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Zofeen Ebrahim

Exclusive: Youth, women drive spur social business growth in Pakistan - global poll

Oct 22 2019

KARACHI/LONDON, Oct 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From turning organic waste into fertilizer to sharing farm equipment, new businesses seeking to address social problems in Pakistan have made the South Asian nation one of the best performers in the second global poll on social entrepreneurs.

Pakistan garment industry reforms fail to stop abuses: activists

Jan 23 2019

KARACHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of workers in Pakistan's garment industry face routine abuse from sexual harassment to beatings to being refused toilet breaks, human rights activists said on Wednesday.

Pakistan garment industry reforms fail to stop abuses - activists

Jan 22 2019

ISLAMABAD, Jan 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of workers in Pakistan's garment industry face routine abuse from sexual harassment to beatings to being refused toilet breaks, human rights activists said on Wednesday.

Pakistan must live up to promise to build more girls' schools, activists say

Nov 13 2018

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One in three girls and one in five boys miss out on primary school in Pakistan, campaigners said on Tuesday, urging the new government to live up to promises to build more girls' schools despite attacks by militants opposed to female education.

Chess victories win Pakistan's 'Queens of Karachi' confidence and freedom

Mar 07 2018

KARACHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Peering at the chess board from behind her spectacles, 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl Maleeha Ali deftly put her opponent's king in checkmate, winning her third victory in a row.

Pakistan's first Dalit woman senator to champion girls' education

Mar 07 2018

KARACHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the first woman senator from Pakistan's lowest Dalit caste, Krishna Kumari Kohli has an ambitious to-do list, from tackling honor killings to kidnappings and child marriage.

Tea, haircuts and fish bones: Letting the light into Pakistan

Feb 12 2018

MURID KHOSO, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reclining comfortably on a bed outside his mud home, 75-year-old farmer Mohammad Khoso watches life go by. His family is now the center of everyone's envy in the southern Pakistani village of Murid Khoso - they have electricity.

Celebrities call for #JusticeforZainab to end girls' rape and murder in Pakistan

Jan 11 2018

KARACHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The rape and murder of a young girl in Pakistan has sparked calls for #JusticeforZainab around the world, amid anger over a spate of unresolved child sex crimes in the conservative nation.

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