IPDC funds workshop for Pakistani women TV journalists in Karachi

A four-day workshop for Pakistani female television journalists, supported by UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), kicked off on 10 April in Karachi. A total of 17 journalists working for different TV channels took part in the workshop, with the main objective to strengthen their professional capacity in news gathering and production. The sessions covered a brief history of the media, the characteristic of state versus private television channels, the … [Read more...]

KARACHI, Pakistan — Women in Pakistan suffer 'obstetric fistula'

  Pakistan: Activists Call for Intensified Efforts to End Fistula      KARACHI, Pakistan — At least 150,000 women in Pakistan suffer from obstetric fistula — damage to the bladder or large intestine caused by obstructed labour. Because of fistula, they leak urine and/or feces uncontrollably. Every year, six thousand more Pakistani women develop this condition. Only 800 are treated with corrective surgery. The rest face a life of stigma and exclusion from their communities. They become social … [Read more...]

KARACHI, Pakistan — Women in Pakistan suffer ‘obstetric fistula’

  Pakistan: Activists Call for Intensified Efforts to End Fistula      KARACHI, Pakistan — At least 150,000 women in Pakistan suffer from obstetric fistula — damage to the bladder or large intestine caused by obstructed labour. Because of fistula, they leak urine and/or feces uncontrollably. Every year, six thousand more Pakistani women develop this condition. Only 800 are treated with corrective surgery. The rest face a life of stigma and exclusion from their communities. They become social … [Read more...]

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