Nepal was struck by a heavy rainstorm during the night of the 31 March 2019. Reports estimate that there are at least 31 deaths and 400 injuries. These numbers are only expected to rise during the coming days. The storm has hit multiple villages to the south of Kathmandu, leaving a trail of destruction. Currently,… Continue reading Humanitarian Aid in Nepal
On 8th March 2019 we coordinated simultaneous events in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan to celebrate International Women's Day.
Amongst others, talaq is a form of divorce under Islamic law whereby only the husband is allowed to invoke it, either verbally or in writing. There are several types of talaq, within which there are revocable and irrevocable forms.1 In revocable talaq there is a period of four months and ten days (three menstrual periods)2… Continue reading Triple Talaq India
Last week (12 February 2019) dr. Mohammad Faisal, spokesman of the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Officers, tweeted about Pakistan’s successful implementation of the UN target for Member States to deploy at least 15 percent women as military observers and staff officers for UN peacekeeping missions. Besides the fact that this goal was set for the… Continue reading Women’s rights in Pakistan
The Pashtuns, an ethnic minority living for years in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Pakistan), have been the victims of violence and intimidation by militants and security forces.1 The geographical situation constitutes the core problem that exacerbated the persecution of the Pashtuns. In 2001, with the America’s war on terror and the fall of Talliban,… Continue reading Pashtun’s Persecution in Pakistan