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Violence in Pakistan: A Gendered Perspective

Violence in Pakistan: A Gendered Perspective Context: Pakistan has been ranked as the third most dangerous place in the world for women.[1] Gender based violence (GBV) in Pakistan has its roots in

Patriarchal Anecdotes From My Lectures On Women Empowerment

Patriarchal Anecdotes From My Lectures On Women Empowerment I have been delivering lectures on women empowerment with specific reference to the statute called Protection Against Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2010 at

Islam, Domestic Violence And Misinterpretation Of Verse 4:34

Islam, Domestic Violence And Misinterpretation Of Verse 4:34 Some time back, Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) proposed a Bill that, amongst other things, recommended that husbands be allowed to “lightly beat”

Would Disbanding CII Be Counterproductive?

Would Disbanding CII Be Counterproductive? The controversy and resultant social media uproar over ‘proposed’ recommendations of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) have pushed many people like me to get into a

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Breast Ironing: From Africa To Britain

Breast Ironing: From Africa To Britain Breast ironing, a draconian Cameroonian tradition, is the massaging of young girls’ breasts with hot tools, such as pestles and spatulas, to flatten their developing breasts.

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Men Protection Act

Men Protection Act Before discussing the need of the hour, let me open up my words with one of the not so essential (neglected) part of our ‘so called’ Islamic society, “women”.


Dr Shahbaz Ahmad Cheema

The Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act 2016: A Critique

The Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act 2016: A Critique The Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act, 2016, is gaining more space than what it really deserves in print and electronic

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Women, Marriage, Religion And The Women Protection Bill

Women, Marriage, Religion And The Women Protection Bill The passing of the Protection of Women against Violence Bill in Punjab is a remarkable development. Although, the society is clearly divided on it

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Pakistan’s Historic Women’s Rights Bill Praised By Activists

Pakistan’s Historic Women’s Rights Bill Praised By Activists Activists have hailed the passing of a historic bill protecting women’s rights in Punjab, with the legislation establishing a helpline and shelters while calling for

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Myra Khan

Protection Of Women Against Violence – New Bill Passed By Punjab Assembly

Protection Of Women Against Violence – New Bill Passed By Punjab Assembly On 25 February 2016, the Provincial Assembly of Punjab passed the Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Bill, 2015 (the

Domestic Violence In Pakistan: Is Legislation Available?

Domestic Violence In Pakistan: Is Legislation Available? One out of every five women, experiences some sort of domestic violence in her life time around the globe. Domestic violence can be described as

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Protection of Women’s Rights in Pakistan – A Practitioner’s Perspective

Protection of Women’s Rights in Pakistan – A Practitioner’s Perspective I was invited to speak briefly at a seminar organized by the Law and Politics Society, in collaboration with the recently launched