#BeatMe… I AM UNBEATABLE
UN Women Pakistan’s new ‘#BeatMe’ campaign brings an unconventional twist to advocacy on women’s rights. In a compelling paradox, the campaign showcases a woman inviting a man to beat her - but at things she is good at. The campaign, aims to inspire women to reaffirm that they are stronger than they are made to believe, and aims to shatter the perception that a woman is weak, taking her from someone who is ‘beatable’ to being ‘unbeatable’.
Violence against women and girls is an infringement of human rights taking place with alarming frequency and severity not only in Pakistan but around the world sparking public outrage, though justice for victims tends to be more elusive.
The campaign mobilizes women and men to demand an end to violence against women, that affects at least 1 in 3 women and girls globally. It is a pandemic that must be stopped.
Pakistan’s (Street) Children
Yeh watan tumhara hai, tum ho paasbaan is ke
To you belongs this country, and you are its sentinels
So run the lines of a popular patriotic jingle which articulates a responsibility that few Pakistanis would shy away from. However, it is equally true that the future of Pakistani children, and the future of this country, is being jeopardised daily in its bazaars and shopping centres, at its street signals and railway stations, while we, the sentinels, look on.Read Details
United Nations in Pakistan organizes event on Transgender Rights
“Transgender activists, government representatives, community representatives, diplomats and UN experts gathered on Thursday at the UN Information Centre to discuss the educational, economic and health issues facing the transgender community in Pakistan.
The event was jointly organized by the High Commission of Canada and UN Information Centre and was followed by the screening of documentary “Kumu Hina” which features the real story of Hina Wong-Kalu, a native Hawaiian transgender.Read Details
Breaking the barriers – Women Journalists in Balochistan
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December to commemorate the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. On this day, when individuals across the globe come together to reaffirm their support for the rights of others, UNESCO interviewed two women who have chosen to stand tall for their own rights.
Seema Kamal and Sadia Jehangheer are both journalists from Balochistan, a province which ranks highest amongst its counterparts in terms of female illiteracy, unemployment, gender disparities and maternal mortality. Here the two women share their experience of fighting the odds to pursue their career of choice.Read Details
PAKISTAN’S CHALLENGES: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2015-2030
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets were formally adopted by the UN member states during the SDGs Summit at the UN on 25-27th September 2015. Pakistan is one of the first countries in the world to have adopted the SDGs through a unanimous resolution of the parliament. The 17 SDGs aim to leverage the linkages between economic development and human well-being to improve the situation of People (human development), Planet (environment), Prosperity (economic development and poverty alleviation), Peace (peaceful and tolerant societies) by 2030.
The Dawn newspaper is running a special series on the SDGs to explore the significance of achieving each one of them, and what it means for Pakistan.
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- International Day of the Girl Child
- Taking Stock: Disaster Preparedness as we remember the devastation of the 2005 Earthquake
- The United Nations in Pakistan lauds passage of bills on anti-honour killing and anti-rape
- UN Family in Pakistan expresses condolence on the sad demise of Mr Edhi
- United Nations in Pakistan strongly condemns the attack on Ahmadi mosque in Chakwal
- United Nations in Pakistan mourns the passengers of flight PK-661
- United Nations in Pakistan strongly condemns the attack on Shah Noorani Shrine, Khuzdar
- United Nations in Pakistan strongly condemns the attack on Police Academy Quetta
- Statement by the UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM in Pakistan
- UN lauds Pakistan stall as one of Best in World Humanitarian Summit Exhibition Fair
- UN RESIDENT COORDINATOR IN PAKISTAN, NEIL BUHNE’s pleasant visit to Kurram Agency
- Pakistani youth propel the number of global HeForShe champions to over 300,000
- UN experts urge Pakistan not to execute juveniles
- Pakistan’s Seed Industry Experts Discuss New Policy to Revive the Industry