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Life on the Margins: A Study on the Minority Women in Pakistan

Publication Date: 
February, 2012

This study is an attempt to comprehensively understand the situation of minority women in Pakistan, examining their context, their experiences and perspectives.

Using both primary and secondary data as well as qualitative and quantitative input, it sketches the national context with regard to minorities and reviews issues of health; water, hygiene and sanitation; socio-economic conditions; education; autonomy; political participation; discriminations such as forced and mediated conversions; law related loopholes and law enforcement concerns and redress option.

Its objective is to draw attention towards minority women as a constantly neglected demographic, and to use its findings to raise awareness and bolster advocacy for addressing their concerns, both practical and strategic. The report is also meant to feed into the CEDAW Shadow Report prepared by NGOs.  

 

Direct link to full 86-page report: http://www.ncjppk.org/life.pdf

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