Pakistan: Women vs Taliban

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(May 8, 2009) Women across Pakistan are galvanized to act by the threat of harsh Taliban-style Islamic law, recently instituted in Pakistan‚Äôs Northwest Provinces. Yet even among women in the region, the Taliban have defenders: for some, it’s just political expediency; for others, it’s a path to justice in a corrupt court system. But the curtailment of rights is unacceptable to a young generation of Pakistanis, who are taking to the streets. This episode includes a special Global Pulse Skype link to Islamabad to let them speak for themselves.

SOURCES: Samma TV, Pakistan; GEO TV, Pakistan; France 24, France; ABC News, U.S.; CNN, U.S.; BBC, U.K.; Al Jazeera English, Qatar.

Global Pulse is a fast-moving and informative television and web series that helps you navigate the news of the world by comparing and contrasting TV news reports. See all the episodes of Global Pulse at http://linktv.org/globalpulse

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