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06 May 2009 description

WASHINGTON, May 6 (OneWorld.net) - Sadiqa Basiri Saleem's efforts to educate girls in her native Afghanistan -- originally informal classes for 36 girls in an abandoned mosque -- have grown to a network of six schools with 2,870 pupils.

"After the fall of the Taliban in 2002, Sadiqa Basiri Saleem returned home from a refugee camp in Pakistan to find 150,000 girls in her eastern Afghanistan province lacking the resources, security, and support to go to school," writes Vital Voices, a women's organization that awarded Basiri Saleem for her work earlier this …

27 Jan 2009 description

Showkat A. Motta, OneWorld South Asia

Last year was the most peaceful in Jammu and Kashmir in the past two decades with 147 civilian deaths.

10 Oct 2005 description

Mohammad Shehzad

Islamabad: On Saturday when the devastating earthquake shook earth and rained death and destruction all around, Pakistani journalist Mohammad Shehzad was keenly observing the aftermath rescue and relief operations in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. Here is a glimpse of Pakistani life and how it was shook up by the earthquake.

What he saw mirrors lack of concern for human life. His eyewitness account narrates how unprepared people are to face disasters.