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Justice in Pakistan: Unmasking Perween Rahman’s Killers

by Zubeida Mustafa –Pakistan– The “weakness of women”, widely believed to be a natural phenomenon, is actually a myth. Women are resilient and there are many […]

Activism, Business & Economy, Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, Land Rights, Pakistan, Politics & Democracy, Poverty

Child Trafficking or Pure Quest for Knowledge in Pakistan?

by Zofeen T. Ebrahim –Pakistan– Horrified, as Pakistan television channels inundate us with minute-by-minute news of the recovery of over two dozen girls from a one-bedroom […]

Children's Rights, Feature Articles, Human Trafficking, Pakistan, Teaching & Learning, The World

Islamic Versus Societal Culture in Pakistan

by Nidaa Shahid – Pakistan – The general perception worldwide about women in Islam is that they are oppressed and without rights. It is widely believed […]

Feature Articles, Gender Equality, Islam, Pakistan, Politics & Democracy, Social Justice, Women's Empowerment

Heroes Never Die: The Sundown Parade at the Wagah Border

by Urmila Chanam -India- The cover from enemy fire at the position he decided to occupy was scant, exposing him and his buddy to extreme danger. […]

Feature Articles, India, Kashmir, Pakistan, Politics & Democracy, Terrorism, The World, War & Conflict

Afghan, Pakistani and Indian Women Pressure Afghan Government in Advance of Election

by Aditi Bhaduri –India– April 2014! It hangs like a Damocles’ sword over the Indian sub-continent. While Afghans may be the  immediate beneficiaries, the ramifications of […]

Afghanistan, Elections, Feature Articles, Gender Equality, Human Rights, India, Pakistan, Politics & Democracy, The World

Language Discrimination in Pakistan Harms Women and Indigenous Culture

By Zubeida Mustafa –Pakistan– Asifa, 12, lives in Karachi, the port city in southern Pakistan. She is a child of the lesser gods. That means that […]

Feature Articles, Indigenous Culture, Language, Pakistan, Poverty, Teaching & Learning, The World

Zubeida Mustafa: Visionary, Pioneer, and Trailblazer for Women in Leadership

by Katharine Daniels, Executive Editor Post last week’s gains for women in the United States Senate and record numbers of women running for seats in Congress […]

Feature Articles, Media, Pakistan, Social Change, The WIP Editorial, The World, Women in Leadership, Women's Empowerment

Sughar : Pakistan’s First Ever Rural Brand

This 15th of Feb 2012 marked a significant day in the Fashion Industry of Pakistan as Pakistan’s first ever Rural Women Brand called Sughar was launched […]

Pakistan, The WIP Talk

Taking the First Step: Educating Karachi’s Street Children

by Zubeida Mustafa –Pakistan– The story of Parveen Lateef and her home school was first published on October 22, 2010. This version includes an update on […]

Children's Rights, Feature Articles, Pakistan, Poverty, Teaching & Learning, Women's Health, Women's Rights

Resurgence of Kidney Tourism in Pakistan

by Zubeida Mustafa –Pakistan– A version of the following article was originally published August 12, 2009. In light of recent reports of illegal kidney transplants in […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Healthcare, Pakistan

Three months of Pakistan Floods: Beginning of the REAL disaster

“Why does suddenness brings urgency and importance? Isn’t human sympathy sustainable when it comes to natural disasters”? Asks a flood survivor in Thatta district as relief […]

Pakistan, The WIP Talk

Floods, Drought, and Displacement Hit Pakistan’s Women Hardest

by Sarah Irving –UK– The monsoon floods in Pakistan have killed thousands and affected an estimated twenty million people across several provinces. According to development organizations […]

Feature Articles, Housing, Natural Disasters, NGO's, Pakistan, The World, Violence Against Women