Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Women's Rights in Pakistan

Eteraz has another piece about women's rights in Pakistan, and a bill before President Musharraf, "The Women’s Protection Act" I had linked to him previously. This is a subject that's not getting a lot of traction in the West, and Eteraz is quite reasonably put-out about that. Promoting women's rights in the Islamic world is not imperialism of western ideas, it's promoting human rights period. Eteraz says it's not too late to put in your two cents worth. He provides a template text, and a link to President Mushasraff's website where you can email him. (For quicker access, scroll to the bottom of this post)

Eteraz points out that action because of, not just knowledge of an issue used to define activism. So far, all of the activism in the Middle East is by the military. Here is a chance to do something different that will have a bracing effect on the whole region.

What are you waiting for?

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