Despite support for the #MeToo movement in Pakistan, a culture of silence still prevails

In Meesha Shafi’s case, what mattered to people was the fact that a beloved male pop-star was the accused.

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Pashtun Tahafuz Movement

Media censorship surrounds the Pashtun rights movement in Pakistan

In the past months, the Pashtun Tahafuz (Protection) Movement has been mobilizing in Pakistan's major cities to demand basic rights for the Pashtun minority community, including the "right to live without fear" of extrajudicial killings. The Pashtuns (or Pathans) are an ethnic minority group who mostly live in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Discrimination and violence are constant … Continue reading Media censorship surrounds the Pashtun rights movement in Pakistan

The Pashtun Long March Asks for Justice After Years of Ethnic Targeting

“Naqeeb Teray Khoon Se, Inqilab Aye Ga,” (Naqeeb from your blood we will bring about a revolution) chants a crowd outside the National Press Club in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. Thousands of ethnic Pashtuns from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and elsewhere in Pakistan have staged a sit-in in front of the National Press … Continue reading The Pashtun Long March Asks for Justice After Years of Ethnic Targeting