Columnist

Benazir Jatoi

Benazir Jatoi is a barrister, working in Islamabad, whose work focuses on women and minority rights. She is a regular contributor to the op-ed pages in various Pakistani newspapers.

Twitter: @BenazirJatoi

Latest published



Where does Pakistan stand on the rights of young people?

Pakistan has a population with an ever-growing youth surge. According to a UN 2017 report, 63% of the population are young persons between 15 to 33 years of age. Yet, there is no clarity as to where we stand on the rights of, and opportunities for, children and young people.  

August 25, 2022

Why doesn’t the lived experience of Pakistan’s women reflect its shifting laws?

There is no better way to assess the progress a nation makes than to understand the status of its women. So, where does Pakistan stand?  Let us look at what structures exist specifically for women and what is still lacking. 

January 31, 2021

Violence against girls in Pakistan impacts our collective future

The devastating consequences of extreme violence against girls has been very recently brought into sharp focus following the rape of a 4-year-old girl in Sindh’s Kashmore, and the not so long ago tragic sexual violence against, and murder of young girls in Kasur.

November 29, 2020