Pakistan

The Pakistan government has lifted a foreign travel ban on the victim of a high profile gang rape, Mukhtar Mai. But Ms Mai has told the BBC that her passport has been confiscated so the move is meaningless.
The woman who dared to cry rape.
The International Crisis Group strongly condemns the brutal police attack on Asma Jahangir and other rights activists participating in a peaceful gathering in Lahore, Pakistan, on 14 May 2005.
A 3 day international conference on population and development has been held in Pakistan, attended by 54 ulema from 29 countries.
Changing laws is the easy part, changing attitudes is something else.
Although village courts are illegal, they still hold a powerful sway in rural Pakistan, and verdicts that target the innocent - particularly women - are common.
A mob of angry villagers in Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province has killed a man accused of blasphemy, police say.
All this business about 'religious' extremists attacking a marathon because women were participating in it, and then presenting a bill to the National Assembly seeking to criminalise 'indecent' advertisements brings inevitable memories of the Zia years.
The victim of a high-profile gang rape in Pakistan will file an appeal with the Supreme Court against Thursday's acquittal of five men who had earlier been sentenced to death for the attack.
A strong NO to anti-marathon mania from the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW), Pakistan.
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