Dec 2012: 'The overall culture of impunity enjoyed by the police across the country lets the authorities order the police to use brute force. People and police officers get injured in these events...'
Nov 2012: 'APWLD has noted increasing attacks on women involved in the defence of more equal and just development. Women are often at the forefront...'
Nov 2012: 'The biggest challenge apart from direct threat to the life of journalists in Pakistan is a culture of impunity.... Journalists often complain about receiving threats, including from the country's intelligence agencies...'
Nov 2012: "Our legal system does not exist at all... Lawyers have to pay bribes to police officers. Corruption has got into everything." Ms. Than Than Nu, the daughter of the first Prime Minister of Burma, Mr. U Nu
Nov 2012: "The responsibility for allowing the Taliban to exist on Pakistani soil is the non-transferable responsibility of the government of Pakistan...."
Nov 2012: According to the Forum of Women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan, about 35–45% of marriages of ethnic Kyrgyz women take place against their will, as a result of bride kidnapping....
"Nobody wants to be displaced... But because of the circumstance, people have no choice but to leave their home in order to survive, not only for them but also for their children." - Mitos Urgel, executive director of WEAVE.
Nov 2012: By Noorjahan Akbar - "Batool’s ex-husband is a writer and a high official... He had declared that one of Batool’s children did not belong to him. In Afghanistan this is a very serious accusation..."
Nov 2012: “I am more serious about pursuing higher education after the incident … Women make up half of our society... Shazia is also recovering fast and will be back soon."
In exchange for school fees, girls from rural areas in Nepal say they suffer abuse while working as domestic laborers.
Oct 2012: Malala's father speaks from the hospital, on video - “My daughter is my companion, we are good friends. She corrects me at times and tells me how to do certain things..."