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Newlyweds Murdered In Latest Honor Killing

AP | Posted 06.29.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A 17-year-old girl and her husband were killed by her family for marrying without its consent, and another young woman was burned a...

Pakistani Woman Survives Being Shot, Thrown In A Canal For Love Marriage

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2014 | World

By Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Pakistan, June 5 (Reuters) - An 18-year-old Pakistani has survived being shot and thrown in a canal by her...

The Week to Week News Quiz for 5/30/14

John Zipperer | Posted 07.30.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Don't feel bad if your bid for the L.A. Clippers didn't win; you still have a chance to score with our latest Week to Week news quiz.

Acclaimed Pakistani Film Josh Now on DVD

Ethan Casey | Posted 07.15.2014 | Entertainment
Ethan Casey

If making Josh was a journey for Iram as a first-time filmmaker, all the grassroots promotion she's done has been another adventure in itself. Her enthusiasm and work ethic are impressive and make clear how strongly Iram believes -- as well she should -- in the value of her art.

WATCH: Outlawed In Pakistan

Posted 05.29.2013 | World

Kainat Soomro was 13 when she said men from her village kidnapped her on her way back from school. She says they drugged her, brutally gang-raped her ...

Women Rule In Pakistan's Medical Schools

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 04.19.2013 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan -- In a lecture hall of one of Pakistan's most prestigious medical schools, a handful of male students sits in the far top corner, c...

WATCH: Women, Children-Only Rehab Centers Help Heal Pakistan Flood Victims

Posted 10.08.2011 | Impact

Still reeling from the worst flooding disaster that’s ever hit Pakistan, the country’s women and children are looking to newly erected rehabilitat...

Monsters Rule in Pakistan; Rape is Public Policy

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 08.03.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

Mukhtar Mai is a simple woman from a small town and her resolve, given enough attention across the world, could inspire men and women who believe in dignity and human decency to dramatically expand Mukhtar's effort.

The War Against Pakistani Women

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

The majority of Pakistani women suffer in silence. This is another war, an indigenous battle, but unfortunately no one, except for a few brave women, are tackling this issue.

Married to a Pigeon: Changing Pakistan Today

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Violence against women is an issue that, in Pakistan's current climate of severe security concerns, often takes a backseat.

Sexual Harassment in Pakistan

Nosheen Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nosheen Abbas

Sexual harassment at the workplace is, to date, not recognized as a punishable offense in Pakistan. In fact, in many situations, a complaint can create more problems for the woman being harassed.

Christian Women Face Unknown World In Pakistan

Women News Network | Lys Anzia | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

During the recent days of battle in the northwest region of the Swat Valley, minority groups are leaving as quickly as possible. Although the majority...

Pakistan's Taliban Peace Deal A Set Back For Women

Inter Press Service | Zofeen Ebrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KARACHI, Feb 23 (IPS) - The ceasefire agreement reached by the provincial government in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and the Taliban on F...