Speakers on Voicepk.net's webinar on the amended anti-harassment law, while welcoming some of the changes, believe that the inherent problems in the 2010 act remain unaddressed.
February 27th, 2021; Bureau report; LAHORE; "Are we even capable of properly addressing #Rape & #GBV with a fractured criminal justice system?" Advocate Sara Malkani addresses core issues that impede convictions in rape cases.
Experts agreed that an over-reliance on FIRs in trial proceedings and a lack of resources leading to poor investigations must be addressed amidst other factors in order to end impunity in honour killing cases.
In Pakistan, the conviction rate for sexual crimes stands at a dismally low 3.6 percent while at the same time, sexual crimes are as high as before. Two years after the anti-rape Act was passed it is important to know where we are standing regarding its implementation.
What is fake news? Is the state worried about social media? How is media transforming to keep up an information influx? Join Ramsha Jahangir, Nighat Dad and Matiullah Jan, with host Usama Khilji, as they discuss disinformation trends and narrative-building in Pakistan.
In voicepk.net's special webinar, senior analyst and journalist Rashed Rahman together with MPA Musarrat Jamshed Cheema of the PTI, former AIG Gender Crimes Maria Mehmood, former Chair of the PCSW Fauzia Viqar & Executive Director of the AGHS Legal Aid Cell Nida Aly discuss the lacunae in rape laws, barriers to implementation, and inability of the police and the justice system to look past the nikkah-nama and see sexual crimes against women and children.
Rape conviction rates in Pakistan are extremely low – only about two to three percent. However with the new Anti-Rape Act 2021, special gender based violence (GBV) courts have been established and since then, convictions have risen to around 16 percent however only limited to the GBV courts. Despite the increase, it is still a very low conviction rate.
For its 16 days of activism against GBV., Voicepk presents its webinar on Domestic Violence.
Rights defenders, legal experts and public healthcare advocates on Thursday called for the complete decriminalization of abortion under all circumstances, for the overall betterment of public health
Female lawyers, parliamentarians, activists, civil society members, and other stakeholders discuss obstacles to implementing domestic violence laws in Pakistan.
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