In Pakistan, discernment against woman starts since her birth. In most families, a boy is considered more important compared to a girl. While girls face boundaries at all stages of their lives.
Ayesha Hassan gouts that every year some 2,900 women are raped in Pakistan. With espionages of national newspapers, she noted that since 2008 the police had registered 10,703 rape cases.
Pakistan is the 21st largest country in the world in terms of under-five mortality rate among girls. Pakistan a higher mortality rate of girls than India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal and the Maldives.
Living just a plain simple life anywhere in the Pakistan is a little of a perpetual challenge for a woman, while shopping, working or going out there for chores is a whole new ball game.
Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi, a mother of five is on the death row on charges of blasphemy . Her “basic crime:” offering water to her Muslim co-workers from the same cup she had drunk.
To put it bluntly, he is no good to us, the women, and he is definitely not to the U.S. Do not get trumped, women!
A political and women rights activist, Tashan tirelessly campaigns to increase public spaces for young women, and has long worked on minority women issues. A change-maker, she is furious at honor killings and harassment of women in the South Asian societies.
Ayesha is a civil servant by profession, a mother and a feminist by choice. Well-traveled and experienced in the developing societies, she particularly champions the cause of the girl-child and the young women. Can’t stop us now, she says!
A keen observer of the gender issues around the world, Sehrish is a practical campaigner for women's liberties in Pakistan. A believer of words making a change across the world, she upholds the values of liberal feminism.
Better known as "Fifu," she is an Islamic Feminist and strives for creating greater public spaces for women in the Muslims societies. A campaigner at heart, she constantly works with young and underprivileged girls. Proud to be a woman, she says!
Sadaf combats desertification, climate change, food insecurity, poverty and gender disparities in the Pakistani society. She has been a consistent voice on these challenges and their impact on women. She is participant of the change she wants!
A constant promoter of equal, rather prioritized opportunities for women, Mubashir is active in the local development sphere since the 1990s. A firm believer in democracy, free markets, and women’s economic and political empowerment.
An author, development professional and educationist, her first book “Footprints of Partition: Narratives of Four Generations of Pakistanis and Indians” was shortlisted for the German Peace Prize 2015. Studies trauma and healing in conflict zones.