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MAY 04, 2013 - The Guardian

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Pakistan's women face battle for the right to vote

Female activists plan to deploy protection teams to polling stations in forthcoming electionsFears over the safety of women voting in next week's elections in Pakistan are rising after letters have been circulated in regions of the country warning men not to allow their wives, sisters and daughters out to the polling stations.In an increasingly fraught and violent runup to the 11 May vote, leaflets are appearing stating that it is "un-Islamic" for women to participate in democracy.Now a group of young female activists are planning to challenge what they call the government's inability to ... Read More

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