A Change of Heart – January 7, 2021

Women cannot achieve full equality without the right to work. It’s not merely a matter of having one’s own money: work allows women an opportunity to express their talents and provides an environment in which skills and aspirations can be nurtured. Yet, according to a World Bank report published in May 2019, Pakistan has one … Continue Reading

Dreaming Equality – December 8, 2020

“Much of the world rejoiced when Donald Trump was defeated by Joe Biden in the US presidential election. Church bells rang in Paris; people danced on the streets of Washington DC and banged pots and pans in celebration in New York City. “Some attention has been paid to the election of Kamala Harris as vice … Continue Reading

An unequal society – August 10, 2020

For a very long time, Pakistani politicians have said they are in favour of women’s rights. This is probably because we are half the electorate. On March 8 of this year, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that his government was committed to ensuring women’s rights. This statement coincided with International Women’s Day. Prime Minister Khan … Continue Reading

Coronavirus blues: Are we headed for a mental health pandemic next? – June 25, 2020

Generally speaking, human beings are social animals: we can see it in society’s regard, or lack thereof for introverts. British slang terms like “wallflower” are not intended to inspire admiration. Nevertheless, it is the “wallflower”, the hermit, the person who was self-isolating before it became a public health necessity that seems to be coping best … Continue Reading