The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Islamabad joined forces with the United States Embassy in Islamabad to host the Grand Finale of the 2022 Pakistan Startup Cup at a local hotel. The Pakistan Startup Cup is a local business model competition designed to increase the quality and quantity of entrepreneurs throughout the community. Uks was represented by Zafran Awan and Neha Jerry at the event on 21 July 2022.
On 28 June 2022, the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR), in collaboration with the Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) and the Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ), held a consultative meeting with women journalists from across Pakistan. The purpose of the meeting was to give female journalists space to air their concerns and to collectively address the challenges
they face on a day-to-day basis.
According to World Press Freedom Index 2021, Pakistan is one of the most dangerous places for a journalist. The conditions for women journalists are worse because of the patriarchal norms in society. Women journalists regularly bear the brunt of abuse in the form of widespread online harassment, hatred and physical violence.
Threats of rape, physical violence, and intimidation are commonplace and women have to work harder to reach positions of authority and earn equal wages.
Uks was represented by Tasneem Ahmar at the meeting.