Women's NGOs in Pakistan

Af Jafar & A.
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2016
  • Elektronisk medie
  • eng
  • Udgave er ikke defineret
  • 9780230339316

How do NGOs overcome the suspicion of them as &quote;Western&quote; agents? How do they convince people that contrary to common perceptions, they do not &quote;lead women astray from Islam&quote;? And how, in the context of poverty, religious fundamentalism, and ethnic conflict, do NGOs convince people that women s issues merit any attention at all? This book uncovers the skillful maneuvering that women s NGOs have to perform in order to survive in a hostile environment. Drawing on interviews, participant observation, and published materials by and about NGOs, this book analyzes the strategies used by Pakistani women s NGOs to advance women s rights in a conservative - and often antagonistic - environment.