Daily Archives: September 11, 2017

Proposed Domestic Violence Bill in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will also address intimate partner violence among transgender

by Blue Veins While domestic violence affects people with any gender identity, the transgender women can find themselves at especially high risk. Certain unique factors may play into this high risk. For example, transgender women might have been rejected by their families or subjected to emotional abuse as children and teens. Early trauma may make them more likely to experience domestic violence later in life, and make them less likely to have family members they can turn to for support. Transgender women survivors of intimate partner violence face pervasive and unique barriers, but know there is hope as the Khyber […]

Australian Government Supports High Quality Research to improve Nutrition in Pakistan

The Australian Government is pleased to support training in improved research techniques to better inform responses to malnutrition in Pakistan, Acting Australian High Commissioner Jurek Juszczyk announced today. Australia has committed AUD 300,000 to build the capacity of the Scaling Up Nutrition Academia and Research (SUNAR) Pakistan Network through a series of workshops on research methods and techniques.  The workshops will aim to assist SUNAR members and young academics to conduct high quality research and to secure grants for innovative research projects in the field of nutrition. Dr. Naseer Muhammad Nizamani, Country Director Nutrition International appreciated Australian Government for supporting […]

HRCP vows to confront any bid to ambush freedom of expression

Lahore, September 11: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed strong reservations over a proposed draft that is apparently aimed at gagging the print media and said that civil society will vigorously resist any such attempt. In a statement issued on Monday, the Commission stated: “HRCP is greatly alarmed by the circulation of a draft of the proposed Pakistan Print Media Regulatory Authority (PPMRA) Ordinance 2017. The draft seeks to impose restrictions and penalties, which include the mandatory annual renewal of publishing licences, as well as empowering authorities to arbitrarily cancel a newspaper’s declaration. “The draft, which was […]