Category Archives: Women in Pakistan

Other womens priorities: other women’s rights

 4th March, 2014 Successive governments have perfected a ploy with which to address any issue they have no intention of resolving. They set up a committee or department to look into the matter. It drags on for years or decades until … Continue reading

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A disastrous de-skilling

Killing the skills that feed the world and economies When you kill skills, you take away livelihoods; When you de-skill peasants, you take away survival Think before you eat!  December 11, 2013 NAJMA SADEQUE Wishing to help empower women while … Continue reading

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Rimsha, religion and real estate

by Najma Sadeque A year ago, people were disgusted when a cleric named Khalid Chisti had planted false evidence on young Rimsha and incited locals against the Christian community to which she belonged. Once the media went onto other crises … Continue reading

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How to get rid of a wife

Sheba has been married for 15 years into a wealthy business-­industrialist family. She has two children, a 7-year old daughter and 14-year old son. Not long ago, her husband took on a second wife without so much as a by-your-leave. … Continue reading

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Throwback to the Zia era

by Najma Sadeque For women the CII is symbol of the regressive status quo The ushering in of the new government couldn’t have been more inauspicious for women. Days before it was sworn in, the Council for Islamic Ideology jumped … Continue reading

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Despite elections, fear remains

By Najma Sadeque Most women welcomed the elections. However, they remain against religious extremism and don’t agree with Taliban’s narrow interpretation of Islam… When women have their rights, mobility and visibility curtailed under the pretext of religious law, the task … Continue reading

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The same yesterdays, tomorrow

By Najma Sadeque This year, International Women’s Day comes on the heels of an ‘elected’ government winding up and preparations towards electing a new one. Will it make any difference to women? Not likely…     The past five years … Continue reading

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Why Land is a Women’s Issue

Chapter : Why Land is a Women’s Issue For the publication Property Rights in Pakistan by Economic Freedom Network Pakistan, Najma Sadeque writes the chapter on Why Land is a Women’s Issue.

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One step forward, two steps back

By Najma Sadeque Published: March 20, 2012 The landscape is changing. New settlements have sprouted where rural flood victims put down temporary roots. In one such place beyond our port city, a couple of hundred families hope to make their … Continue reading

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‘Grow crops yourself for food security’

ISLAMABAD: To both empower rural women and overcome the current food security issues in the country, the government should allocate at least one acre of land to landless farmer women. This suggestion was given by speakers at a discussion titled … Continue reading

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