History[ edit ] Fatima Jinnah — was a Pakistani dental surgeon, biographer, stateswoman and one of the leading founders of Pakistan Historically, Muslim reformers such as Syed Ahmad Khan tried to bring education to women, limit polygamy , and empower women in other ways through education. Jinnah points out that Muslim women leaders from all classes actively supported the Pakistan movement in the mids. Their movement was led by wives and other relatives of leading politicians. Women were sometimes organised into large-scale public demonstrations. Before there was a tendency for the Muslim women in Punjab to vote for the Muslim League while their menfolk supported the Unionist Party. Pakistani women were granted the suffrage in ,  and they were reaffirmed the right to vote in national elections in under the interim Constitution.
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Interviews with a handful of the country's 88 million women and girls Brides-to-be wait during a mass wedding ceremony in Karachi. Reuters According to a poll of experts by the Thomson Reuters Foundation Poll, Pakistan is the third most dangerous country for women in the world. It cited the more than 1, women and girls murdered in "honor killings" every year and reported that 90 percent of Pakistani women suffer from domestic violence. Westerners usually associate the plight of Pakistani women with religious oppression, but the reality is far more complicated. A certain mentality is deeply ingrained in strictly patriarchal societies like Pakistan. Poor and uneducated women must struggle daily for basic rights, recognition, and respect.
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Pakistani women, in the traditional burqa, returning home from their morning visit to the local shops. Christians account for about 2 per cent of the total population and about the same number are Hindus. They belong to the Shiite branch of Islam and are treated with suspicion. In Pakistan, Hazaras have lost thousands of their people in the last two decades in sectarian killings.
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