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Changes required in CrPC for special laws to work, say judges
Alarming numbers reveal that the conviction rate in GBV cases is only one to two percent. Participants at an AGHS conference discussed special laws on rape and gender-based violence
Empowering humans with words of laws
November 30th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Graduates receive certificates for paralegal training from the Asma Jahangir Legal Aid cell (AGHS) and explain how the paralegal course has helped make a difference in their community.
Rani Bibi: Condemned to be Free
Rani was arrested and charged with the murder of her husband. Even though the police found no physical evidence connecting her to the crime, she was still arrested and even convicted. The only reasons given were that she was last seen with her husband before his disappearance. Not only did the legal system pin the crime of murder on a minor girl and jailed her for so long, it also ignored her appeals.
The laws that failed Zohra Shah
Jun 17, 2020: While a number of laws for children's rights regarding labour are present in Pakistan, there is still the huge question of implementation. Thousands of children are currently employed inside households and become 'invisible labourers' ...
A Girl Allowed Herself To Be Raped To Protect Family’s Honor
In order to protect the reputation of her family, a girl allowed herself to be raped for 18 months continuously. For a year and a half, Lahore’s Noor* was raped and tortured by her neighbor Amanat Ali, who also blackmailed her into silence ...
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