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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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Tabinda Farukh – A Wedding Planner from Peshawar, Motivation for Many

When Tabinda’s father passed away instead of becoming a burden on anyone, she decided to become an independent girl. Starting with only Rs.4500/, Tabinda is now successfully running her own wedding planning services business under the name of ‘Rasm-o-Rivaj’. The idea behind her venture is to provide traditional home-made wedding accessories such as bidh boxes, …

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Tibetan refugee women in Nepal: Making a living, surviving their art and culture by weaving carpets

Nepal: After the Chinese invasion and complete occupation of Tibet in the year 1959, thousands of Tibetans fled Tibet and followed H. H. the Dalai Lama and sought asylum in India, Nepal and Bhutan. According to United Nations Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Nepal is home to 38,490 refugees while Tibetan is among of the large majority …

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Afshan Afridi: An ispirational young activist empowering women with disabilities

Chronicles of Resistance: A series to celebrate the achievements of women showing resistance to oppresive treatments and patriarchal systems that embody harmful traditions and deny women their right to a life of dignity As narrated to Women’s Avenue Every day, I go through a tiring time struggling with my visible and hidden disabilities, I carry the …

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