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6 Dec

Why Pakistan needs the WoW Festival

WoW Festival
The aptly named Women of the World (WoW) Festival returned to Pakistan for a second time. Held at one of the most happening cultural hubs of Karachi, Alliance Française, the WoW Festival 2017 brought many determined men and women together who are trying to combat the problems that affect women in our country. The entire venue was utilized for the festival, with each area dedicated to a separate cause. For instance, the main stage would be holding a speaker's session while the courtyard would be facilitating a different workshop. Female professionals from various walks of life attended the festival , both as guests and participants and the different segments catered to the various needs of the modern Pakistani woman. There were...
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6 Nov

You too can help Mukhtaran Mai in her mission…

“I can never forget; it still haunts me,” Mukhtaran said quietly, as we met at a lunch organized in her honour a day after her fashion week appearance. I wouldn’t call it a ‘runway debut’ as various stories have been terming it; she was hardly there to draw attention to herself or the clothes she wore. Fourteen years after being raped and publically humiliated in some perverse sense of justice her village’s tribal elders had handed out to her, Mukhtaran had traveled from her home in Miranwala to Karachi, to draw attention to the cause she has taken up for life. It was a cause that Rozina Munib, designer and fashion week debutant, wanted to bring attention to via her showcase....
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