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Statement from Aurat March Lahore, 2018

By: Nighat Dad LAHORE: International Women’s Day 2018 was marked by the Aurat March Lahore that brought together individuals and collectives from across Lahore to march in solidarity to women’s rights and the feminist movement in Pakistan. Similar marches were also conducted in Islamabad and Karachi. The march commenced from Hamdard Hall, Lytton Road, for…

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Women’s Day: Pakistani women are marching for their rights

PHOTO: TWITTER It’s International Women’s Day and Pakistani women are out on the streets. They are marching for basic rights such as equality and justice. Karachi’s women also plan to carry pidarshahi ka janaza [funeral pyre of patriarchy]. Pidar shahi ka janaza bhi uthay ga! #AuratMarch2018 #InternationalWomensDay #Pakistan pic.twitter.com/AXc7nEH0kn — Scooter Stories (@NoMreBackseatrs) March 8,…

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Women parliamentarians continue to prove their worth

Women parliamentarians have turned out far better than their male counterparts in business of the house. The female lawmakers proved themselves better performers when it comes to attendance and house participation in resolutions and questions. Women excelled in agenda items too as they tabled 31 bills and 36 resolutions. Know more about their performance as…

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Police officer Nabila Kausar is tough on criminals

Nabila Kausar, an SHO at Lahore’s sole women-only police station, has vowed to bear down upon the criminal elements with full force. Samaa salutes this daughter of Pakistan as the International Women’s Day is being observed today. Nabila wants the government to establish more such police stations in the country. Let’s meet her in Jahangir…

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Love ThySelf

By Zara Maqbool Since my three years in the field of counseling most of my clients, peers and students who I have come across find accepting and loving themselves the hardest. Its so natural to judge ourselves for everything ranging from how we look which none of us pause to think was not in our…

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Top twitter trends of the week

By: Muhammad Farooq Dhedhi 1.#CricketComesHome Cricket in Pakistan wins as final passes off peacefully Fans around the country watched the match on giant screens placed in marketplaces, while many tweeted under the hashtag #CricketComesHome. Legendary paceman Wasim Akram called it a “momentous occasion for Pakistan”, while fans at the ground said they had sent the…

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Waqar Zaka lands himself in another controversy

Reality TV host Waqar Zaka, whose video of being beaten up went viral on social media, has stirred a new controversy on women’s day. In a bizarre Facebook post, Waqar appeared to accuse women of harassing men and being greedy and selfish. “Women’s day, Females should promise they will stop becoming mufta , Today females…

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International Women’s Day in Madrid draws 40,000 protesters

MADRID: Around 40,000 protesters took to the streets of Madrid on Wednesday to mark International Women’s Day and call for an end to domestic violence. Gathered in the central square, the protesters carried posters reading “Justice” and “We are not all here” — in reference to victims of violence who have lost their lives. Municipal…

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Indian filmmaker under fire over sexist post on Sunny Leone

Under fire Indian filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has replied to his controversial tweet on actress Sunny Leone and said the flak arises from ‘ultimate hypocrisy’. The negative noise towards my tweet on @SunnyLeone arises from ultimate hypocrisy.She has more honesty and more self respect than any woman — Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) March 8, 2017…

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Let’s celebrate Women’s Day, Filmi style!

By Omair Alavi Gone are the days when films used to have a man as the leading characters; there have been many flicks in the last decade that have had a woman at the help – as a protagonist – and on this Women’s Day, we bring to you Top 10 films of the last…

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Let’s celebrate Women’s Day, Filmi style!

By: Omair Alavi Gone are the days when films used to have a man as the leading characters; there have been many flicks in the last decade that have had a woman at the help – as a protagonist – and on this Women’s Day, we bring to you Top 10 films of the last…

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In Russia, Women’s Day piles on the pressure for men

MOSCOW: In offices across Russia, the countdown to International Women’s Day is a whirl of last-minute meetings and dashes for gifts as men race to prepare festivities for their female colleagues. “We’ve sent out loads of emails, we’ve analysed the market, we’ve pooled ideas, and we’ve just got one more meeting ahead of the launch…

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New UN initiative aims to protect girls from child marriage

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations announced a new initiative Tuesday to advance efforts to end child marriage by 2030 and protect the rights of millions of the most vulnerable girls around the world. The initiative by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), announced on International Women’s Day, is part of…

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ECP to mark International Women’s Day

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will organize a Gender and Disability Electoral Working Group (GDEWG) in connection with the International Women’s Day on Tuesday (March 1) at its secretariat. The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) will also inaugurate Gender Corner in the ECP’s Library, an ECP spokesman said on Monday. Delegates from key civil…

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