Author: Tanner Helem

Tanner writes for The Borgen Project from Redmond, WA. He has a BA from the University of Washington in Political Science: International Security. He is a Legal Assistant at a law firm in Bellevue, WA and would like to pursue a Master’s degree in Foreign Service one day. - An interesting fact about your life? I love anything to do with baking. I am currently taking a pastry baking class on my free time.

SEATTLE — Ever since the lines of partition were drawn in 1947, Kashmir has been the epicenter of conflict between two nuclear powers: Pakistan and India. Here, Kashmiris have witnessed decades of struggle between Indian, Pakistani, Chinese and local separatist groups vying for control of the valley. From these clashes, the girls of Kashmir have suffered immensely. How Instability Affects the Girls of Kashmir Violence in the region has prevented these girls from pursuing their goals and aspirations. It has been reported that of the 2,000 killed between 2011 and 2016, 69 percent have been civilians and 88 percent of…

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