Posts Tagged ‘women rights’

[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=pakistan+women+protest&iid=848492″ src=”7/c/d/7/Pakistani_Journalists_Protest_478f.jpg?adImageId=8762070&imageId=848492″ width=”380″ height=”253″ /] Not too long ago, I was at a media event. As most media events go, unless the occasion has been organised to comment on women in the profession, they are usually male-dominated with a smattering of women present. Here we had about half a dozen men and, […]


[picapp src=”7/a/5/4/Internally_Displaced_Face_3a48.jpg?adImageId=7265262&imageId=4988214″ width=”500″ height=”333″ /] When Shehnaz talks about the house that she built with her earnings, you can see her pride. She spent Rs 500,000 on just the construction. Sunlight streamed into every room. It was not in a dark alley, but right on the corner of a street. The women she waxed helped […]


I remembered my cousin, Salma, as being vivacious and coquettish, always laughing. A petite woman, she dressed in bright colors, her hands perfectly manicured, her long fingernails painted red, and was known for her fabulous cooking. When I last saw her at a family dinner hosted by her mother, my maternal aunt, I was shocked. […]