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Rural Woman of Pakistan

Youth Diaries 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence By Humaira Siddiqui SZABIST Karachi Image source: A hardworking woman, she sets off at the break of dawn to fetch fodder and water for the family. She carries a water pot on her head and clothes to be washed at…

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The Silent Crime

Youth Diaries 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence By Zainab Khawaja NUST Business School Image source: Anjali was stuck. Stuck. Trapped. She couldn’t leave him. What would happen to the children? What would they do the next time he was in one of his moods? She had been…

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Growing Anger in Our Society

Youth Diaries 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence By Umar Shaukat National Textile University Faisalabad Image by the author Source: Internet Saleem is a common fruit vendor. He has four kids. He sells fruit all the day long, so could he feed his family. As every day, he was…

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Blocking Porn to Safeguard Kids – Some Interesting Recent Developments

Youth Diaries 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence By Naveed Haq The Internet is evolving as a dynamic and prevailing source of information. This connected world has something for everyone. The widespread adoption of Internet has presented challenges for global users, the extent of pornography in cyberspace and its…

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Safe at Last

Youth Diaries 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence By Syed Ahmed Raza A viscous stream of sundry pedestrians experiences a smooth flow along the footpath as if recently set free by the barrage. The stream comprises a mixture of diverse beings, some satisfied and some still to be satisfied….

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Dire Need of Tolerance

Youth Diaries 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence By Syeda Noor-us-Saba What can be more disturbing than living in a society of intolerant individuals? Tolerance is a word that has lost all its power in the modern era of machines. Weakest possible incidents may cause strongest issues that very…

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The More I Know Humans, the More I Love Dogs

By Mariam Khan The more I know humans, the more I love dogs. Drone attacks, suicide bombings, target killings, corruption, bribery, dishonesty, intolerance, robbery, murders, kidnapping, rape, you name it and we have it. 10 people died in a suicide attack at a mosque on Eid day, Taliban claimed the…

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Pink Matters! Show You Care – Be Aware

By Qurat ul ain Zamir Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) (also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM)) is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease , its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. Considerable progress has been made in the fight…

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Married to the Quran

By Murtaza Ali Rizvi Lahore Grammar School     Image source: In a report titled ‘Married to the Quran’ in the Pakistani weekly newspaper ‘The Friday Times’ (Jan 17-23, 2003 issue), it was said: “According to Khabrain, a large number of feudal in Sindh had married their daughters to the…

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A Right to Say

By Waheeda Kanwal Jinnah University for Women Image source: Freedom of speech is everyone’s right and one should be free to express his opinion regarding social, economic and religious issues but bearing in mind that unlike socio-economic issues, religion is a rigid yet delicate subject and performing an act which causes…

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Pakistan: Needy of Youth’s Role

By Aqsa Malik Image source: Helen Keller said, “As long as youth is there, a country can never back-pedal on its goals.” Pakistan is passing through a phase of great turmoil and violence. It has a fledging democracy, a war in its neighbourhood and an ally always grumbling the ‘do more’ dictation…

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Jokes Apart

By Ali Suleman Image source: Once after a Juma prayer in a mosque, the Imam raised his hands to pray and said “O Allah! Cause destruction on those who are conspiring against the Muslims. Destroy America. May their tanks stop working. May their jets stop flying. May worms eat…

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Educational Reforms in Pakistan – A Series (Part 2)

Same Education for all By Yawar Mushtaq Ghazi UET Taxila Image source: The biggest problem in our society is the division of people in various categories. People are divided in numerous groups on religious, sectarian, linguistic, geographical and ethnic grounds etc. People representing these groups can be seen clearly,…

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Know Your Rights

International Literacy Day Special By Aqeel Hussain Bangash Image by the author What are Human Rights? HUMAN RIGHTS DEFINED: While some dictionaries define the word right as “a privilege,” when used in the context of “human rights,” we are talking about something more basic. Every person is entitled to certain…

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Don’t Be Indifferent!

America and its cronies say that: “We will bring the values of civilization to people by invading and bombing them.” Dear Readers, It is crystal clear that the peace is a total bliss while the war is an attempt to force a condition. As America and its so-called “Strategic Partners”…

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