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MODERATES ARE BEATEN IN PUBLIC, By Ali Dayan Hasan, June 15,
2005. 'Teach the bitch a lesson. Strip her in public." As
one of the police officers told me, these were the orders issued
by their bosses. The police beat the woman with batons in the
full glare of the news media, tore her shirt off and, though they
failed to take off her baggy trousers, certainly tried their best.
RIGHTS IN PAKISTAN: THE WOMAN WHO DARED TO CRY RAPE, BY Jan
McGirk, June 15, 2005. On a terrible June day three years ago,
14 men from the dominant Mastoi tribe in Meeranwalla volunteered
to rape Ms Mai as a way to settle a score after her 12-year-old
brother Abdul Shakoor was seen walking with a Mastoi girl.
OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN, By Benazir Bhutto, October 22,
Miriam’s is a typical family set-up in rural Pakistan. Every
morning, she sends her two eldest sons to the village school while
she, her only surviving daughter, and her youngest son, aged one,
remain at home. The daughter looks after the infant and assists
her mother in the household and the fields.
PROJECT ‘END VIOLENCE
AGAINST WOMEN’ LAUNCHED IN PAKISTAN, Pakistan Times
Staff Report, June 14, 2004
The ‘Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW)” project
co-funded by Oxfam GB and EU and launched at a local hotel here
Monday hoped that women will be more secure in their homes and
public places as a result of initiatives to be taken under the
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SEEKS SUPPORT IN AFGHANISTAN, January
Afghanistan's first female presidential candidate doctor Massouda
Jalal sits in her comfortable apartment in Kabul's Microrayon
district and tries to estimate the political support she will
receive in the country's upcoming elections.
ON HEADSCARVES, Economist, UK, February 5, 2004
France and Britain have radically different approaches to ethnic
and religious diversity. Each can learn from the other.
LEADERSHIP IN AFGHANISTAN, UNIFEM
WOMEN, By R. D. SHARMA, THE HINDU, May 15, 2001
The Dowry Prohibition Act 1961 has been amended twice to make
its provisions more stringent and punitive. The Indian Penal Code,
the Criminal Procedure Code and the Indian Evidence Act have also
been changed simultaneously to deal effectively with not only
dowry deaths but also the cases of cruelty to married women. Similarly,
suitable modifications in the law against rape have been incorporated
to remove some of its drawbacks. But all these changes have not
reduced the frequency of crime at all.
WOMEN: Gender, Religion, & Cultural Identity in the Nepal
Himalaya, Book Review, Journal of Buddhist Ethics, UK, Volume
This is an impressive book that examines common assumptions about
the universality of Western constructions of gender and power.
WOMEN IN BUDDHISM celebrates Aung San Suu Kyi, Ven. Ngawang
Sangdrol and others.