Fair, Lovely and Politically Incorrect

By: Fozia Tahir Having lived in the UK for five years I had almost forgotten the importance of fair skin in Pakistan. I recently attended a musical event in my hometown in the north of Pakistan where majority of the population has lighter skin tone. The Host who of course happened to be from theContinue reading “Fair, Lovely and Politically Incorrect”

Violence against women and girls

  An eighteen-year-old woman chronically raped by her father, brother and uncles since she was eight. A nineteen-year-old girl having chronic pelvic and genital pain secondary to genital mutilation. A twelve-year-old female child being sold and married off to a forty two year old man in her village. A twenty-eight-year old woman physically beaten byContinue reading “Violence against women and girls”

Glacial ice- what is the future?

Part 1 Author and Narrator : Fozia Tahir   Background Information  Fresh water accounts for only 3% of global water resources. Remaining 97% is sea water that contains salt and is unfit for drinking and agriculture. Out of the 3% freshwater available 2.5% is in frozen form in glaciers and arctic ice. Most of this water is storedContinue reading “Glacial ice- what is the future?”

Sexuality and Physical Education at Home and School

Written and Narrated by: Fozia Tahir According to UNESCO (2009), the primary goal of sexuality education is to equip children and young people with the knowledge, skills and values to make responsible choices about their sexual and social relationships in a world affected by HIV. In addition to learning about the risks of pregnancy andContinue reading “Sexuality and Physical Education at Home and School”