Mind the gap

The World Economic Forum has been publishing the Global Gender Gap Report since 2006. Steps have been taken to bridge the gaps but there are still many tough challenges ahead. The last available report came out towards the end 2015. I read through it and put it away—but continued to think about Pakistan’s scorecard and its consistently appalling ranking (144 out of 145 countries). World Economic Forum 2015 I went back to the report again recently... Read More

Why I Need Feminism

Madeeha Maqbool makes an impassioned case for why women from Pakistan’s ‘elite’ need feminism just as much as their economically weaker counterparts I cannot count the number of women I’ve met who end or start a sentence with the caveat “Not that I’m a feminist”. And I always feel like saying, “Why the hell not?” It isn’t even an academic debate. I am not a feminist because I read feminist... Read More

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