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Women get permits to drive tuk-tuks in Mumbai

Women get permits to drive tuk-tuks in Mumbai

MUMBAI: Hundreds of women in the Indian city of Mumbai have won permits to drive auto-rickshaws, or tuk-tuks, through a lottery aimed at encouraging more women to take the wheel. At least 467 women in the Mumbai metropolitan region and ... Read More »

At The Oscars, Again!

At The Oscars, Again!

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has made Pakistan proud yet again after her documentary, A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness has been nominated in the Best Documentary – Short subject category for the 88th Academy Awards. Sharmeen’s documentary follows the ... Read More »

Year Review: Pakistani Women in 2015

Year Review: Pakistani Women in 2015

  2015 has been quite the year for women in Pakistan. Gender equality took the main stage as one leading lady after the other wowed us all year long. The Firsts for Pakistani Women First female speaker of Balochistan Assembly ... Read More »

A LEADY AMONGST US! BECAME THE FIRST LADY SPEAKER OF BALUCHISTAN ASSEMBLY.

A LEADY AMONGST US! BECAME THE FIRST LADY SPEAKER OF BALUCHISTAN ASSEMBLY.

Ms. Raheela Hameed Khan Durrani became the first lady speaker in the history of Baluchistan. She was unanimously elected as the first-ever female speaker of the Balochistan Assembly. Durrani belongs to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) which leads the ... Read More »

SYRIAN JOURNALIST WINS FRENCH MEDIA FREEDOM PRIZE

SYRIAN JOURNALIST WINS FRENCH MEDIA FREEDOM PRIZE

A Syrian journalist who lives and works in the war-scarred city of Aleppo was awarded the Reporters without Borders Prize in France on Tuesday for her defence of press freedom. The Paris-based media rights group singled out Zaina Erhaim for ... Read More »