Pakistani Women: Is it premature to celebrate International Women’s Day?

Definitely not! Today is International Women’s day, I am in Pakistan, and women are cheering – at least those I have spoken to. ‘What is there to celebrate?’ I ask. Only a week ago Pakistan’s Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy won her second Oscar for her documentary on honor killing. ‘Precisely for that reason,’ they tell me, ‘and more’.

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