Farida Shaheed

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Farida Shaheed is a sociologist and women's rights activist. She oversees the Women, Law, and Status Program at Shirkat Gah, a woman’s resource center in Lahore, Pakistan, where she works to integrate research, social development and advocacy. She is a founding member of the national women’s lobbying organization Women’s Action Forum and member of the Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) International Solidarity Network. She is a member of the Global Fund for Women's Advisory Council. Dr. Shaheed has authored numerous books including Two Steps Forward, One Step Back? Women of Pakistan; The Other Side of the Discourse: Women's Experiences of Identity, Religion and Activism in Pakistan; Purdah and Poverty in Pakistan; and Identity and the Experience of the Network, Women Living Under Muslim Laws.

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