fatima Bhutto or @fbhutto said on Twitter on August 2, ‘And the president buggers off to Europe on a five star jaunt. Typical. Violence hits Karachi this evening too.’ I would not put it in exactly the same words, and am not a great fan of […]