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Yvonne Ridley: finding feminism in Islam

March 17, 2012

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Posted on 16 March 2012.Lucy Miller WVoN co-editor Yvonne Ridley is a journalist, author, peace activist and film-maker. She was captured by the Taliban in September 2001 after crossing the Afghan border wearing a burqa. After her release she read the Qur’an and subsequently converted to Islam. WVoN spoke to her about feminism, faith and […]

PAKISTAN: Mutilated for venturing outdoors

January 13, 2012

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PESHAWAR, 11 January 2012 (IRIN) – In Bajaur Agency, one of seven tribal areas in northwestern Pakistan, very few girls go to school due to threats by the Taliban. Photo: Tariq Saeed/IRINTaliban threats are making life miserable for many girls and women in remote areas of Pakistan “When I hired a tutor so my two […]

After the Taliban: Swat women on changing life

August 30, 2011

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28 August 2011 Swat in north-west Pakistan is still recovering from a period of militancy several years ago. Men and women deemed un-Islamic were killed by the Taliban and their bodies dumped on the street. Hundreds of girls’ schools were destroyed before the army ousted the militants in 2009. A local school girl and Swat’s […]

After the Taliban: Swat women on changing life

August 30, 2011

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28 August 2011 Swat in north-west Pakistan is still recovering from a period of militancy several years ago. Men and women deemed un-Islamic were killed by the Taliban and their bodies dumped on the street. Hundreds of girls’ schools were destroyed before the army ousted the militants in 2009. A local school girl and Swat’s […]