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Pakistan-born biologist Asifa Akhtar chosen as recipient of Germany’s Leibniz Prize

Pakistan-born biologist Asifa Akhtar chosen as recipient of Germany’s Leibniz Prize

Pakistan-born molecular biologist Asifa Akhtar has been chosen as one of the recipients of Germany’s most important research award, Leibniz Prize. Akhtar works for Germany’s Max Planck Society. She was its first international female vice president for the biology and ... Read More »

President Alvi approves new anti-rape ordinance

President Alvi approves new anti-rape ordinance

President Dr Arif Alvi approved the government’s “stringent” and “holistic” Anti-Rape (Investigation and Trial) Ordinance, 2020 on Tuesday, to help expedite cases of sexual abuse against women and children. According to the ordinance, special courts will be set up to conclude the rape ... Read More »

Media workers are also frontliners

Media workers are also frontliners

—by Lubna Jerar Naqvi Pakistan is now grappling with the second wave of corona-virus which some experts claim is worse than the first one. Since the beginning of the pandemic the media has been working full-time – with a majority ... Read More »

16 Days of Activism and the News Media in 2020

16 Days of Activism and the News Media in 2020

—by Lubna Jerar Naqvi Pakistani journalist Shaheena Shaheen was fatally shot in Kech, Balochistan on September 5, 2020. She was the second woman journalist to be killed within a year by her husband. Earlier, another journalist Urooj Iqbal was killed ... Read More »

International Day for elimination of violence against women and gender  marginalization in Pakistan

International Day for elimination of violence against women and gender marginalization in Pakistan

The UN System together with UN Women is joining hands with survivors, activists, decision-makers, and people from every walk of life, to shine a light on the need for funding, essential services, prevention and data that shapes better-informed responses. Since ... Read More »