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Feminism in Pakistan


Feminists on
Other Sites:

Sara Suleri

Other Feminists:

Ishrat Aafreen

Benazir Bhutto

Nighat Said Khan

Fatima Mernissi

Kishwar Naheed

Zehra Nigaah

Fehmida Riaz

Internet Sites:

SAWNET: South Asian Women's Net can be accessed here.

You can reach the ASR Resource Centre, Pakistan, here.

You can access the Simorgh Women's Resource and Publication Centre here.

The Pakistan Girl Guides Association webpage is located here.


      This page contains General information, History, Literature, Politics, and Religion in Pakistan.


      General Information

      Human Rights Watch Staff. Pakistan: Double Jeopardy -- Police Abuse of Women in Pakistan. Human Rights Watch.

      In the Court of Women. Simorgh, 1995.

      Masroor, Mehr Niga. Shadows of Time. ASR, 1995.

      Mumtaz, Khawar and Farida Shaheed, ed. Women of Pakistan: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back? (out of print)

      Qureshi,Shujauddin. "Pakistan's new Army: Girls in School," WIN: Women's International Net Issue 5.

      Qureshi,Shujauddin. "When Honour Becomes Dishonourable," WIN: Women's International Net Issue 7A.

      Raza, Anjana. The Quilt Book. Simorgh, 1995.

      Reinventing Women. Simorgh, 1987.

      Zafar, Fareeha. Finding Our Way: Women in Pakistan. (out of print)


      Visram, Rozina. Women in India and Pakistan: The Struggle for Independence from British Rule. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1993.


      Ahmad, Rukhsana, ed. Beyond Belief: Contemporary Feminist Urdu Poetry. ASR, 1995.

      Bhutto, Fatima. Whispers from the Desert. Oxford, 1997.


      ASR Group. Unveiling the Issues. ASR, 1995.

      Chitkara, M.G. Benazir -- A Profile. South Asia Books, 1990.

      Mernissi, Fatima. Can We Women Head a Muslim State. Simorgh, 1991.

      Minault, Gail. The Extended Family: Women and Political Participation in India and Pakistan. South Asia Books, 1990.

      Qureshi,Shujauddin. "No Better than a Man? Benazir Bhutto Under Fire," WIN: Women's International Net Issue 12B (Aug. 1998).


      Bhasin, Kamla, Ritu Menon, and Nighat Said, ed. Against All Odds: Essays on Women, Religion, and Development from India and Pakistan. (out of print)

      Khan, Nighat Said. Islam and Feminism. ASR, 1995.

      Masroor, Mehr Niga. Up Against the State: Essays on Islamisation and Women in Pakistan. ASR, 1995.

      Mernissi, Fatima. Can We Women Head a Muslim State. Simorgh, 1991.

      Mernissi, Fatima. The Fundamentalist Obsession with Women. Simorgh, 1987.

      Mernissi, Fatima. Hidden from History: Forgotten Queens of Islam. ASR, 1995.

      Weiss, Anita M. Women in Pakistan: Implications of the Current Program of Islamization. Michigan State Univ. Press, 1985.


      "Untangling the Knot."

      "Mother I Have Many Dreams."

      "When This Day Is Named."

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