Published on Dec 6, 2012 by VOAvideo
In recent years Pakistan has passed laws protecting women against having acid thrown on their faces or being killed to satisfy the honor of a family. Despite being legally banned, abuses against women continue. However, there are stories of individuals who stand up when the law fails them. Sharon Behn reports from Peshawar on one family whose father died trying to prevent their daughter from being given away to settle a dispute.
Published on Sep 13, 2012 by VOAvideo
new report — released jointly by three U.N. agencies and the World Bank — says that despite progress by health programs worldwide in reducing infant mortality, prospects remain dire: a child still dies every five seconds somewhere in the world. The new report calls for renewed international commitments to child survival. VOA’s Vidushi Sinha has more.
Published on Sep 12, 2012 by VOAvideo
Few women go out in Pakistan without being fully covered in traditional dress. But VOA’s Sharon Behn reports from Islamabad on how two women in this Muslim country are combining modern art and a taste for high fashion to create a new fusion of wearable art in Pakistan.
Charlotte Buchen traveled to Pakistan to report on traditional and modern music as a 2010 IRP Fellow. In this video, Buchen discusses a Pakistan beyond terrorism by exploring the religious and popular music the country produces.
However, Buchen found, violence does play a significant role in the lives of musicians, who find it increasingly difficult to make a living when the shrines at which they perform are being targeted by extremists.
Islamabad struggles to cope with the spike in heroin addiction across the country.
The Pakistani government is once again trying to reform the country’s religious schools, locally known as madrassas.
Critics argue that they have failed to teach students a wider curriculum, and have become a nursery for future extremists.
But those who run the schools, and the students themselves, strongly disagree.
|Uncensored – Louis C.K. – White People Problems|
We have white people problems in America. You know what that is? That’s where your life is amazing, so you just make shit up to be upset about.
People in other countries have real problems, like, ‘oh shit, they’re cutting off all our heads today.’ Things like that.
Here we make shit up to be upset about, like ‘how come I have to choose a language on the ATM machine? It’s bullshit! I shouldn’t have to do that, I’m American!’
‘I called American Airlines and I got a Pakistani lady. And she was in Pakistan! Only people near my fat white body should have jobs!’