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About Ayesha Khan

Ayesha Khan is a researcher on gender and development issues with the Collective for Social Science Research in Karachi, Pakistan. She conducted a study on women employed by a government community health workers programme for the DFID-funded research consortium Pathways of Women’s Empowerment.

Articles by Ayesha Khan

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“Francesc”

Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Pakistan’s jirgas: buying peace at the expense of women’s rights?

Why are foreign donors so enthusiastic about alternative dispute mechanisms when they deliver second class justice for women?

Rape in Pakistan: the real verdict

The gang-rape of Mukhtaran Mai launched a nine-year court battle that concluded with a verdict by the Supreme Court of Pakistan acquitting all but one of the accused. Her case illustrates how both the formal and informal systems of justice share the same hostility to women who defy social norms and demand justice in cases of rape, says Ayesha khan
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