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Featured Photo: Indian-administered Kashmir: Curfew

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Q&A: Kashmiri Independence Leader Touts Protests, Though Sometimes Deadly, As Effective in Freedom Movement

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Women Entrepreneurs Move Away from Traditional Occupations in Kashmir

Region: AsiaIndian-administered Kashmir

Topics: BusinessCultureHuman Rights

In Kashmir, entrepreneurship is no longer a male-only domain. More women are training for and starting their own businesses. Despite social pressures, they’re moving away from conventional professions and braving competitive and financially risky fields.

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Transgender Women in the Kashmir Valley Dream of a Day When Society Honors Their Identity and Rights

Region: AsiaIndian-administered Kashmir

Topics: Human RightsPolitics

A 2013 Indian Supreme Court verdict criminalizing homosexual conduct has further marginalized the transgender population here.

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Coping With Mental Illness, Two Kashmiri Women Explore Effectiveness of Spiritual, Psychiatric Treatment Paths

Region: AsiaIndian-administered Kashmir

Topics: HealthHuman Rights

While Kashmiris afflicted with illnesses such as depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder have the option of seeking help from faith healers or mental health professionals, the stigma associated with mental illness deters many from getting psychiatric care.

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Kashmiri Activist Transforms Community View on Education

Region: AsiaIndian-administered Kashmir

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

A Kashmiri woman has worked to increase the literacy rate of women and raise girls’ participation in education in her neighborhood despite fierce opposition from local men.

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NEWS VIDEO: Women Entrepreneurs Struggle to Overcome Culture, Conflict in Kashmir

Region: AsiaIndian-administered Kashmir

Topics: BusinessHuman RightsPolitics

As tensions escalate throughout Kashmir, women entrepreneurs says they struggle most.

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Controversy Continues at Kashmiri Hospital After Thousands of Infant Deaths

Region: AsiaIndian-administered Kashmir

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Employees and parents of patients say the hospital has employed deceptive strategies to give the illusion of progress.

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Women Resume Farming After Conflict in Kashmir

Region: AsiaIndian-administered Kashmir

Topics: EnvironmentHuman RightsPolitics

Women stayed out of the fields at the height of conflict in Kashmir. Now, women are taking advantage of trainings and returning to farming.

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Work Trumps Education for Girls in Rural Kashmir

Region: AsiaIndian-administered Kashmir

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Families in Kashmir value the immediate financial benefits from crafts such as carpet weaving over long-term benefits of education for daughters. A photo essay.

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