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16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM: Violence Against the Girl Child

9 December 2022 Global violence uniquely affects the girl child. Although international legal instruments have been in place for decades to protect the girl child,...

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM: The dishonourable men killing women for honour

'Honour Killings’ in Pakistan continue unabated as women and girls are killed in the name of protecting family honour

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM: Low Rape Convictions in Pakistan

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. 

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM: The exploitation and murder of Trans Women

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. 

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM: In Pakistan, one in every 38 women dies from pregnancy-related...

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. 

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM: Protecting girls from early marriage 

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.