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)
Hina Jilani is a human rights activist and an advocate in Pakistan's Supreme Court. She spoke to DW about the challenges facing Pakistan's new government and civil society as well as the robust women's rights movement in the country.
Nobel laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai returned to her native Pakistan, six years after she was shot by Taliban gunmen. Upon her arrival, Malala met Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
Pakistan has conferred the country's highest civilian award on Asma Jahangir, the human rights icon who died in February. DW talks to Pakistani women who are continuing Jahangir's legacy in a male-dominated society.
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