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The Truth About Arranged Marriages

Razwana Wahid | Posted 02.15.2016 | Women
Razwana Wahid

In the Indian and Pakistani community, an arranged marriage doesn't involve one or both parties being forced to make the decision against their will. Nor does it mean the bride and groom don't set eyes on each other until the wedding day.

10 Worst Countries For Women

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess | Posted 11.30.2014 | Business

This story was originally published by 24/7 Wall St. Not one country in the world has successfully eliminated its gender gap, according to a recent...

Pakistan Goes to the Polls: The Promise and Potential

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

Can the country reinvent itself with a clear eye on the challenges and opportunities it faces in South Asia -- at the age of 65 in its new political incarnation -- even as it is flanked by Afghanistan and India?

12 Influential Pakistani Women Leaders You Should Know

Shereen Hall | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Shereen Hall

Twelve Pakistani women are in D.C. this week to meet with US policymakers to propose solutions for how the US can help end extremist violence in Pakistan, a country that has lost 35,000 civilians to terrorism since 2001.

Pakistani Women Unite to Battle Religious Extremism

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 04.30.2012 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

The alliance of the educated Pakistani women against religious extremism is an extraordinary and heartening development in a country where women face stringent restrictions and enjoy minimal freedom of choice.

A Dirge for the Dreams of Pakistanis

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Fahad Faruqui

On Pakistan's 64th year of independence, President Asif Ali Zardari said that five years is too little to resolve all the troubles the region has accrued in the past 45 to 60 years. Really?

Curtis M. Wong

Pakistani Women Moving Beyond Traditional Roles | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JALOZAI, PAKISTAN -- A visit to the Jalozai camp, originally established in 1980 for Afghans fleeing the Soviet invasion, gives an idea of how the fig...

Three Pakistanis: All Young, All Talented, All Women

Dilara Hafiz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dilara Hafiz

In a patriarchal society rife with tribalism, it's remarkable that the women are the engineers of social change. Keep an eye on these three visionaries in particular.

What Secretary Clinton Should Do During Her Visit to Pakistan

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

It's that time of the year when the bittersweet relations between the US and Pakistan reach a high thanks to the now-routine foreign secretaries' meetings, titled the US-Pakistan strategic dialogue.

Lahore's Prostitution District (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This video, produced by journalist Ayesha Nasir for VJ Movement, introduces us to Nargis, a Pakistani women forced to work as a prostitute due to pove...

Pakistani Women: The Islamic Militants' New Target

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

The urban lower- and middle-class of Pakistan is fast becoming a hostage to Islamists. In recent years, numerous Islamic organizations have been set up, many of which cater to average Pakistani urban women.

Urban Pak Youth Meet With Their Swat Counterparts To Work Towards Change

Nosheen Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nosheen Abbas

This retreat was organized by youths from Islamabad in order to share a message of progressive tolerance.

New Domestic Abuse Law Gives Pakistani Women Hope

Naveen Naqvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Naveen Naqvi

In third world countries such as Pakistan, domestic violence is a huge problem. At the moment, however, Pakistani humanitarian agencies and women's rights groups are cautiously celebrating.

Pakistan Finally Passes A Law Against Domestic Violence

Daily Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The National Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill on protection against domestic violence covering all types of repressive and abusive behavior against v...

Pakistani Women Protest Taliban But Support Islamic Law (VIDEO)

Link TV - Global Pulse | Evelyn Messinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Evelyn Messinger | Link TV - Global Pulse In February, the now-famous video of a young woman being flogged by Taliban brought women in cities across...

Pakistani Women Buried Alive 'For Choosing Husbands'

The Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Israr Ullah Zehri, who represents Baluchistan province, told a stunned parliament that northwestern tribesman had done nothing wrong in first shooting...