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Women’s progression in Pakistan

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Apr 30, 2010
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We often hear about challenges and obstacles faced by women in Pakistan. The questions about their rights and freedom are often raised, and sometimes many outside of Pakistan do not get to see the true picture. There is no doubt that women throughout Pakistan do face many challenges, but it is also important to acknowledge those who are making significant strides and contributions in various fields while breaking the stereotypes.

The article below covers the details about a group of girls who are breaking the stereotype by competing in the sport of boxing. A boxing club in Lyari is now offering girls-only classes while allowing them to compete in local tournaments. Women like Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (academy award winner) and Malala Yousafzai (co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize) have received worldwide recognition for their efforts. This article acknowledges those who are bringing a change and making progression in other fields.

http://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/32795/punching-like-a-girl-boxing-no-longer-a-sport-just-for-men/

Ali Khan
Digital Engagement Team, USCENTCOM
 

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