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Mahwish Gul

Mahwish Gul

last contributed to D+C/E+Z in spring of 2022 as a consultant from Pakistan who specialises in development management. She has recently moved to Nairobi.   

All articles of Mahwish Gul


School closures in pandemic showed multidimensional poverty

UNICEF reckons that one third of the world’s schoolchildren did not get formal lessons because of Covid-19

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Climate hazards are increasing fast

UNEP demands fast climate action to prevent even more extreme weather


Biological facts every girl must know

A new digital app helps to break the taboo surrounding girls’ menstruation in Pakistan


Pakistan is among the worst countries for girls

Where traditional norms prevail, girls’ rights tend to be neglected

Skin-whitening products

Why lighter complexions are associated with higher status

The trade in skin-whitening creams is a sign of internalised racist ideas of beauty

Planetary boundaries

Consumerism is unsustainable

Why other world regions must not copy western consumption patterns


Medical mystery

Thefts of Covid-19 medical supplies highlight Kenya’s corruption problem

Food insecurity

As in biblical times

East Africa is living with the looming threat of a second invasion of desert locusts


Changing stereotypes

In spite of various global assessments, many Pakistani women do not think anything is wrong with gender relations in their countries

International relations

From “underdevelopment” to the SDGs

Why stereotyped ideas of developed and developing nations are not helpful

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