The Heinrich Böll Stiftung and the National Commission on the Status of Women jointly organized a one day round table meeting on 12th April, 2013 where more than 22 eminent women from civil society, women organizations, gender experts, media, EU and government bodies participated and actively took part in the discussion.
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”.
April 27, 2010, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Pakistan launched a research report on “Gender, Religion, and the Quest for Justice in Pakistan” by Farida Shaheed at Marriott Hotel. The study was carried out in collaboration with United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD).
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.