Tag: Feminism

Shirkat Gah is Hosting a Cross-Regional Feminist Convening in Thailand

Shirkat Gah – Women’s Resource Centre is hosting a Cross-Regional Feminist Convening in Thailand from 5th August to 7th August 2019 to fill the perceived gap in the opportunities to connect beyond specific fields and modalities of operations as well as agendas set by others. The aim of the convening is to strengthen our sub-regional…



Stop This Rishta Parade

by Umaima Ahmed

As I was doing my daily skincare routine, my house-help who was looking on as she worked said, “I’ll tell you a remedy for skin whitening!” I told her that I do not believe in such remedies and I am comfortable with my complexion. But that discussion made me think that the desire to appear…



Hiding in Plain Sight? Intersectionality of Female Labor Force Continues Unbridled

by Ambreen Shabbir

Amna (a pseudonym) is engrossed in her work – plying the machine with skill and impeccability. When called her name, she takes a few seconds to get familiar with the surroundings before putting a smile on her face and turning to answer me. It is 10:30 am and she needs to get back to work…



Sisterhood and Solidarity in a time of Sangat

by Zoya Anwer

Not so long ago, I didn’t know terms like patriarchy, misogyny, emotional and unpaid labor, and many other such words. However, the most fascinating part was that I knew the meanings of these words all too well but didn’t have the language to explain terms which have been dictating my life since perhaps, my birth.…



UNCERTAINTY ERODES A CREATIVE SPIRIT

by Hassan Ibrahim Ch.

Sitting just behind the striking Lahore Museum on Mall Road there is another impressive building of equal importance. Established in 1884, Punjab Public Library is the city’s oldest library. In fact, it is the country’s first public library and the largest. This library is home to a forgotten treasure of books, archived official reports going…



It’s 2019, When Will Pakistanis learn to Adopt a Gender-Sensitive Approach?

by Fuzail Zafar

“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” This line was spoken by Michael Corleone, played by Al Pacino, in 1990 classic The Godfather: Part III. Ironically, at the outset of an article that is meant to capture women’s voices, I am forced to quote from a movie that was itself…