Dawn News

Rafia Zakaria

Women after war

While the military’s presence ensures political peace in the public sphere, it seems to encourage violence in the Published Sep 02, 2015 01:53am

Indian, Muslim and female

The stress of state scrutiny further exacerbates instances of abuse within minority communities. Updated Aug 26, 2015 10:11am

Three days of mourning

It is easy to forget the private and the personal dimensions of a war that is everywhere and nowhere, all at the same Published Aug 19, 2015 06:07am

Shame, guilt and child abuse

Pakistani society lacks the moral vocabulary to talk about the issue of child sexual abuse. Published Aug 12, 2015 01:13am

Tailors and terrorists

The challenge of terrorism requires analysing the societies and moral narratives that have failed. Published Aug 05, 2015 01:02am

The terror of fighting terror

The curse of terror is not only the dead children, the dread of crowded places, or the lingering fear of the belted Published Jul 29, 2015 01:21am

Eid in Yemen

Delineating friend from enemy is very difficult in Yemen’s case. Published Jul 22, 2015 02:34am

Ramazan of 1947, and now

The end of that first Ramazan was joyous as Pakistan was created and Eid came close on the heels of the country’s birth. Published Jul 15, 2015 01:54am

A competition of cruelty

India-held Kashmir, like other contested areas of the subcontinent, seems today a place without hope. Published Jul 08, 2015 02:22am

Pakistan’s ‘gone girls’

Sex selective abortions happening at a higher rate in Pakistan than other countries. Updated Jul 01, 2015 08:36am

The world’s unwanted

Not only have European countries ignored the cruel conditions faced by refugees and migrants,... Published Jun 24, 2015 02:42am

Spare the children

The frivolity implied in decisions made and then overturned is unbecoming of a government that ... Published Jun 17, 2015 01:32am

War and schools

All the world is quick to sing the praises of education for all. Published Jun 10, 2015 01:11am

A parody of protection

Lawmakers who are proud to talk of the need for women’s welfare and the importance of their uplift have shown ... Published Jun 03, 2015 06:25am

Art, history and artefact

Whether it is the Taliban in Bamiyan or IS in Palmyra, the wilful destruction of history has become a self-destructive Published May 27, 2015 02:00am

Hersh and heroes

Within the American psyche, the killing of Osama bin Laden has represented a golden moment. Published May 20, 2015 02:12am

Education and terror

Is it easier to blow up a school when one has never been to school, when one believes knowledge to be inaccessible to Published May 13, 2015 02:18am