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.
October 30, 2015
Matthieu Aikins
Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, is home to a virulent breed of gangster politics.
October 7, 2015 / Untold Stories
Matthieu Aikins
Karachi's streets contain a complex weave of symbols and imagery, for those who know how to read them.
August 17, 2015 / Harper's
Matthieu Aikins
Meet the mobsters who run the show in one of the world's deadliest cities.
July 28, 2015
Tim McGirk
Veteran journalist Tim McGirk explains how an ill-considered CIA plan to catch Osama bin Laden in Pakistan led to a polio outbreak that spread beyond borders.
June 5, 2015 / The Guardian
Ivan Sigal
After suffering 13,500 killings in five years, a group of local residents in Karachi uses art and culture to reclaim restricted public spaces for the community.

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