Pakistan

Making the Case for Legal Activism

An Interview with Pakistani Human Rights Lawyer Zia Awan

Resurrecting Pacifism

Non-violence in an Era of Nuclear Nationalism

Karachi Nights

An Interview with Hasan Zaidi, the Director of The Long Night, Pakistan's First Digital Feature Film

Who's Afraid of Uncle Sam?

Pakistan and the Question of Recognizing Israel

The Trouble with Secularism

A Review of Amitava Kumar's Husband of a Fanatic

The Case Against Unjust Laws and Social Customs in Pakistan

Mukhtar Mai was gang-raped on orders of a tribal court and then paraded naked in town. Rather than suffering in silence, she’s taking her rapists to court, challenging Pakistan’s laws, patriarchal norms, cultural practices and social taboos.

A Note on Earthquake Relief

Can we learn from the lessons of recent disasters?

The Oppressed Truth

"The case of Shumail and Shahzina illustrates creative and selective judicial enforcement in Pakistan. By jailing the couple for "lying," a court fails to acknowledge the truth of Shumail's gender identity."

Martial Law Ma-sha-allah

The current events in Pakistan are nothing more than a replay of an old story. We have a threat to the United States (communism now replaced with 'Islamofascism'), the ensuing billions of dollars in aid to fend off the threat, a suspended judiciary, and of course le generale du jour.

Call to Pakistan

A daughter calls her mother in Lahore; the phone rings and rings. She, along with seventy other peace activist from the best-known human rights organizations, have been arrested. But the troubling times are giving birth to a new resistance.

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