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Karāchi :: Pakistan | 5 months ago

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Four-year-old Asma was offered as compensation to settle a dispute involving murder by her uncle some years ago. The custom called Swara in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is rampant also by other names in all provinces of Pakistan. Only in this case her father

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Mingora :: Pakistan | 5 months ago

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One sunny afternoon as she skipped home from school, Saneeda was accosted by her estranged father, who wanted to marry her to a man she'd never met to settle a debt of honor...A few months earlier, Saneeda's father Ali Ahmed had eloped with a girl

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Mingora :: Pakistan | 5 months ago

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Agence France Presse (AFP) reported that young girls are often offered as brides as a form of compensation to settle disputes between families, tribes or whole villages. In Swat, where this custom is called "swara," an increasing number of young

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Mingora :: Pakistan | 6 months ago

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One sunny afternoon as she skipped home from school, Saneeda was accosted by her estranged father, who wanted to marry her to a man she'd never met to settle a debt of "honour"...A few months earlier, Saneeda's father Ali Ahmed had eloped with a girl

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Islamabad :: Pakistan | 1 year ago

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The men in her family argued, unsuccessfully, that she was too young to be married off. In a rare decision, however, the jirga did agree that the girl should not be handed over immediately...Even among the women in the house, she wears a full-length

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Karāchi :: Pakistan | 2 years ago

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Despite the placing on Pakistan's statute books of tougher laws against the practice of `swara' or the giving away of a woman to a rival party to settle a dispute, the tradition continues. The women's rights advocacy organization Rahnuma , which

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Islamabad :: Pakistan | 2 years ago

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Pakistan's ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman has said the country is witnessing a great deal of good things like political and societal efforts towards protection of women's rights. She made it clear it is not just a place about conflict

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Karāchi :: Pakistan | over 2 years ago

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Jan 26, 2012 (IPS) He was a happy child, my younger brother, Mohammad Ramzan, 18, reminisced, his voice steeped in sadness. Eldest among six siblings, Ramzan is still coming to terms with the murder of his 11-year-old brother, Shan Ali, who worked as

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