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Anti-Romeo Squads: Saffronization of Culture

Anti-Romeo Squads: Saffronization of Culture

The election of Hindu extremist Yogi Adityanath in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has raised concerns over the rise of Hindu Fundamentalism in India. These concerns have been vindicated through the reign of terror and violence unleashed by Hindutva groups across the country. While the main manifestation of this […]

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Courtesy: Action Aid

Gender Equality and Economic Prosperity in Pakistan

Gender refers to the socially constructed characteristics of women and men such as, norms and roles. These norms and roles vary from society to society. Gender equality is a phenomenon that gives equal rights and responsibilities to all human beings regardless of their gender. Since the past few decades, the […]

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Human Rights in the Wake of Climate Change

Human Rights in the Wake of Climate Change

The phenomenon of human rights, its protection and its violation is one of the most vulnerable subjects prone to get affected by a number of factors. Be it a state of war or conflict between or within the states or bad governance on the part of any state, if it […]

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Gavel of justice

Necessitating the Right to Information in Pakistan

Despite it being a fundamental right as prescribed by the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973, a majority of this country’s population is absolutely unaware of its right to information (RTI) just as it is incognizant of its other rights. An obvious reason is the improbability of such a law existing in […]

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Source: Amnesty International

Honor killing in Pakistan

‘Honor’ – an undefined concept in a patriarchal society – has long been used to justify the criminality of murder. Women are considered as the most oppressed group in the Pakistani society. Almost every day there are stories in newspapers reporting horrible crimes against women, such as acid throwing, Vani, […]

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Punjab Women Protection Law 2016

Punjab Women Protection Law 2016

Domestic, Human Rights, Research Brief May 4, 2016 at 9:32 am 0 comments

Introduction The Punjab Protection of Women against Violence Act (PPWVA) 2016, prepared after three years’ study, was drafted by the Punjab Chief Minister’s Special Monitoring Unit Law and Order in collaboration with concerned authorities and civil society. The bill was approved by the provincial cabinet in May last year but was not passed […]

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“Who Are We?” Syndrome: Understanding Identity Crisis

“Who Are We?” Syndrome: Understanding Identity Crisis

Domestic, Human Rights August 4, 2015 at 11:35 pm 0 comments

Decolonization was a thing of the past but it sure has remnants cemented deep within the foundations of many nations. Academic assumptions dictate that states undergoing rapid and abrupt transitions in their power structures often develop an identity crisis and this forces them to experiment with more diversified options, causing […]

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Drinking Water Challenge

Drinking Water Challenge

Domestic, Domestic, Environment, Human Rights July 12, 2015 at 9:07 pm 0 comments

Water – the tri-atomic molecule, not only constitutes the medium of the origin of life but also of its sustenance. Although evidences reveal the presence of water on some extraterrestrial objects as well but by far Earth is the only planet known to possess stable surface reservoirs of liquid water […]

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Karachi Heat Wave: A Test Case for Disaster Management

Karachi Heat Wave: A Test Case for Disaster Management

Domestic, Domestic, Environment, Human Rights July 4, 2015 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

On Saturday, June 20, 2015, the southern parts of Pakistan were struck by the deadliest heat wave in many decades. Karachi has been in the epicenter of the heat wave and experienced its highest recorded temperature of 450C since 1979. Central and west districts of Karachi were the most severely […]

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Rising Above our Limited Perceptions

Rising Above our Limited Perceptions

Domestic, Human Rights June 11, 2015 at 1:16 am 1 comment

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” ― Isaac Asimov We have often observed, people crowding at the scene of a traffic accident or a street brawl in Pakistan, within seconds of the event; and within minutes, […]

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