As the current United Nation’s Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights, Pakistani feminist and human rights defender Farida Shaheed is known internationally for her activism, and expertise in the area of culture and identity in relation to development and human rights.By profession, she is a sociologist and is known for her extensive work on gender and class analysis, both in Pakistan and more globally. 630 more words
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Islam, is here folks in all of it’s glory. Obama is trying to make sure Islam gains even more of a foothold in the United States. 86 more words
The Written vs.NOT Written Stuff: From Domestic Violence Rampant in Muslim Marriages to Public Violence Against Women Part II
Honor: Another epidemic in our Indian society.
This epidemic can destroy our very sense of self-worth and self-preservation.
Honor, shame and social approval runs in every aspect of Indian society; whether it is the clothes you wear, the school you study, the person you marry, the food you eat, the job you do, absolutely every aspect of life. 1,031 more words
The Written vs.NOT Written Stuff: From Domestic Violence Rampant in Muslim Marriages to Public Violence Against Women
The collaborative series, part I authored by: Saadia Haq
A country like Pakistan is no stranger to violence against women, here conservative ideals and deeply rooted patriarchal structures are responsible for shaping its psyche and social fabric. 1,111 more words