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Empowerment for all

Now that the primary process of the 2024 election has concluded, let’s have another look at the election manifestos of major political parties. While some parties have made promises of…

Wisdom of empowerment

Weakness is a curse. It invites others to deprive you of your legitimate rights and resources. The poverty, indignity and injustice that people suffer from are symptoms whose causes lie…

Question of empowerment

Recently, the Punjab government, notably spokesperson for the government and Minister Attaullah Tarar, has spoken about introducing a rape emergency in the province, because of the high number of assault…

Women empowerment reforms

THE obvious is often obscure, it seems. The state of affairs regarding women’s rights has hardly ever been a matter of pressing concern for our masters. Yet ornamented rhetoric has…

Talking empowerment

First a few elementary statistics on gender inequality in Pakistan: according to the Global Gender Gap Index Report 2018, launched in October last year; Pakistan ranks at 148th position out…

The Quest For Empowerment

The quest for empowerment

A new and empowered political setup is in the offing in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). This arrangement will clip the unprecedented powers of the federal government that are being…

The Legal Dimension Of Empowerment

The legal dimension of empowerment

There are visible gaps in the policy, discourse and practice of social development vis-a-vis the legal dimension of empowerment in Pakistan. Most of the social-mobilisation programmes have not incorporated the…

Empowerment And Power

Empowerment and power

Blessed with opportunities, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy – a talented and brave Pakistani woman – could have chosen other professions to excel. But her decision to highlight the plight of women in…

Gender Equality And Women’s Empowerment

Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Addressing gender inequality and ensuring equal participation and opportunities for women and girls in Asia-Pacific is central to achieving progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Tackling gender-based inequalities…