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PAKISTAN: Enslaved by tradition

Despite new laws, girls remain potential victims of traditionISLAMABAD, 5 July 2012 (IRIN) – Despite the placing on Pakistan’s statute books of tougher laws against the practice of `swara’ or the “giving away” of a woman to a rival party to settle a dispute, the tradition continues. The women’s rights advocacy organization Rahnuma, which guides[.....]

Devolving Women Rights to the Provinces

Devolving women’s rights to the provinces By Fouzia Saeed Published: June 9, 2012 The writer recently completed her three-year term as a member of the National Commission on the Status of Women and as the chairperson of the National Anti-Sexual Harassment Watch Committee Ever since the devolution of responsibility to the provinces, the women of[.....]

No ordinary Women

From International, The News: More details. Opinion No ordinary women Mubashir Akram Sunday, July 01, 2012 From Print Edition Like any other human being, I am prone to many weaknesses. On the canvas of public discourse in Pakistan, there are big names. They are big because they regularly write on big issues like politics, security,[.....]