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Thank God Kareena Kapoor Khan does not Represent Bollywood Queens

I am one of those Bollywood fans who gets proud witnessing the success of our actresses. Not all are born with a Kapoor, a Bachchan or a Khan surname, yet some actresses have made it on their own. Deepika, Priyanka, Kangana- they all started somewhere, faced failures, yet managed to rule Bollywood due to their continuous hard work. Bollywood is also a Kingdom of three … Continue reading Thank God Kareena Kapoor Khan does not Represent Bollywood Queens

Nepal

A complete mockery of gender equality: Draft of the Constitution of Nepal

As I try to understand the Draft Constitution of Nepal (as tabled by the Constituent Assembly on July 7), I realize how vulnerable I am as a woman in my own country. Clearly, the Constitution is treating me as a ‘second class citizen’ just because I am born a girl. First- a mother- I have no power to provide citizenship to my own child if … Continue reading A complete mockery of gender equality: Draft of the Constitution of Nepal

In Sirohi, Rajasthan

Because I am a girl….!

We always wonder how we can make a difference to the lives of others?  What can we contribute for the better future of the next generation?  How can we be involved? With these questions in my mind, I have been trying to understand the complexity of poverty for the past few years.  I am now convinced that it is the gender discrimination in education amongst the poor … Continue reading Because I am a girl….!

Rural women during workshop

Sughar |The Power of a woman| Social Entrepreneur Khalida Brohi

Written by: Saadia Haq Coming from a remote, small village in Balochistan, the most under developed province of Pakistan, Khalida Brohi likes to refer herself as a village girl at large. She has been educated in metropolitan city, Karachi yet Khalida’s heart lies in her roots, her land. Pakistan, a country with widespread violence against women continues to affect lives on a daily basis; Khalida’s … Continue reading Sughar |The Power of a woman| Social Entrepreneur Khalida Brohi