Malala Yousafzai's Mom Is Learning to Read and Write

Since being shot by the Taliban for her dogged insistence on attending school (and talking up its importance), Malala Yousafzai has become one of the world's best-known campaigners for women's literacy. Seems she's got influence at home, too: Her mom has recently learned to read, write and speak some English. » 8/20/14 5:00pm Wednesday 5:00pm

Pakistan’s Largest City Appoints First Female Police Station Head

With an estimated population of 23.5 million people, Karachi is Pakistan's most populated city and the third largest city in the world (by population within city limits), trailing Shanghai and Beijing. It boasts a very intimidating level of crime as the most dangerous mega-city with a murder rate of 12.3 per 100,00… » 6/15/14 1:05pm 6/15/14 1:05pm

Husband Of Pakistani Woman Stoned to Death Murdered His First Wife

Last week, the horrible story broke of Farzana Parveen, the 25-year-old Pakistani woman who was stoned to death by relatives outside of a courthouse in broad daylight for marrying for love rather than agreeing to an arranged marriage with her cousin. If you thought this story couldn't get any worse, you were wrong. » 6/02/14 11:00am 6/02/14 11:00am

Newsweek Cover About Female Suicide Bombers Features Tampon Dynamite

Newsweek Pakistan's latest cover story is on the rise in female suicide bombers. And, so, naturally, this week's cover features the words LADY PARTS emblazoned over the image of tampons with lit fuses where the removal string would normally be. That's some TIME-level trolling, Newsweek. Kudos, I guess. » 9/25/13 4:40pm 9/25/13 4:40pm

Burka-Clad Wonder Woman is Pakistan's Latest Superhero

Malala Yousafzai's story has brought the international spotlight to the state of girl's schools in Pakistan. But despite Malala's ultimate triumph over the Taliban thugs that attempted to murder her for supporting education for girls, the situation for girls seeking schooling in Pakistan is grimmer than ever.… » 7/25/13 2:20pm 7/25/13 2:20pm

Taliban Letter to Malala Reads Like It Was Written By Cartoon Bad Guys

Despite Malala Yousafzai's awe-inspiring speech at the United Nations on July 12, officially dubbed "Malala Day," the Taliban's retaliation to the overwhelming support Malala has received from around the world has been deadly. A month before Malala Day, militants attacked a bus carrying female students, 12 of whom… » 7/18/13 5:30pm 7/18/13 5:30pm

A Series of Brutal Attacks in Pakistan Targeted University Women

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned a series of deadly attacks on hospital patients as well as female teachers and students at Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University in Pakistan on Saturday, saying that such violence is meant to deter women “from attaining a basic right to education.” » 6/16/13 1:00pm 6/16/13 1:00pm

Pakistan's Female Voters Struggle To Make It To The Polls Today

Today is Pakistan's Parliament voting day, and many of the 37 million registered female voters are defying militant groups' death threats and social ostracism to get their say on paper. Recent research as the voting day neared found that 564 out of the 64,000 polling districts hadn't seen a single female vote in the… » 5/11/13 4:00pm 5/11/13 4:00pm

14-Year-Old Girl Shot by Taliban Is Speaking, Shows No Signs of Brain…

Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani activist who was shot in the head by the Taliban for being an outspoken proponent of equal education while walking home from school, continues on her remarkable path to recovery, having finally regained the ability to speak. Her parents have recently traveled to the UK… » 10/26/12 4:40pm 10/26/12 4:40pm

14-Year-Old Malala Yousafzai Is Recovering After Taliban Shooting

Great news: Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old schoolgirl and outspoken equal education rights advocate who was shot by the Taliban for being "pro-West" (among other points of contention), is recovering relatively quickly. According to medical officials at the British hospital she was transported to after her… » 10/19/12 10:50am 10/19/12 10:50am

Malala Yousufzai, the Taliban’s 14-Year-Old Shooting Victim, May Get…

Malala Yousufzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for having the audacity to promote women's education, will be getting some extra-special first-aide if her condition worsens. According to the AP, the United Arab Emirates plans to send a specially-outfitted aircraft to ferry Yousufzai abroad… » 10/14/12 1:30pm 10/14/12 1:30pm