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‘No nation can progress without women participation’

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st April 2014

‘No nation can progress without women participation’ FAISALABAD: The women in Pakistan are blessed with tremendous talent who can play an active role in the development as no nation can progress without the active participation of women, said Sadia Saifuddin, member of Regent University of California, USA. She said this while addressing a workshop titled ‘students leadership’ chaired by University of Agriculture...


Men healthier, happier than women: survey

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th March 2014

Men healthier, happier than women: survey ISLAMABAD: Men are healthier and happier about their appearance than women in general, according to a new survey. Health and Happiness, a study of 2,000 men and women in the UK found that men reported a higher rate of happiness when it came to their weight, shape, appearance, and the way they are perceived by...


All aboard! Pakistan’s first women-only bus

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th March 2014

All aboard! Pakistan’s first women-only bus RAWALPINDI, Pakistan- At 7:15 am on a dusty street corner in Rawalpindi, among the dozen rickety minibuses jostling for passengers, a brand-new, bright pink vehicle stands out. Emblazoned with the words “Ladies Transport”, this is Pakistan’s first commuter bus solely for women, aimed at those sick of wandering hands and unwanted attention on regular services....


US mom to give birth to daughter’s daughter

By: Sumaira Alwani, Uploaded: 11th January 2014

US mom to give birth to daughter’s daughter PROVO: A 58-year-old Utah woman is set to give birth in a few weeks — to her first grandchild. Julia Navarro is serving as a gestational surrogate for her daughter and son-in-law after the couple struggled with fertility problems. Navarro’s daughter Lorena McKinnon said she began trying to have a baby with her husband, Micah...


Growing use of substandard cosmetics causing skin, hair diseases in women: Dr. Rathi

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 14th December 2013

Growing use of substandard cosmetics causing skin, hair diseases in women: Dr. Rathi HYDERABAD: The skin and hair diseases among women are growing as a result of frequent use of substandard cosmetic products, which are available in local markets without any certification from authorities concerned. The owners of the cosmetic shops are earning high profit by selling substandard and non-recommended cosmetics particularly bleaching products and ointments to females...


Loan scheme for women being considered: Marvi

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 11th December 2013

Loan scheme for women being considered: Marvi DADU: Chief Coordinator of Prime Minister’s Youth Business Loan Programme (PMYBLP) Marvi Memon has said the government is considering a loan scheme for deserving women on the pattern of the youth loan scheme. Talking to media persons here on Tuesday during a visit to National Bank Dadu Branch, the PML-N leader said that a loan...


2-day International Women Conference commences

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 28th November 2013

2-day International Women Conference commences ISLAMABAD: A 2-day International Women Conference titled ‘Emerging Role of Women in Muslim Societies in Muslim Societies’ commenced on Thursday in International Islamic University, founding member International Muslim Women Union (IMWU) Dr Saud-ul-Fatih from Sudan was the chief guest. The two day conference has been organised jointly by Ripah International University, Iqbal International Institute of...


All women, girls must live free of fear and violence: UNESCO

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 25th November 2013

All women, girls must live free of fear and violence: UNESCO ISLAMABAD: UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova in her message on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, November 25, said all women and girls must live free of fear and violence. According to a press release issued by the UN Information Centre (UNIC), violence against women and girls is one...


Empowering women to manage natural resources vital for conflict recovery: UN report

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 7th November 2013

Empowering women to manage natural resources vital for conflict recovery: UN report UNITED NATIONS:  Giving women access to and control of natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals is essential to ensure war-torn countries can achieve long-term peace, according to a United Nations report released Thursday. “At a practical level, women form the majority of resource users and managers in peacebuilding settings, but this responsibility...


More can be done to dismantle gender discrimination: WB Report

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 25th September 2013

More can be done to dismantle gender discrimination: WB Report ISLAMABAD: The Legal and regulatory barriers to women’s economic inclusion have decreased over the past 50 years globally, but many laws still hinder women’s participation in the economy, according to a new World Bank IFC report. The study finds that laws restricting women’s economic activity are currently most prevalent in the Middle East and North...


DNA test not acceptable as primary evidence, Women Protection Bill rejected

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 23rd September 2013

DNA test not acceptable as primary evidence, Women Protection Bill rejected ISLAMABAD: The Council of Islamic Ideology(CII) on Monday decreed DNA test was not acceptable as primary evidence in rape cases but it could be considered as supporting evidence. Addressing a press conference the Council’s Chairman Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani said though the DNA testing was a useful and modern technique for supporting evidence, but it...


Pakistani nurse wins global award for excellence in neonatal nursing

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 9th September 2013

Pakistani nurse wins global award for excellence in neonatal nursing KARACHI: Anila Ali Bardai of the Aga Khan University Hospital received the award for excellence in neonatal nursing at the opening ceremony of the 8th International Conference of the Neonatal Nurses held at the Waterfront Hotel in Belfast, Ireland, said a communication received here on Monday. Baradi, the first Pakistani nurse to win this coveted...


Working night shifts hazardous to women’s health

By: Maliha, Uploaded: 3rd September 2013

Working night shifts hazardous to women’s health ISLAMABAD: Women who work for years in the night shift are  at a higher risk of contracting type-II diabetes, as well as being overweight and smoking, according to two US studies. The researches conducted by Prof. Ido Sholat of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology’s Rappaport Medical Faculty and Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, have found...


