MAY 28, 2015

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) are an important pillar of the human rights framework and the below average results in this area are a poor reflector on the general human rights situation in Pakistan.

24 Jun 2015 by Marc-André Franche, Country Director, UNDP in Pakistan

On 30 May, the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan went to the polls to exercise their hard-earned democratic right to choose their local leaders.

Tabassum Adnan wants women to stand up for their rights.

That's a dangerous message to send where she comes from -- Pakistan's Swat Valley. And that's the reason she was just awarded the U.S. Secretary Of State's International Women of Courage Award.

It is a real story of feudalism within Sindh, which is still running in the brains of almost every Sindhi People living within Sindh. We still living the life where women is just been used for the trade. In Sindh, we claim that we respect our Women and we honor them, but reality is still different.

A newsheet round-up of news and analysis relevant to Shirkat Gah's work. 

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Dearest friends at Shirkat Gah and other sister organisations in Pakistan,

I am writing on behalf of the Women Living Under Muslim Laws network to express our deep condolences in the wake of yesterday’s attack in Peshawar.  When the news broke, our hearts broke too. 

احتجزت عناصر مسلحة من طالبان الباكستانية، صباح اليوم الثلاثاء، ما يقرب من 500 طالب في مدرسة لأبناء العسكريين في بيشاور بباكستان. ورغم إعلان المتحدث باسم الحركة، محمد عمر الخرساني، أن الحركة لن تمس الطلاب، إلا أن أكثر من 100 طالب لقوا حتفهم حتى الآن.File 2909

In the week Malala Yousafzai collects her prize in Oslo, Karima Bennoune writes, "Dear Malala, As you accept the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, please know how many human rights activists around the world -- especially women -- are grateful to you ..."

LAHORE: Two brothers in Lahore murdered their 50-year-old mother, Sughra, and two stepsisters Amna and Muqqadas, aged 16 and 18 respectively ‘in the name of honour’ early Tuesday morning.

Asia Bibi is a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy. Ayub Masih, a Christian man likewise facing the same, was acquitted and released in 2002. Please show the same justice for Asia Bibi by signing a petition to Supreme Court of Pakistan here.

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