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.
A gender-based violence court has sentenced two convicts to death and jailed the third convict to life imprisonment for the gang rape of a minor girl in Okara. The case proved a challenge for prosecution as the girl, her father and two accused all had hearing and speech impairment.
On Day 6 of our 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, we highlight the plea of trans women and the Khwaja sira community.
On day five of our 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, we focus on the women's health crisis. A crisis which according to the Global Gender Gap Index Report 2022, leads to Pakistan ranking at the bottom 143 out of 156 countries for female health and survival.
Child marriage robs girls of their childhood and future prospects. Girls who marry are less likely to finish school and are at higher risk of domestic violence, abuse and health issues. For 16 days of activism against gender-based violence we call for an end to child marriage.
The tragic story of how a woman’s pictures were deep-faked into sexually graphic images and made viral in her village leading to her suicide
For its 16 days of activism against GBV., Voicepk presents its webinar on Domestic Violence.
At least 1000 girls and women are forcibly converted each year across Pakistan, including Hindus and Christians.
Parveen Rehman's sister Aqeela Ismail has expressed her disappointment over the decision to release her sister's alleged killers.
HRCP Chairperson Hina Jilani expresses dissatisfaction over the acquittal of all five persons accused of the murder of Orangi Pilot Project (OPP) director Perween Rehman and calls on the state to reflect on its ability to provide justice to victims of violence.