Tag: Womens

PCB names women’s team for SL series

LAHORE - The Pakistan Cricket Board Women Wing has announced the women team for upcoming quadrangular series featuring Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Ireland and Holland.
The tournament will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from April 18 to May 1.
The PCB has called the camp training of the selected players from April 6-17 at National Cricket Academy, Lahore, for the preparation of the series.
The squad: Sana Mir (captain), Javeria Wadood (vice captain), Bismah Maroof, Nida

Bangladesh demo over women’s rights turns violent

DHAKA - Dozens of people were injured and more than 100 arrested Monday as Bangladeshi police clashed with protesters during a strike by Islamic parties against a proposed law to give women equal property rights. Violence broke out in at least four places, with police firing tear gas to control crowds of mainly students of Islamic schools, or madrassas, who brought much of the nation to a standstill by blocking roads. The parties, known as the Islamic Law Implementation Committee,

National Women’s Football from 15th

LAHORE - The fourth edition of National Women Football Club Championship will commence from April 15 at four zones, Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar. The top two teams of each zone will move to main event slated to run at Islamabad's Jinnah Stadium from September 17-30. The field for qualification is expanded to eight from four.
The four qualifiers last year were Frontier College of Peshawar, Karachi's Diya FC, Lahore's Sport Sciences and Rawalpindi's Young Rising Star.

1 dead in Bangladesh demo against women’s rights

DHAKA - One person was killed in southwest Bangladesh Sunday as police fired on hundreds of madrassa students protesting at government moves to ensure equal property rights for women, officials said. Police said the violence occurred in Jessore, 260 kilometres (160 miles) from the capital Dhaka, after some 500 protestors, mostly madrassa students, suddenly attacked officers with sticks and stones.
"We shot rubber bullets to disperse the unruly protesters. It appears that a

Women’s Referee Course from 10th

LAHORE - Zehra Abbas and Asifa Naheed Butt, the fourth officials during the last two editions of the National Women's Championship at Islamabad, are among the 16 participants of the PFF Women's Referee Consolidating Course. The six-day Course will be held at FIFA House, Lahore from April 10 to 15.
"Women's football is arguably the fastest growing sport in Asia and it is high time women practitioners of the game received recognition at par with men. The time is not far when female

Women’s Football from April 6

LAHORE - Pakistan Football Federation President Faisal Saleh Hayat has approved 24 teams for fourth National Women's Football Club Championship 2011, to be held from April 6 to 13 simultaneously at four zones Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar.
The top two teams from each zone will qualify for the 7th National Women's Championship, slated to run at Islamabad's Jinnah Stadium from September 17 to 30.
The 24 participants are:
Peshawar (7): Frontier College, United,

JI talks about women’s rights

LAHORE - Jamaat-i-Islami Women and Family Commission on Thursday held a seminar in Mansoora on Thursday, on the topic, "Pakistani women and current national scenario." The speakers on the occasion spoke against the desecration of the Quran by Pastor Terry Jones and demanded that the government should cut off its diplomatic relations with the US. "Desecration of the Quran is an act of terrorism. Pastor Jones should immediately be hanged. War against terror has piled up uncountable

Conference on Women, Religion and Politics – HBS and Shirkat Gah...

LAHORE - Heinrich Boll Stiftung (HBS) and Shirkat Gah Women's Resource Centre held an International conference titled "Women, Religion and Politics" at a local hotel to mark 100 years of International Women's Day on Thursday. The two day conference is the last of the series of events exploring engendered dimensions of various religious and political paradigms and their impact on women's lives at local as well as international level. Distinguished international scholars including Yesim

Rally held against women’s heart disease’

LAHORE - An awareness walk was organised in collaboration with Allama Iqbal Medical College (AIMC), the Women's Chamber of Commerce and the World Heart Federation on Friday to increase awareness about heart diseases among women. All participants wore red clothes and tied red ribbons as part of the "Go Red for Women" campaign. The three-day event started with a seminar at a local club while free consultation and tests were provided the next day.
AIMC Principal Dr Javed Akram said

NDMA marks Women’s Day

ISLAMABAD - The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Thursday organised a national conference, Women as Change Agents for Coping with Climate Change, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and National Commission for Status of Women (NCSW) to mark 100 years of International Women's Day. NDMA chairman Lt Gen (r) Nadeem Ahmed chaired the conference while Minister Councilor of Norwegian Embassy Terje Barstad, Ministry of Environment Additional Secretary Kamran Ali

SAP-PK commemorates Women’s Day

LAHORE - South Asia Partnership-Pakistan (SAP-PK) organised a seminar in commemoration of the 100th International Women's Day tilted "Farmer Women in the Post-Flood Situation" at the Punjabi Complex, in Qaddafi Stadium. Addressing the seminar, Shabnum Rashid from SAP-PK highlighted the importance of International Women's Day while voicing her concerns over the gaps in the ongoing relief and rehabilitation programmes.
She demanded land reforms to provide economic space to flood

Barclays celebrates International Women’s Day

KARACHI - Barclays Pakistan marked the centenary of international women's day by appreciating the contribution of inspiring women in the fields of education, business, medicine, literature, philanthropy, social work and arts. A series of events were hosted at Barclays flagship branches in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad - where senior management of Barclays presented appreciation awards to guests including Reema Khan, Shazia Marri, Ruby Shakeel, Annie, Vincenzo Prati, Nicci and Nina,

International Women’s Day marked

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan, like the rest of world, has been celebrating the International Women's Day for years to promote gender equality, but still it is far from achieving the goal as 8,000 incidents of violence against women were reported during the past one year across the country. This day was first observed 100 years ago, and the idea was to celebrate women and promote gender equality, especially access to education and work.
In Pakistan, women are still marginalised and

UMT commemorates International Women’s Day

LAHORE - The University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore commemorated International Women's Day on Tuesday to express solidarity with women's groups and organisations worldwide. Gals Zone, a women's club at UMT, organised events to promote women's empowerment and create awareness about women's rights and responsibilities among female students. A floral decoration contest was also held on the occasion in which six teams participated. Tehreen Rehman and Madiha Mushtaq won the

PU hosts Women’s gala

LAHORE - Punjab University (PU) Gender Studies department Chairperson Prof Dr Samar Fatima led a walk, in connection with International Women's Day, at New Campus on Tuesday. The walk started from the department and concluded in front of the Vice Chancellor (VC) office where faculty members including Raana Malik and a large number of students were present. VC Dr Mujahid Kamran said women were unaware of their rights as their education had been neglected in the past, but now girls are

Craig in for Women’s Day film

James Bond actor Daniel Craig has dressed in drag for a short film about sexual equality made to coincide with International Women's Day on Tuesday. The film, available on YouTube here is directed by "Nowhere Boy" film maker and artist Sam Taylor-Wood and features the voice of actress Judi Dench in the style of "M," her spymaster character in the Bond movie franchise.
The script asks a besuited Craig-as-Bond a series of questions about issues facing women including pay

Sindh lawmakers unanimously support Int’l Women’s Day

KARACHI - The Sindh Assembly passed a unanimous resolution on Monday to support the International Women's Day being celebrated worldwide on today (Tuesday). Sindh Minister for Electric Power Shazia Marri moved the resolution and lawmakers from different parties delivered speeches, acknowledging women's role in the development of the country.
The resolution stated, "This Assembly is proud to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the International Women's Day on March 8, 2011,