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A recent period of reforms has had a profound effect on higher education opportunities for Pakistan's women. The British Council's Maryam Rab provides the numbers before this week's education dialogue in Colombo on women in higher education leadership.

The British Council’s Maryam Rab recounts some of the reactions when Pakistan founded its first women’s university in 1998 and how the university has helped women assert themselves. The post comes before our higher education dialogue, Dangerous Demographics, in Colombo on the low number of women leaders in higher education around the world.

Ahead of International Women's Day on 8 March, the British Council's Ismail Badat runs us through the numbers and asks why there aren't more women leaders in higher education in South Asia.

In this third part of our series of brief interviews on the UK-South Asia relationship, Pragna Patel, founding member of Women Against Fundamentalism and Southall Black Sisters (SBS), talks about the wisdom South Asia can share with the UK on developing an egalitarian society.

In this second part of our series of brief interviews on the UK-South Asia relationship, Rahul Kansal, President of The Times of India, explains why he believes South Asia could be stronger as a region and how young South Asians are better placed to cultivate relations with the UK.

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