In Pakistan, women's issues are a sensitive topic, even in the country's largest city, Karachi. Nonetheless girls learn to box here - and thus to fight for gender equality.
Lawmakers in the Punjab province have agreed on a historic bill to prevent violence against women. The bill, which aims to establish hotlines and shelters, will have to be signed by the governor before it becomes law. (25.02.2016)
Couples in Pakistan have been urged by some officials not to observe Valentine's Day. Authorities say the traditional celebration of romantic love could degrade Pakistani culture. (14.02.2016)
People across Pakistan have marked the first anniversary of the school massacre in Peshawar that left 151 people - mostly students - dead. The attack led to a severe crackdown on Islamic extremism. (16.12.2015)
In 2012 the Taliban attempted to assassinate Malala Yousafzai for her outspoken advocacy of women's education. "He Named me Malala," a documentary telling the Nobel Peace Prize winner's story, has opened in US cinemas. (02.10.2015)
More than two dozen men have been arrested in rural Pakistan for their involvement in an alleged, tit-for-tat rape. The men, part of a village council, ordered the rape of one teenage girl as revenge for the rape of another.
A council of elders in rural Pakistan ordered a man to rape his teenage cousin to avenge the rape of his sister. Police stepped in after the man actually did it.
Pakistani police have arrested a council elder for ordering a man to molest a girl to avenge his sister's rape. DW examines how masculine "honor" and religious norms combine to subjugate women in the Islamic country.
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