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AGHS arranged a two-day roundtable of female PSP officers, lawmakers and lawyers under its Reporting SGBV campaign, targeting obstacles faced by CSOs reporting SGBV cases in the criminal justice system.
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.
AGHS Legal Aid Cell held a two-day training session for over 50 service providers from Lahore. The workshop discussed Anti-Rape Act 2021 which extends its scope to men and transgender survivors of rape, as well as the application of the Act at the grass roots.
AGHS Legal Aid Cell on Friday conducted a workshop on population control and family planning as part of its paralegal program. The program is supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands.
AGHS held a capacity-building workshop on anti-rape laws, which was attended by over 30 police officials, including GBV investigating officers. In over 15 training workshops, more than 300 officials including judges, prosecutors and police officers have been trained about anti-rape laws since January 2022.
Parveen is the in-charge of a paralegal center that she runs out of her own home. For the past 3 decades, she has been educating women on their rights and facilitating access to justice with AGHS Legal Aid Cell.
After 8 years of languishing in jail under trumped up murder charges, Balqees Bibi – a beneficiary of AGHS’s jail visits programme – has finally attained freedom.
Police in Gujranwala have failed to arrest an absconder whose wife accused him in a video of poisoning her. Kiran Shahzadi recorded the video from the hospital bed but died later.
According to data received by Voicepk, the conviction rate in cases of sexual abuse including rape remained at 3.6%. Out of 7988 cases, only 160 people were punished by the courts for committing sexual offences. The 65% of people who faced trial for sexual crimes got acquitted by the trial courts.
An Additional District and Sessions court in Islamabad has convicted a rape accused sentencing him to imprisonment for the remainder period of his natural life. The convict raped a foreign national while working with her as a security guard.