Women's Rights

Pakistanis celebrate International Women's Day with nationwide marches

Participants in the Aurat March seek equal rights and an end to violence against women.


Website helps women report sexual harassment at work, public places

The Ab Aur Nahin website connects women with lawyers and counsellors across Pakistan free of charge.


Sportswoman defies social barriers to promote archery in Peshawar

Sara Khan's archery club is the first of its kind in which both male and female players are trained by a female coach.


Female car mechanic Uzma Nawaz drives change in Pakistan

'No hardship could break my will and motivation,' said Uzma Nawaz, 24, one of the first female car mechanics in Pakistan.


Pakistan's policewomen send message of female empowerment

Female police officers are active across Pakistan, taking on senior roles and arresting those accused of harassing women, sending a message of female empowerment.


Pakistani woman mountaineers thrive in male-dominated sport

Several Pakistani woman mountain climbers, including Samina Baig and Uzma Yousaf, have become torchbearers for other female enthusiasts of the sport.


Pink buses to offer women safe public transportation in KP

Observers say the new service is a great initiative and will protect working women and female students who often endure sexual harassment on buses.


Defying local ban, women in Punjab village vow to vote in general elections

Women in Mohri Pur hope to exercise their right to vote, overturning a decades-old ban by their own men.


FATA woman vies for National Assembly seat, becomes symbol of inspiration

'My aim is to end terrorism, establish peace, empower women and democratise the tribal population,' said Ali Begum, a retired civil servant from Kurram Agency.


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.


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