Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

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  • Pakistan: All Hail to Power of Women!

    Pakistan is a country of many contrasting clichés. Just imagine that an event to celebrate the empowerment of women would be staged all around the country on the 8th of March – a country where the birth of a daughter is not considered a great fortune. Just imagine that at […]

  • An Afghan girl in New Delhi, India

    Yearning for the homeland

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      An Afghan girl, living in Indian capital Delhi, waits for her traditional dance performance in commemoration of the World Refugee Day in 2011. Every year, June 20 is celebrated as the World Refugee Day by the UN to spotlight world attention on the plight of refugees across the world. The slogan […]

  • CC DFID 2012

    There is not much left to say, but a lot left to do.

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    Reflections from the 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women Mark Twain once mused, ‘What would men be without women? Scarce sir, mighty scarce.’ Women are a crucial element of the human equation, and yet many of the world’s women, particularly rural women, have been relegated to […]