Malala Fund invests in technology developed by Haroon Yasin to help out-of-school girls catch up on missed lessons at home so they can continue their education. A Malala Fund grant helps Zehra Arshad train and empower girls to fight cultural norms that hold them back. Local educators and activists understand the issues girls face in their communities — and they are best placed to develop solutions. Zehra advocates for a constitutional amendment that would increase the national requirement for education from 10 to 12 years. As part of its campaign, PCE collects statistical evidence on gender gaps, conducts media outreach and trains young women to speak out for their education. She campaigns to strengthen government oversight and accountability and increase education funding so more girls can go to school.
What is the first thing that pops into your head when you think of Pakistan? Hot weather? Oppressed Women? I thought all the same things. I see now how my view of Pakistan a country we never really hear about, but clump with Afghanistan and other countries in the Middle East even though Pakistan is located in South Asia has been skewed by the media. Not that I stood by what the media told me, but it has been so ingrained in my head since I was a child.
Visit our new interactive Atlas! The median age of marriage is lowest in rural areas and in Gilgit Baltistan. Child marriage is driven by gender inequality and the belief that girls are somehow inferior to boys.
The list gives the most concrete figure yet for the number of women caught up in the trafficking schemes since The biggest case against traffickers has fallen apart. In October, a court in Faisalabad acquitted 31 Chinese nationals charged in connection with trafficking.