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Women's Rights

Chitral relief centre provides legal support for women, children

Chitral relief centre provides legal support for women, children

The newly inaugurated centre, the first in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, will provide free legal services for female and child victims of violence and other crimes.


New Swat organisation aims to encourage female entrepreneurship

New Swat organisation aims to encourage female entrepreneurship

The business community has welcomed the step and says it will bring more women into the mainstream.


Special courts tackle violence against women and children in Punjab

Special courts tackle violence against women and children in Punjab

The newly established courts are aimed at speeding up proceedings in cases of rape, abuse, human trafficking, harassment and other issues.


Pakistani women eye growing role in democracy

Pakistani women eye growing role in democracy

More women are running for seats and campaigning for elections amid recent reforms.


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa seeks to reduce violence against women

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa seeks to reduce violence against women

Authorities and NGOs are teaming up to work on the persistent social problem.


Women in Pakistan, Afghanistan join efforts against radicalism

Women in Pakistan, Afghanistan join efforts against radicalism

A Peace Exchange Programme brings together women from both countries to share ideas on how to 'douse the fire of radicalism'.


Women play vital role in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police

Women play vital role in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police

In July, Rizwana Hameed became the first female KP Police officer to head an all-male police station.


Tribal women seek political, social rights in FATA

Tribal women seek political, social rights in FATA

The Qabailee Khor forum, a group of more than 25 tribal women, is advocating for women's participation in the political process.


Iraqi women activists rebuild their country

Iraqi women activists rebuild their country

The Iraqi Women Network has been working to help communities affected by 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' violence to move forward.


Syrian mothers tell of resilience amid conflict

Syrian mothers tell of resilience amid conflict

On the eve of Mother's Day, Al-Mashareq spoke to three women who are demonstrating resilience amid adversity in very different ways.


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