World News Digest

CS Amina nominated to co-chair Platform for Girls' education

21 April 2018

ÔÇťAmong these key impediments is poverty, female genital mutilation (FGM) which is estimated to affect 21 percent of girls in the 15-49 age group, early marriages with an estimated 23 percent of girls marrying before their 18th birthday, abuse and gender-based violence, long distances to school and lack ...

Media coverage of rape cases: Here are the laws that news outlets are expected to comply with

21 April 2018

In the course of debates on gender-based violence, one aspect that is often hotly discussed is the role of the media in reporting such crimes. While media reporting can play a part in ensuring justice in some cases, it can also at times put the victim or her family at risk, or end up further stigmatising her.

Commonwealth backs Charles as next head

21 April 2018

In a joint communique, the heads made a statement of political commitments including ratifying and implementing the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against women and to take steps to prevent and eliminate sexual and gender based, violence, as well as their joint ...

Gender-based violence on the rise!

21 April 2018

ISLAMABAD: Participants at an interactive dialogue session on Friday expressed disappointment over the spread of gender based violence, which has serious consequences. The magnitude of this problem was difficult to assess as it was still considered a private matter, is intentionally covered up and ...

The Lincoln Corner US Embassy and UAJK sign MoU to renew their partnership

21 April 2018

First established in 2007, the Lincoln Corner is a partnership project between the US Embassy Islamabad and UAJK. ... The Corner has also hosted programmes to raise awareness about gender-based violence and discrimination, to build networks and promote knowledge-sharing among budding ...