Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


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Beyond Malala: Progress for Pakistan's Women

Opinion Piece/Newspaper Article

Anja Manuel - Affiliate, CISAC
Justine Isola

Published by
The Daily Beast/Newsweek, May 8, 2013

CISAC Affiliate Anja Manuel, along with co-author Justine Isola, illustrates Pakistan's young but vibrant women's rights movement. Although women in Pakistan are more likely to be illiterate and be victims of domestic violence, women's rights is not a lost cause. Pakistani women are voting in increasing numbers and winning local assembly and national parliamentary seats. These trends deserve a place among the headlines about Pakistan, which are often eclipsed by coverage of suicide bombings and drone attacks.