Facebook Social Media Pakistan Women

Facebook Isolates and Liberates Women in Pakistan

Social media has become the voice of our world today. Facebook has surely made the world a smarter place. It is a free tool to share your personal information. It’s not wrong to say that it has changed the way we share our lives with the world. Whether it is your thoughts, photos, videos, your favorite movies, books or anything that is supposed to be personal is now smartly plastered on your social media profile. For women in Pakistan, however, things like Social Media aren’t as straightforward.
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Violence against women in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea: Warzone of Violence Against Women

In November 2017, in the Northern Highlands of Egna, a six-year-old girl was burned and cut after being accused of witchcraft by her community. Her mother had died 3 years prior as a result of being publicly set on fire, burning to death in Mount Hagen. No one has been prosecuted for these crimes. While this case is shocking and deplorable, sadly it is unlikely to shock the women of Papua New Guinea where violence against women and a system designed to oppress them is still flourishing.
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Objectification in advertising

Objectification and Sexism in Advertising

Ah, the 1950s: what a delightful era. It brought us Elvis Presley, hula hoops, poodle skirts, drive-in movies, and of course, the golden age of television. As the television industry boomed, so did the advertising industry, what with the added reach that television allowed. TV also provided a superb outlet for sexism in ads, which had already proven to be wildly popular in print ads for decades. Objectification in the advertising industry is an old hat it would seem, as women have continued to be advertised as everything from the dutiful housewife to the dutiful bedroom partner ever since those first sexist ads appeared in print. But this is 2018, you say! The sexist ads of old simply would not fly in our enlightened age! And yet, here we are.
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Rape Pakistan Girls

Rape, Torture, and Murder: Are Girls in Pakistan Safe?

When we look at our children, we see hope for a future that is yet to come. Regardless of the things we have seen in our lives, we want the future generation to have a safe and sheltered life that is free from all kinds of harm. The only trouble a child should ever have is deciding who toy to play with. But when you come across cases of rape and murder, this time of a 7-year-old, it breaks your faith in humanity. It makes you realize that not everyone out there has the same thoughts and the same heart as you. Where you want to protect the young and innocent, there are people out there in the world who would do unspeakable things to them and destroy them forever for the world.
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Girl in Nepal

Being a Daughter in Nepal: An Unimaginable Curse

We often say that we are in the 21st Century, the age of science, technology, awareness, and education. But let’s look at poor developing countries like Nepal, where people lack basic education and are unaware about Science and Technology. People still blindly follow religious practices, which were handed down to them, although they don’t know the reasons behind them or why they are performed.
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Triple talaq

When Women Won: Triple Talaq Now Unconstitutional In India

“Punish us if you want, but triple talaq will remain valid in India”, The Jamiat Ulama-i Hind, the leading Islamic Organization in India, proclaimed after the Supreme Court’s Ban on triple talaq. Challenging the 1400-year-old practice, the Muslim Women’s quest for equality filed seven petitions including one by a woman who was divorced through WhatsApp.
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Honor Killings

Honor Killings: A Stigma of Humanity

It was a pleasant day. The evening had been dreamy and relatively cooler after the first monsoon rain. Enjoying tea with cookies, I was scrolling up and down on my feed when news caught my eyes. I couldn’t just scroll it down; a Christian teenage girl from Israel had been killed by her father over a relationship with a Muslim guy. That was Tuesday, July 18th, 2017. One of many honor killings we had to wittness in recent years.
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