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Following Quaid’s vision can keep Pakistan safe, strong: COAS

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that Quaid-e-Azam’s vision of human values, social justice and equality constituted motivation for creation of Pakistan. On his message on Quaid’s birth anniversary, COAS stated that Quaid-e-Azam’s vision of human values, social justice, equality and fraternity constituted motivation for creation of Pakistan. “Following the same…

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December 25, 2017


This Muslim man saved a woman from gang rape in Florence

NEWS DESK: A flower seller reportedly rescued a woman from being gang raped by 25 men, reported The Independent. Gaia Guarnotta was walking through Florence when she was approached by a group of “drunk boys” at 11.30pm near Piazza della Republica, she wrote in a Facebook post. The 25-year-old said the men began by joking…

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October 23, 2017


Karren Brady urges men to ‘force the BBC’ to pay women more

NEWS DESK: Karren Brady has said the BBC’s director-general can settle the gender pay gap at the corporation “quickly” once he makes the decision to do so, reported The Independent. Baroness Brady, 48, also said she was “100 per cent certain” she earns the same as her male counterpart on The Apprentice, businessman Claude Littner. She…

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September 26, 2017


8 one-liners from Kangana Ranaut that every girl will relate to

NEWS DESK: Kangana Ranaut is not just the lead of Queen. She is THE QUEEN and a role model for all women when it comes to speaking one’s mind and demanding what’s our right. Here is a list of eight one-liner quotes from the brave Queen star: 1. Perhaps the only expectation is that you…

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September 13, 2017


India’s top court suspends triple talaq law

NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked the use of a controversial Muslim divorce law until the government frames new legislation, a partial victory for Muslim women who had long argued that the law violated their right to equality. “This is a sensitive case where sentiments are involved. We are directing the Union of…

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August 22, 2017


These Indian women are practicing saying their husbands’ names for the first time

NEWS DESK: Millions of Indian women have never used their husband’s name – it’s a way of showing their respect for him, reported BBC. The tradition is strictly observed in rural areas, though much less so in cities. Now, however, some campaigners are urging women in villages to give it up, too. What’s in a…

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July 31, 2017


IMF warns of slow progress achieving gender equality

WASHINGTON: Progress toward achieving gender equality around the globe has stalled in recent years, with women still holding fewer salaried jobs than men and receiving lower wages for their work, the IMF said in a study on Monday.Under its first female chief, Christine Lagarde, the International Monetary Fund has renewed its push to strengthen the…

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September 23, 2013


Women call for greater equality on rights day

UN women leaders on Thursday called for greater equality between the sexes as they marked International Women's Day amid demonstrations and marches for female rights.”No country can claim to be entirely free from gender-based discrimination,” Michele Bachelet, a former president of Chile who heads the newly-created UN Women agency, told AFP in Rabat.”This inequality can…

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March 9, 2012


Equality for women a distant goal in the world

NEW YORK; Egyptian women demanding equal rights on the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day were shoved by men who said they should go home where they belong. Congolese women asked their government to protect them from systematic rapes, and women in Croatia who lost their jobs accused the government of corruption. But the centennial…

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March 9, 2011