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With training, exposure and mentorship young people can act as key actors in peacebuilding to be agents of positive change. According to the UN World Population Prospects Statistics, around 1.3 billion of world’s population is 15-24 years old. Of these, nearly one bill...

They say that a mirror never tells a lie. That stands true for the mirror as well that shows us the realities of women’s empowerment, gender equality and violence against women in the South Asian region, particularly in Pakistan.

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Wrapped under cover for years, known by only a few, the Rohingya crisis is now very much a part of the public consciousness with varied layers of concerns raising a public debate. 40,000 Rohingyas in India (based across Hyderabad, Delhi and Jammu) are faced with the th...

September 14, 2017

A small circle of my friends and I have regular Iftar dinner parties (breaking of the Ramadan fast each night) that gives us a chance to have a break from the daily mourning, pain, suffering and blood shed that we all witness among us. In our neighborhood among our col...

May 17, 2017

Women’s issues are not contained by borders. Regardless of development indicators, we see similar patterns across South Asia – patriarchal systems and values, women treated as domestic property and attacked for revenge, unchecked urbanization with its myriad problems e...

May 3, 2017

War has devastating consequences on a country and the wounds it leaves behind take generations to heal. For more than four decades, the women of Afghanistan have borne witness to the horrendous aftermath of armed conflict and violence. A direct consequence of the protr...

WRN recently caught up with Rangina Hamidi, women’s rights activist and founder and president of Kandahar Treasure, the first female-run private enterprise in southern Afghanistan. Rangina has also served as the manager for the Women’s Income Generation Project with Af...

April 12, 2017

The Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies, the Australian Government, City School, and Women’s Regional Network jointly organized the ‘Emerging Young Leaders Congress 2017’ in Islamabad, Pakistan between 5-7 April. The conference bought together exceptional young w...