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

“Gender, Religion, and the Quest for Justice in Pakistan"

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). 

By Report by Saima Jasam

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.