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Women’s Day

Ugandan MP apologises for ‘beat your wife’ remark on women’s day

KAMPALA: A Ugandan lawmaker tendered an apology after encouraging men to beat their wives to "discipline" them, in comments that sparked an outcry in the east African nation. The MP, Onesmus Twinamasiko, wrote in a letter to parliament that he actually "detests all form of violence against women". "Kindly accept my most sincere and unreserved apologies honourable members and the general public and more particularly the women." The apology comes after Twinamasiko gave an interview the day after women's day, March 8,…

Sasha Nawaz Magsi: Balochistan girl beats patriarchy and disability to fulfill her dreams

Quetta: Sasha Nawaz Magsi, a woman residing in a heavily male dominated area is one of the many women in our society fighting to make a place for themselves and refusing to let a natural obstacle govern their lives. Sasha is a BSC graduate and working in a bank as a Customer Services Officer for the past 10 years. Speaking to ARY News, Sasha recalls how it all began, “I have this by birth but I have had people around me always support me very much." Having studied in a regular school, Sasha says, "I did have a few…

Men asked to pay 25% more for French newspaper on Women’s Day

PARIS: Male readers of leftwing French daily Liberation were asked to pay 25 percent more for their paper on Thursday, to underscore the gender pay gap on International Women's Day. The paper published two versions with different cover pages, one marked "for women, 2 euros, normal price" with a pictogram of a woman, the other marked "for men, 2.50 euros" with a pictogram of a man. In a front-page message the paper noted that despite equal pay for equal work being enshrined by law since 1972, French women earn on…

‘I am not having International Women’s Day’ says Kevin Pietersen

Cricketer Kevin Pietersen's message on International Women's Day has shocked everyone! The former England batsman who also plays for PSL franchise Quetta Gladiators said that he is not having International Women's Day or Valentine's Day or any other day for that matter. HERE IS THE VIDEO "Its plain and simple, teach everyone with respect all day, every day," explained Kevin Pietersen. The legendary English batsman compared these days with New Year’s eve and told, “What we celebrate in the next day for? It is all…

Kriti Sanon’s message on women’s day is the most honest by any celebrity

A number of local and foreign celebrities are sharing their messages through social media posts and videos to mark the International Women's Day which but this message by Bollywood star Kriti Sanon is being dubbed as the 'most honest' HERE IS THE VIDEO In a subtle way, Kriti criticised the way cliches are repeated every women's day and are forgotten the very next day.  Why this day is all about talk and little about action or self realisation that women need respect, roads be made safe for them and they should be…

Govt to present bill on security and welfare of journalists: state minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Wednesday said the ministry has circulated a draft of the bill on security and welfare of journalists. Speaking at a function at the National Press Club, the state minister said necessary legislation would be done after input from all stakeholders. She urged the journalists’ community to expedite their response on the recommendations to the bill. She said that a proposal is under consideration for sustained annual funding of press…