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)
Pakistan has a poor record when it comes to women's rights. The World Economic forum ranks the country second to last in terms of gender equality. Graphic designer Shehzil Malik is trying to bring about change with art.
#MeToo has sparked a heated debate that runs the gamut: from Oprah Winfrey's appeal for women's rights to Catherine Deneuve's admonition to moderation. Finally, a debate about sexism, says DW's Susanne Lenz-Gleissner.
A court in Pakistan has sentenced a man to several months in prison for marrying a second woman without his wife's consent. Activists say the landmark ruling is a huge win for women's rights in the Islamic country.
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