Women in Culture

No to Dowry

“The most blessed marriage (nikah) is the one with the least expenses.” Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) (al-Bayhaqi in his Shu’ab al-Iman & Mishkat al-Masabih) On average, 2000 women in Pakistan are killed every year in the name of dowry or jahez. It is a tragic reflection of gender-based violence practiced in South Asian communities. There have been many advocacy campaigns by individuals as well as NGOs in the past decade, demanding a...

Women in Culture

International Council of Museums (ICOM), is a unique network of more than 37,000 members and museum professionals who represent the global museum community. Having its headquarters in Paris, France, ICOM was inaugurated in 1946 by and for museum professionals. It has 115 National Committees and 30 International Committees dedicated to various museum specialties. To represent Pakistan, a National Committee of ICOM Pakistan was established in 1962,...