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Using traditional ‘’chail’’ in innovative dressing puts Swabi’s designer in trouble

The local startup named Gulhadi run by the local female healing from the rural village of district Swabi introduced a new set of fashion mingling styles with local tradition in a cultural and sports event held at the University of Swabi.   The young entrepreneur covert the famous Swabi Shawal (Chail or Parhony) as jackets and …

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WomenLead brings together Peshawar’s young women Entrepreneurs and fashion designers

Women’s Avenue in collaboration with Qissa Khwanan as its main partner successfully launched women entrepreneurs of Peshawar. Women-Lead celebrated 16 days of activism which is the United Nations campaign worldwide spreading awareness to end violence against women. Women Lead dedicated the evening of 20th December where 16 women entrepreneurs were honored for their courage and …

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My Mark: My City – Youth in Peshawar come forward with Green ideas to tackle Climate Change

Cities being seen to be the cause for most of the climate change impacts, are also on the verge of climate disasters. United Nation Live Museum initiated a global campaign of My Mark My City to bring sustainable solutions for cities prone to climate change. Global Shapers Peshawar Hub pulled out My Mark My City …

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Plan of making the PCSW post unpaid: Non-seriousness of PTI government towards women issues

Women Commissions at the federal and provincial level are playing their roles as a watchdog on women-related issues in cross section. Since 2010 and onwards this very particular institution especially in Punjab has been witnessed as pro-women institution contributing from legislative measures to on-ground support to women. The chairperson-Fouzia Viqar has been removed without any …

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Da Khezo March: Women in Peshawar Marched for rights

‘Da Khezo March’, Pushto for Women March, the first of its kind in Peshawar to mark International women’s day with clear demand for the recognition of women’s rights and gender equality, and to put an end to gender based violence by implementing laws, among other aims.  Last year, International Women’s Day drew out crowds of …

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KP cabinet appoints Rukhshanda Naz as first female provincial ombudsperson

The Law on Protection of women against workplace harassment passed in 2010 bounds provinces to appoint Ombudsperson. The law remained ineffective in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in its spirit for eight years after its enactment because of absence of Ombudsperson, to provide any protection to women against harassment. Three names were proposed for the position of Ombudsperson …

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First-ever female tour guides startup of Peshawar is ready to take start.

Peshawar’s first female tour guides have launched their start-up with aim to reveal the historical and cultural richness of Peshawar walled-city to foreigner and local tourists. KasabGar, a social enterprise has initiated a program to create a soft image of Peshawar and establish smart city models in city. To start with this initiative KasabGar with …

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Samar Bilour victory in by-election gives us back the hope of standing up

The applaudable victory of Samar Bilour on seat of PK 78 in By-Election gives us back the hope of standing up! This year 2018 Election turned out again as black election for women for not winning a single seat, let alone many areas were reported of banning women from vote. In this downhearted situation the …

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Do we have ‘‘Safe Spaces’’ where youth can discuss Religion, Culture, Politics and Taboo topics?

‘‘Do we have safe spaces where people from all walks of life come together and have a very open discussion of all kind freely, Is it safe to discuss religion, culture, politics, business and taboo topics and is there a guarantee you won’t be judged and discriminated?’’ The questions were raised by Syed Farhan Agha …

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Maryam Nasim struggles to tackle cyber bullying

Pakistanis have predominantly been miser in appreciating and acknowledging the success of females. From nobel prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, activist Muniba Mazari and towards every one or the other such female, Pakistanis as a nation, have largely been malignant and vindictive. Probably the innocuous Zubaida Apa was the only lucky one to remain uncontroversial throughout. …

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