EVAWG Alliance demands public apology from Tariq Jameel for his misogynistic remarks on television

EVAWG (Ending Violence Against Women and Girls) Alliance, a civil society network dedicated to promoting and protecting women and girls‘ rights in Pakistan, would like to express its shock and disgust, following the televised statement from Tariq Jameel who blatantly attacked, objectified and vilified 47% of the Pakistani population by claiming that women’s lack of modestly was the cause of the Pandemic Covid-19.Such ill-informed and misogynistic narratives directly violate women’s fundamental rights to equality and dignity that are enshrined in the Constitution of Pakistan. EVAWG alliance is therefore extremely disappointed at the fact that our government could endorse such anindividual […]

Nayyab Ali – first trans-woman, elected co-chairperson of EVAW/G Alliance

July 2019, Islamabad: Ms Nayyab Ali has been elected new co-chairperson of the National Chapter of the Ending Violence against Women/Girls Alliance for a two-year term. She is the first tans-woman to have been elected to co-chair such a forum. She was elected unopposed to replace the outgoing co-chairperson Anbreen Ajaib on completion of her two-year term. Ms Nayyab Ali, 26, is one of the leading Human rights defenders in Pakistan. She is the first trans-woman in the Muslim world to contest for national polls with political affiliation in Pakistan. She contested General Elections from NA 142 (district Okara in […]

White Ribbon plans to hold a ‘Million Men March’ on 24th November

White Ribbon Pakistan plans to hold a ‘Million Men March’ in 50 districts of Pakistan on 24th Noveber – just a day before the annual 16 days of activism campaign starts, which is run every year from 25th November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women), to 10 December (Human Rights Day). This Million Men March would be held in collaboration with National Commission on the Status of Women and Two provincial commissions on the status of women namely Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.  They intend to mobilize one million men simultaneously in more than 50 districts across […]