Public transport a painful experience for women

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 26th August 2013

Public transport a painful experience for women ISLAMABAD: Travelling through public transport has become a painful exercise especially for women commuters in the federal capital. The bizarre behaviors of drivers and conductors cause nuisance for working women commuters. There are some families who do not allow their daughters, sisters and wives to travel through public transport because due to a number of...


Study finds link between induced labor and autism

By: AP, Uploaded: 15th August 2013

Study finds link between induced labor and autism CHICAGO: The biggest study of its kind suggests autism might be linked with inducing and speeding up labor, preliminary findings that need investigating since labor is induced in increasing numbers of U.S. women, the authors and other autism experts say. It’s possible that labor-inducing drugs might increase the risk — or that the problems that...


Study says taller women face higher cancer risk

By: AFP, Uploaded: 26th July 2013

Study says taller women face higher cancer risk WASHINGTON: Taller women may face a higher risk of many cancers than their shorter counterparts, according to a US study. Researchers looked at a sample of nearly 145,000 postmenopausal women aged 50 to 79 for the analysis published in the US journal Cancer Epidemiology. They found that each additional 10 centimetres of height was linked...


Tall women face higher cancer risk: study

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 26th July 2013

Tall women face higher cancer risk: study WASHINGTON, District of Columbia: Taller women may face a higher risk of many cancers than their shorter counterparts, according to a US study released Thursday. Researchers looked at a sample of nearly 145,000 postmenopausal women aged 50 to 79 for the analysis published in the US journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of...


Self-conscious women visiting parlors ahead of Eid festival

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 23rd July 2013

Self-conscious women visiting parlors ahead of Eid festival ISLAMABAD: Self-conscious people, mostly women, are preparing themselves with new hairstyle, make-up to celebrate the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr zeal and passion. Women visit parlors for facials, haircuts and hair dyeing, and also to get their hands and feet decorated with beautiful henna designs which is providing opportunity for beauty parlors to do brisk business. Beauticians...


UN launches joint project to protect 100,000 women in South Asia from trafficking

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 16th July 2013

UN launches joint project to protect 100,000 women in South Asia from trafficking UNITED NATIONS: A new project launched Tuesday by the United Nations labour agency and the British Department for International Development (DFID) seeks to prevent 100,000 girls and women across South Asia from falling victims to labour trafficking. The project aims to provide South Asian women migrating to the Middle East in search for jobs with...


Pakistan’s first women paratroopers make history

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 15th July 2013

Pakistan’s first women paratroopers make history RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army, in another landmark achievement, successfully completed the first ever Lady Officers Para Trooping Course at Para Training School, Peshawar, said a statement issued here on Sunday. An army statement said a total of 24 lady officers of Pakistan Army successfully completed a three-week Basic Airborne course at Parachute Training School in the...


UN spotlights teen pregnancy and need to empower girls on World Population Day

By: Alize Ahmed, Uploaded: 12th July 2013

UN spotlights teen pregnancy and need to empower girls on World Population Day UNITED NATIONS: United Nations officials marked World Population Day Thursday by spotlighting the issue of adolescent pregnancy, and calling on Governments to take measures to enable girls to make responsible life choices and realize their potential. About 16 million girls under age 18 give birth each year, according to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), which...


Lack of health facilities make rural women’s health poorest: Dr. Hameeda

By: APP, Uploaded: 2nd July 2013

Lack of health facilities make rural women’s health poorest: Dr. Hameeda HYDERABAD: Gynecologist Dr. Hmeeda Jagirani said here on Tuesday that the rural women’s health is generally poorest due to lack of health facilities and skilled health providers. She said  talking to this scribe here that  thousands of women die each year due to complications of pregnancy and 10 times more women develop life-long pregnancy-related disability....


More than a third of all women affected by physical or sexual violence: UN report

By: Maliha, Uploaded: 21st June 2013

More than a third of all women affected by physical or sexual violence: UN report UNITED NATIONS: More than a third of women worldwide are affected by physical or sexual violence, many at the hands of an intimate partner, according to a new United Nations report that offers guidelines to help countries respond to this global epidemic. The report, Global and regional estimates of violence against women: Prevalence and health...


Australian woman gets French accent after accident

By: Hassaan Ali, Uploaded: 18th June 2013

Australian woman gets French accent after accident SYDNEY: An Australian woman who now speaks with a French-sounding accent after a head injury eight years ago has revealed the experience has left her feeling frustrated and reclusive. Leanne Rowe, born and raised on the southern Australian island of Tasmania, was in a serious car crash which left her with a broken back and...


PPP to celebrate birth anniversary of Shaheed BB on June 21

By: Maliha, Uploaded: 15th June 2013

PPP to celebrate birth anniversary of Shaheed BB on June 21 KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Sindh will celebrate 60th birth anniversary of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto on June 21 in respectable manner. A press release issued by Information Secretary of PPP Waqar Mehdi said here on Friday. The meeting of executive committee of PPP, Sindh, chaired by Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah reviewed the arrangements...


Malala Yousafzai receives OFID 2013 Annual Award for Development

By: Sheraz Nasir, Uploaded: 14th June 2013

Malala Yousafzai receives OFID 2013 Annual Award for Development The Chairman of the Ministerial Council of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), HE Mr Yousef Hussain Kamal, today awarded Ms Malala Yousafzai with the 2013 OFID Annual Award for Development in appreciation of her fearless struggle to uphold the right of girls and women in the Swat Valley of Pakistan to receive an...


 
 
 



 
 



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