VIDEO: Bushra Hyder on Women Moderating Extremism in Pakistan


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Living in Pakistan’s most remote and volatile region along the border of Afghanistan—Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK)—Bushra Hyder has experienced first-hand the effects of increasing extremist violence in her homeland. In the midst of this, she has led initiatives to help victims recover from trauma, promote moderation of radical ideologies, and teach values of peace to the next generation.

In this video, Bushra discusses how women in Pakistan are helping to counter violent extremism:

This video was recorded in May 2014 at “Reconstructing Societies in the Wake of Conflict: Transitional Justice and Economic Development,” a collaborative Institute hosted by Mount Holyoke College, Simmons College and Smith College, and supported by The Women in Public Service Project.

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