A Pakistani Woman and an American Woman on Global Feminism

Lady Health Worker in Pakistan

Lady Health Worker in Pakistan

Dr. Munazza Yaqoob from the International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan visited the United States in July. I caught up with her in Taos, New Mexico and asked her about her visit to the United States.

As usual much more was discussed than just her visit, and in addition to talking about the wide open spaces of the American Southwest we talked about women’s rights around the world, Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, women’s representation in politics, fatwas against women working for women, and global sisterhood.

What do you think about her thoughts on the state of global feminism?

Jennifer Lee is a filmmaker who lives in Los Angeles. She has spent many years working on Hollywood films and used her free time (when she had it!) making her own films. Her latest film, “Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation” is being distributed nationally and more public screenings are upcoming! Jennifer was recently named Global Ambassador for the Global Media Monitoring Project.

Image via U.S. Embassy, Pakistan

  • Thia

    This is a fascinating and very touching video. I love her enthusiasm about the United States and her point about the importance of unity and sisterhood was very well made. There is much to be accomplished by feminists all over the world!

  • I so agree that we women must stand together to bring about change. I also agree that it is time for us to stop expecting men to initiate the changes that we want–as Dr. Munazza Yaqoob says, much of the time men don’t even “see” the need. If we see it, it is up to us to bring about the change.

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