Ayaz Khanzada

Ayaz Khanzada

The author is a freelance journalist and researcher interested in history. He is currently pursuing an MPhil in Journalism from the University of Karachi. He tweets @ayazkhanzada18 (twitter.com/ayazkhanzada18)

We praise working mothers like New Zealand’s Jacinda Arden but criticise our own

The past few years have been remarkable when it comes to the world accepting working mothers. Yuka Ogata, Larissa Waters, Jacinda Ardern and our very own Mahjabeen Sheran are all working mothers and politicians who made history by reminding the world of how women everywhere balance motherhood alongside a busy career in a way that fathers never have to. When 42-year-old Ogata brought her baby boy to the Kumamoto City Assembly in Japan in 2017 – her way of highlighting the difficulties faced by working mothers in the country – it led to her receiving a written warning from fellow members for ...

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