In the land of Kashmir Sufi saints, women find devotion & healing

In the land of Kashmir Sufi saints, women find devotion & healing

Aliya Bashir – WNN Religion & Belief WNN – Women News Network correspondent for Kashmir, Aliya Bashir, shares her exploration into the value of a ‘spiritual life’ through religious diversity that still exists today inside the culture of Kashmir’s capital city of Srinagar (WNN) Srinagar, Indian Administered Kashmir, South Asia: The fresh smell of Izband […]

De-Addiction Center Kashmir works to bring new life to women addicts

De-Addiction Center Kashmir works to bring new life to women addicts

Sana Altaf – WNN Improve It (WNN/IPS) Srinagar, INDIAN ADMINISTERED KASHMIR: Drug abuse, known to be widespread among youth in India’s northern Kashmir state, is now showing a new trend whereby teenage girls and women are increasingly turning into substance abusers and addicts. That young women and college-going girls are abusing substances, especially toluene, a […]

Kashmir women seek justice in mounting cases surrounding ‘The Disappeared’

Kashmir women seek justice in mounting cases surrounding ‘The Disappeared’

Aliya Bashir – WNN Justice (WNN) Srinagar, Indian Administered KASHMIR: For over two decades, it has been an endless wait for families in the Indian Administered Region of Kashmir. Missing what they fondly call “their dear ones” these families have experienced what they describe as “immense pain” for family members who have disappeared from the […]

KASHMIR: Sex-workers. Victims or victimless members of India’s society?

KASHMIR: Sex-workers. Victims or victimless members of India’s society?

Aliya Bashir – WNN Features (WNN) SRINAGAR, Indian administered Kashmir: “Is human trafficking an issue of crime or development?” asked an April 2011 in-depth report on sex-trafficking and global girls by Sanjog India, an advocacy organization based in Kolkata that helps rescue and rehabilitate girls trapped in the cycle of sex-work. “Most would argue – […]

World Press Freedom Day 2012 shows need for women journalists

World Press Freedom Day 2012 shows need for women journalists

Aliya Bashir – WNN Breaking To honour World Press Freedom Day, WNN field journalist Ms. Aliya, Bashir brings us this report on the need for women journalists in the conflict ridden region of Srinagar, Kashmir (WNN/DCMF) Srinagar, Indian Administered KASHMIR: In a place like conservative Kashmir, many are reluctant to speak to male journalists, which […]

KASHMIR: Obstacles continue for women reporting rape

KASHMIR: Obstacles continue for women reporting rape

Aliya Bashir –  WNN Features   (WNN) SRINAGAR – Indian Administered Kashmir: In conflict zones worldwide sexual violence has become a tactic of choice in – it’s cheaper, more destructive and easier to get away with than other methods of warfare. Indian Administered Kashmir has some of the lowest official numbers of reported sexual assault […]