January 12, 2017 / Untold Stories
Ikra Javed
The international LGBT movement is far from over, but rarely does change come without passion— and protests. Though maybe just the start, see what some Pakistanis did to combat transgender abuse.
Image by Mehdi Hassan Khan.
November 1, 2016 /
Shakeeb Asrar, Urooj Kamran Azmi
To counter terrorism, the Pakistani government has started executing all those convicted of terrorism. But they have overlooked whether those convicted received a fair trial or not.
Iqbal Bano holds a photo of her son who is currently on death row in Lahore Central Jail.
November 1, 2016 / Untold Stories
Shakeeb Asrar, Urooj Kamran Azmi
Pakistan has the highest number of death row inmates in the world, a population believed to embody terrorists and criminals. However, not all of them deserve to be where they are.
October 7, 2016
Evey Wilson
This film explores the risks sometimes associated with reporting and the conversations reporters wish they had started back home. David Rohde, Michael Scott Moore and Diane Foley are featured.
October 3, 2016 / Huffington Post
Ikra Javed
Pakistan’s khawaja siras challenge ideas of identity and the gender binary. Are they men or women, transgender or a third gender, if they are even really a gender identity at all?
Kathak dancer and social activist, Pakistan
September 21, 2016 / Untold Stories
Ikra Javed
Pakistan's trans women are back under the spotlight—only this time quite literally. Six khawaja siras take the stage, sharing their stories in comic, entertaining and musical ways.
Mani and his girlfriend on a trip in the mountains of Pakistan. Under the umbrella, Mani is on the left and his girlfriend on the right. Image provided by: Mani. Pakistan, 2016.
September 15, 2016 / Huffington Post
Ikra Javed
A transgender man, now happily living with his girlfriend, speaks on how he got to where he is now and how trans men fit into Pakistan's discussion of trans rights for khawaja siras.
September 15, 2016 / Untold Stories
Ikra Javed, Patrick Reilly
Get a reporter's-eye view of Pakistan with a new interactive map.
Finance officer at Khawaja Sira Society
September 14, 2016 / Untold Stories
Ikra Javed
The typical image that comes to mind when thinking about Pakistan's trans culture may be of a person on the street—dressed up, makeup done. But what about all the times when they are not begging?
Transgender rights protest held in Lahore after the brutal rape of two khawaja siras in the city of Peshawar in northern Pakistan
September 14, 2016
Ikra Javed
A third gender lives in Pakistan, earning livelihoods through begging, sex work and dancing. But a closer look uncovers the diverse identities and daily realities comprising this trans community.
immigrants sleeping on tracks
July 26, 2016 / Herald (Pakistan)
Jodi Hilton
Beginning in April this year, Greece began deporting asylum seekers. Many of the deportees are Pakistani, in contradiction to the 1951 Refugee Convention.
May 30, 2016
Lauren Shepherd
2016 fellows report on a range of complex issues from around the world—from global health and perceptions of identity to environmental degradation and innovation.
April 11, 2016
Kit R. Roane
Producer Kit R. Roane discusses the curious history and continuing legacy of the "Nuclear Winter," a Cold War theory that still resonates today.