Rabia Mehmood

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Mukhtar Mai, Pakistan’s iconic survivor, sees bleak future for women there

Speaking after Pakistan’s Supreme Court acquitted five men of raping her, the activist had a bleak view of the prospects for women in her country.

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Documenting documentary film

“I hate it because I know my future is ruined.” These are the words of the 14-year-old Haitian earthquake survivor-turned-prostitute, Lauretta, in the documentary, “Little Girls Lost,” by Lisa Armstrong and Andre Lambertston. This gripping film about a young girl’s descent into prostitution and poverty was one of the highlights of the City University of [...]

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Freeing of CIA contractor ends standoff with Pakistan but fuels protests

American accused of killing two Pakistanis is pardoned by victims’ families under Islamic law after “blood money” exchange.

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Killing of anti-blasphemy minister heightens fear for Pakistan’s religious minorities

The sole Christian member of Pakistan’s cabinet had repeatedly asked for government protection. The killing has heightened fears for Pakistan’s religious minorities.

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Pakistan blasphemy laws retake center stage

In Pakistan, the deadly blasphemy laws have reared their ugly head yet again, in the wake of a new film and death threats against a liberal reformist.