Indian court bans documentary featuring rapist’s interview

An Indian court has banned the country’s media from broadcasting a documentary in which one of the men who gang-raped and murdered a New Delhi student is shown blaming the victim, police said Wednesday.

Spokesman Rajan Bhagat said New Delhi police had obtained a court order late Tuesday banning anyone from broadcasting the documentary, called . . . → Read More: Indian court bans documentary featuring rapist’s interview

No country for the beardless

As the rest of the world observed the International Women’s Day this month, our nation was once again reminded of how far it still needs to travel before it begins to consider women and children, humans. For 18-year-old Amna of Muzafargarh, the world is not her oyster…it shattered the day she was raped by six . . . → Read More: No country for the beardless

A tribute to women

By Bina Shah

In early March I was fortunate to attend the Ladiesfund 2013 awards. This is an annual event set up by T.U. Dawood.

The ceremony’s aim is to celebrate the achievements of women in business, and over the last five years the event has grown from something quite small to something . . . → Read More: A tribute to women

Expressions though art

From an upper class wife who seems to manage her husband and her high heels simultaneously to two village girls gossiping on someone’s rooftop under the moonlight – the joys and sorrows of women from all walks of life were explored at an art exhibition on Thursday.

On Thursday, Alliance Francaisé hosted an International Women’s . . . → Read More: Expressions though art

A mother’s struggle to educate her daughters

A woman in Pakistan exemplifies the hardworking spirit of women around the world ahead of International Women’s Day.

Examining female participation in parliaments

Examining female participation rates in parliaments reveals a new picture of women’s rights across the globe.

The war in the US over women’s reproductive rights is appalling. The all-men panel at the congressional hearing that discussed female contraception was patently offensive as much as it was ironic. The pressure on women’s health in the US . . . → Read More: Examining female participation in parliaments

Govt determined to empower women: Gilani

Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said the government is determined to implement the vision of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto for empowerment of women.

Speaking on the occasion of 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day here on Tuesday, Prime Minister Gilani said the present democratic government is fully cognizant of the existing issues and problems being . . . → Read More: Govt determined to empower women: Gilani

Empowering women

International Women’s Day has become an important regular feature in the international calendar of events and, in that context, it is heartening that the theme for this year is “Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women” because of its particular relevance to the status of women in . . . → Read More: Empowering women