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By A. Jafar

How do NGOs conquer the suspicion of them as “Western” brokers? How do they persuade people who opposite to universal perceptions, they don't “lead girls off beam from Islam”? and the way, within the context of poverty, spiritual fundamentalism, and ethnic clash, do NGOs persuade people who women’s concerns advantage any awareness in any respect? This ebook uncovers the skillful maneuvering that women’s NGOs need to practice so one can live to tell the tale in a adversarial setting. Drawing on interviews, player commentary, and released fabrics via and approximately NGOs, this publication analyzes the recommendations utilized by Pakistani women’s NGOs to enhance women’s rights in a conservative—and usually antagonistic—environment. 

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Women's NGOs In Pakistan

How do NGOs conquer the suspicion of them as “Western” brokers? How do they persuade people who opposite to universal perceptions, they don't “lead girls off course from Islam”? and the way, within the context of poverty, spiritual fundamentalism, and ethnic clash, do NGOs persuade people who women’s concerns benefit any realization in any respect?

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Even though these explanations for honor killings were eventually not incorporated into the actual ordinance, they continue to be used in courts where judges have a wide measure of discretion when dealing with these cases. indd 42 6/17/2011 3:02:21 PM T H E R E B I RT H O F A N AT I O N 43 man who murdered another man upon finding him in bed with his wife, the judge ruled, “I am of the view that the appellant as the custodian of the honor of this wife had the right to kill the deceased” (Human Rights Watch 1999, 45).

Here again we see the beliefs in women as repositories of family honor and as men’s property culminating in a devastating practice—not only in the custom of honor killings but also in the way that the criminal justice system deals with such incidents. For instance, the logic of “grave and sudden provocation” and “self-defense” are often employed by the court for excusing such behavior (Chadbourne 1999; Human Rights Watch 1999). Even though these explanations for honor killings were eventually not incorporated into the actual ordinance, they continue to be used in courts where judges have a wide measure of discretion when dealing with these cases.

Women of the subcontinent had been the symbol of tradition and morality for such a long time, that to challenge such beliefs would have been to alienate the masses. Although there were no radical shifts in the public discourse regarding gender in the pre-Zia period, the state had taken some practical measures in the areas of legislature and public education that were promising. Zia’s Rule: 1977–1988 The promising future of women’s empowerment in Pakistan suddenly became bleak when Zia came to power in 1977.

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