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Half Widow, Half Wife? Responding to Gendered Violence in Kashmir

Publication Date: 
July, 2011

This report is the result of discussions with ‘half widows,’ widows, and married and unmarried women in Kashmir. It also draws upon conversations with Kashmiri men and women, including academics, students, homemakers, tailors, farmers, doctors, lawyers, and teachers. No consultations were made with any politicians in or outside Kashmir.

It is authored by the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP), a member organization of the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS).

Link to full report: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/cchrp/sbhrap/projects/kashmir/Half_Widow_Half_Wife.pdf

Srinagar-based APDP advocates for justice for victims of enforced disappearances and is an active member of JKCCS, which works to strengthen an independent civil society movement in Kashmir.

This report has the special assistance of a Harvard University Fellow, Mallika Kaur (JD/MPP, Berkeley/Harvard). Kaur works on gender and minority issues in South Asia and the United States. She was the 2010-11 Harvard University Sheldon Fellow.

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