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SHARMEEN OBAID-CHINOY’S OSCAR RACE FOR ‘A GIRL IN THE RIVER – THE PRICE OF FORGIVENESS’

SHARMEEN OBAID-CHINOY’S OSCAR RACE FOR ‘A GIRL IN THE RIVER – THE PRICE OF FORGIVENESS’

The talented Academy and Emmy awards winner from Pakistan, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, is once again in the race to receive an Oscar. Sharmeen has received the official Certificate of Nomination for Award at the 88th Academy Award Nominees Luncheon. Her new ... Read More »

UAE NAMES WOMEN MINISTERS FOR HAPPINESS, TOLERANCE

UAE NAMES WOMEN MINISTERS FOR HAPPINESS, TOLERANCE

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday named women to the newly created posts of state ministers for happiness and tolerance, and a 22-year-old female for youth affairs. Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum named eight women as he revealed ... Read More »

‘Women’s rights tied to electoral politics’

‘Women’s rights tied to electoral politics’

LAHORE: Activist Alia Amirali on Friday stressed the need for connecting scattered feminist efforts with electoral politics in the country. “Feminism is not just about cultural or social norms, it is a political concern needing political solutions,” Amirali said at the ... Read More »

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 »