Voices of Dissent and the Political Activism of Left behind Females of Baloch Enforced Disappeared Persons

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Dr. Ikram Badshah, Shala Ashraf, Dr. Farhan Ahmed Faiz, Mohammad Kamran

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The purpose of this article is to discuss the role and experiences of women who have lost their loved ones through enforced disappearances. It focuses on political activism, their silences, voices, grievances, search, hopes and despair.  It discusses the economic background of missing person’s families and the role of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP)-a political and human rights organization which has given a space to the Voices of women relatives of enforcedly disappeared.  This article is based on the anthropological research tools of both structured and unstructured interviews, participant observation, conversations with the respondents and relationships formed during fieldwork.

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