Asia

Violence against women destroys the present and the future

For more than 25 years, Mu Sochua has worked tirelessly for women's issues in Cambodia. In her time as Minister for Women's and Veterans Affairs, the first bill was on combating domestic violence. Aing Sokroeun Chim and Linna have talked to her about the meaning of Women's Day and the situation of women in Cambodia. By Aing Sokroeun

Women and Community Radio in Thailand

Community radio (CR) is the best concrete example of media reform in Thailand, because radio is a medium that is highly accessible in rural areas, and involves low production costs and levels of necessary expertise. Since 2007, the Multiculturalism and Educational Policy Research Centre (Multi-Ed), Faculty of Education, Chiang Mai University is interested in women’s programs and in the number of woman broadcasters. By Sarintip Mansap and Sarod Wellmanee

"Be lucky, know the right people"

While general surveys the Afghan National Police show a mixed but not overall negative image of the police, women often experience that police does not take them seriously or even harass them. HBS talked to one of them.

Women in local Governance

Women's political role in Cambodia is hampered by gender based discrimination, but woman have much to say about local political issues. See a series of interviews filmed at a workshop in Kratie province in December 2008. 

Radicalization of State and Society in Pakistan

Given the recent terrorist attacks in Pakistan in depth analysis on the phenomena referred to as ‘radicalization’ or ‘Talibanization’ is becoming increasingly urgent. This piece is an excerpt of the book of Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Head Office “Pakistan: Reality, denial and the complexity of its state”.  

By Rubina Saigol

Report - Gendered Perceptions and Impact of Terrorism / Talibanization in Pakistan

Dr Farzana Bari in collaboration with Heinrich-Boll-Stiftung carried out a research on  Gendered Perceptions and Impact of Terrorism/ Talibanization in Pakistan. She points out that although radicalization of society has been going on since 1980s but the proportion of the political violence and brutality which is currently evident in suicide bombings is a new phenomenon.

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