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In Quetta, Pakistan, young Hazara women are exhibiting unprecedented strength and resilience in the face of violent extremism. Jalila Haider is one of the courageous women who has emerged as a leader within her tribal, patriarchal society. She has demonstrated that whe...

Founding meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal in 2011.  

In August 2011, Patricia Cooper sent me an email asking if she could chat with me about a women’s peace network. Having been part of early Track Two initiatives in the 1990s, I was immediately intrigued and Pat did no...

March 14, 2018

A group of young Mehsud men from FATA started a peaceful march towards the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad on 1st February 2018, which later transformed into Pashtun Long March. Afghan brethren across the border also showed solidarity with the peaceful protesting Pashtu...

For several years, we have been using “the most dangerous places for women” to describe India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, despite the fact that the 2011 Thomson Reuters Foundation poll  that coined the phrase was far from flawless. Our continued use of the poll mainly s...

February 22, 2018

Recently, WRN spoke with Akbar Khan, Chairperson of Dehi Ijtimai Tarqyati Social Workers Council (DITSWC) to learn more about his views on women and peace in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan. Akbar Khan has mor...

Mariam Khan is the Program Director of Community Appraisal and Motivation Programme (CAMP). She has over 15 years of experience in the development sector. She has previously worked with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) managing refugee and relief programs, the...

They say that a mirror never tells a lie. That stands true for the mirror as well that shows us the realities of women’s empowerment, gender equality and violence against women in the South Asian region, particularly in Pakistan.

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