Country

Pakistan

Vanishing Girls of Pakistan

A preference for boys over girls and the resulting gender imbalance has remained largely hidden in Pakistan due to the lack of accurate population data.

Pakistan: Poetry Fights Back

The Taliban’s opponents in Pakistan-Afghanistan border region are fighting back using the arts that religious fundamentalists seek to destroy—poems adapted to traditional Pashto music.

Pakistani Girl Defies Honor Killing

Kidnapped and raped by four men, a 17-year-old Pakistani girl fights an uphill battle against Pakistan’s trial procedures and the stigma of not submitting to an honor killing.

Dancing Girls of the Swat Valley

Female singers and dancers living in Pakistan's Swat Valley can no longer make a decent living as the Taliban considers performers to be sinners and often attack those who pursue careers in the arts.