The violence of the Pakistan-India conflict induces acute mental health problems among these women and others. Only two psychiatric facilities exist for a population of 7 million.
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Global Voices: Truthdig Women Reporting
Under its initiative Global Voices: Truthdig Women Reporting, Truthdig publishes articles created by a network of female foreign correspondents from many parts of the world. Some among them have risked their lives in pursuit of the truth.
The correspondents cover issues within their home countries and provide local perspectives on subjects of international scope and impact. In addition, Global Voices features a mentoring program in which selected journalists in the network guide a new generation of reporters in their respective nations.
The initiative was developed in collaboration with the International Women’s Media Foundation.
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Impoverished villages and huge sewage ponds surround the ruins of an ancient civilization noted for its urban planning and advanced sanitation measures.
Regime media paints a modern, Western-friendly picture, while opposition media depicts women as passive and dependent. Emerging news outlets are trying to present a more accurate image.