Tag Archives: violence against women

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Patriarchy Killed Hina Shahnawaz

Patriarchy Killed Hina Shahnawaz

Patriarchy Killed Hina Shahnawaz News of honour killings, or karo-kari, is not new to Pakistan. Almost a thousand women are killed every year for allegedly bringing “shame” to their families. In a

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Roundtable Discussion On Rising Mass Incarceration In Pakistan

Roundtable Discussion On Rising Mass Incarceration In Pakistan Dr. Reynaldo Ortiz-Minaya, a Fulbright Commission Specialist on Mass Incarceration and a Research Director with the Institute of History of the Republic of Cuba,

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PCSW Urges Police And Prosecution To Increase Convictions For Honour Crimes Through New Law

PCSW Urges Police And Prosecution To Increase Convictions For Honour Crimes Through New Criminal Law (Amendment) (Offences In The Name Or Pretext Of Honour) Act 2016 Friday, December 23rd – Punjab Commission

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”


Huda Nadeem

Drowned To Be Cleansed – A Tale Of The “Honourable” Women In Pakistan

Drowned To Be Cleansed – A Tale Of The “Honourable” Women In Pakistan Pakistan, for 69 years, has experienced the role of the formal judicial law (comprising of the common law and

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“Quitting Silence” – Featuring Various Aspects Of Sexual Harassment

“Quitting Silence” – Featuring Various Aspects Of Sexual Harassment Despite living in a world that bears a wide variety of religions, races, ethnicities and moral conduct rules, all of which indubitably condemn


Abuzar Salman Khan Niazi

Jirga Reformation

Jirga Reformation – Justice Under The Shadows Of Guns And Threats Is Unacceptable A few weeks ago, the donkey cart of two brothers mistakenly collided with the vehicle of an influential person in

Will New Palestinian Agency Be Enough To Stop Violence Against Women?

Will New Palestinian Agency Be Enough To Stop Violence Against Women? The situation of violence against women in the Palestinian territory primarily focuses on the increase in the number of cases of violence

Human Rights Ministry To Draft Laws To Protect Women, Children

Human Rights Ministry To Draft Laws To Protect Women, Children The Ministry of Human Rights is working on drafting and amending various women and children-friendly laws, including the draft policy on violence

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Zarmina Siraj Ul Haq

‘Marital Rape’ – Where Does It Stand In The Islamic Legal System?

‘Marital Rape’ – Where Does It Stand In The Islamic Legal System? What is marital rape? What does Islam say about this? These are important questions which have been the cause of confusion for many people,

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Javeria Younes

Jirga’s Antidote Is Fair For A Functional Justice System

Jirga’s Antidote Is Fair For A Functional Justice System In the absence of a fair and functional judicial system that can uphold the rule of law, Pakistani citizens are at the mercy

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“Law Speak” Awareness Session On Pro Women Legislation

“Law Speak” Awareness Session On Pro Women Legislation Human Rights Centre for Women, Lahore (under Punjab Government) arranged a legal awareness session “Law Speak” on different pro women legislation accompanied by an

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