Child Bride and Child Marriage in Pakistan

The Ignored Masses: Child Marriage and Inequality in Pakistan

Laws in Pakistan like the Child Marriage Restraint Act of 1929 makes it illegal for men and women under the age of 16 to get married. 21% of Pakistan’s young women under the age of 18 are forced to be child brides to men far older than them. Young girls, who are far too innocent to even understand what a marriage is, are forced into unknown terrain. Without any sex education, they allow their husbands to treat them in whatever manner they see fit simply because they don’t know their rights.
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FGM around the world

Damaging Dignity: FGM Practices All Around The World

Women all over the world, no matter how developed the country they are living in is, are suffering the consequences of FGM (Female Genital Mutilation). An estimated 140 million young girls all around the globe have been under the knife and have grown up with this trauma. Female genital mutilation is either partial or complete removal of a female’s outer genitalia. There are absolutely no medical reasons for this practice, according to the World Health Organization, yet it is a widely active practice in major parts of the world.
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Sexual harassment me too

Sexual Harassment: Who are the Real Victims?

Sexual Harassment has become the prime topic. Since the Bill O’Reilly and Harvey Weinstein allegations broke, we have been constantly bombarded with new facts, victims, offenders, and allegations. What we are missing though is a cohesive picture of what Sexual Harassment is and that it isn’t a problem solely defined by gender.
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human rights

Human Rights: A Historical Perspective on Fundamental Rights

Just like the Phoenix, human rights emerged from the ashes and ruins of the world. The beginning of human rights as a revolution is said to be in the late 19th and the whole of the 20th century. However, from ancient texts and research, we can gather that the first time human rights were talked about was back in 539 BC. This is when the armies of Cyrus the great captured ancient Persian lands only to free the slaves and establish equality. This significant historical act provided a basis for today’s human rights decrees.
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Partition of India and Pakistan

Uprooted: The Partition of India and Pakistan

Two nations standing on the ruins of a humongous blended family — India and Pakistan. The partition of these two nations was the biggest ever recorded in the World History. Millions forced to leave not just their homes and their valuables, but their identities. Identities that make us who we are! It was not their homes they were leaving behind, but their roots.
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Education in the UK

The British Education System Lets Down the Most Vulnerable

121 million children worldwide do not receive any education whatsoever. This is a startling statistic from the Global Partnership for Education, an international organization focused on getting children in the world’s poorest countries into full-time education.
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