Maimoona Akhtar

Maimoona Akhtar

Interfaith harmony; Need of the hour

Da Sikh bachya, Hindu de, Churra de, AND MUCH MORE These are the words that people normally use when they want to bash someone. Targeting the marginalized communities through daily conversation is an ongoing trend that further leads to prejudices. Pakistan is a multi-culture and religion-state but we witness the discrimination, imbalance and ignoring attitudes …

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Travel Blog: Moscow, Center of unique architecture & Russian Culture

I have been participant of International Volunteer Forum, Russia which happened last year and was one among the youth delegation from Pakistan. Participating at international forums not only gives enriching professional experience but also provides an opportunity to explore diverse cultures, people and places. Walking around Moscow is like skipping from one century to the …

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Break the Stereotypes, Hurdles are only in our minds

Maimoona Akhtar, young activist from Peshawar represents Pakistan at International Volunteer Forum Russia   Being raised in a patriarchal society, I have seen women equated with capital assets, such as land and wealth (Zan, Zar aur Zameen). Our society has assigned very calculative role to women, limiting them to taking care of household matters, giving …

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