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Asma Jahangir: The life and death of a revolutionary feminist

Asma Jahangir, Pakistan’s human rights champion and the winner of the Alternative Nobel Prize passed away in Lahore on February 11. A UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and icon of feminism in Pakistan, Jahangir was the woman the country’s male-dominated establishment most dreaded. From winning a petition against a military dictator in 1972, when she was still a teen, to defending the disqualifications case of a former PM until her death, she consistently urged the Pakistani state to remain on a democratic track.


07.03.2018 | 16:46



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