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Political-Social Movements: Feminist: Pakistan
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Formative Years

Under the first government of independent Pakistan, the All Pakistan Women’s Association (APWA) was founded in 1949 by Begum Ra’ana Liaqat Ali Khan, the dynamic wife of the country’s first prime minister, and received state patronage. Other welfare-based, nonpolit…

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Afiya Shehrbano Zia, “Political-Social Movements: Feminist: Pakistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 16 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002191>
First published online: 2019



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