Pakistan

"Of course this isn't about freedom of speech." I've heard that line countless times in Karachi lately about the Danish cartoon controversy, including from journalists who fiercely guard their own right to work without censorship.
We are delighted to hear that Shirkat Gah, the WLUML Asia regional coordination office has launched their new website.
According to reports, Western relief agencies, including those run by the United Nations and the United States government, have complained of “perceptible harassment by ‘Jihadi elements’ working in the quake hit-areas in Azad Kashmir and the NWFP”.

This is the Urdu version of the full Pakistan Country Report of the regional research study: Women and Governance in South Asia: Re-Imagining the State. The study aimed to understand the nature of, and impediments to, women's participation in political life and governance; to elicit women's vision(s) of what the state structure and political culture should be; and to identify their recommendations for refining and altering those processes for political participation that are currently inadequate to meet women's needs.

This publication is the full Pakistan Country Report of the regional research study 'Women and Governance in South Asia: Re-Imagining the State.' The study aimed to understand the nature of, and impediments to, women's participation in political life and governance; to elicit women's vision(s) of what the state structure and political culture should be; and to identify their recommendations for refining and altering those processes for political participation that are currently inadequate to meet women's needs.

This story has grave implications, not merely as a case of atrocities on 'religious minorities' but where an ideology of religious genocide uses such a technique on young 'unmarried' women - whether through threat of rape or this kind of imprisonment.
Mob's rampage in Pakistan after rumours of Qur'an desecration worries communities that usually live in peace.
How the earthquake has aggravated the lack of healthcare for expecting mothers.
A progress report on weeks three and four (22 October - 4 November 2005) after the earthquake.
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