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Opposition to support anti-rape legislation in Parliament: PML-N MNA

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February 27th, 2021; Staff Reporter; LAHORE; Saying ordinances were against the spirit of parliamentary democracy in Voicepk.net’s webinar, PML-N MNA Mehnaz Akber Aziz pledges to work across party lines on anti-rape legislation

Implementation of rape laws impossible with a flawed criminal justice system: Sara Malkani

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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.

Gaps in implementation of anti-rape ordinances: PTI Senator-elect

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February 27th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha and Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; Speaking as a panelist on Voicepk.net’s webinar, PTI Senator-elect Barrister Ali Zafar admitted that there were gaps in the implementation of anti-rape ordinances, adding the government is in process of tabling a bill in consultation with opposition legislators and civil society.

Broken Hearts and Broken Hopes

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February 24th, 2021; By Baseer Qalandar; NOWSHEHRA; Like Kasur’s Zainab, Khuzdar’s Amir Hamza, and Karachi’s Mawra, 8-yr-old Minahil from Nowshera too was raped and murdered. She is just one name out of the thousands of little children who have met gruesome deaths by their abusers.

Freed finally, but a little too late

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February 17th,2021; By Ahmed Saeed & Shahrazad Agha; FAISALABAD; Farah Shaheen was returned to her parents after 6 months of repeated rape by abductors. But even as she returns, can this undo the fact that she was raped under the guise of religion?

The rocky road to slow justice

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February 16th, 2021; By Sher-e-Azam & Shehrezad Agha; KARACHI; Maryam a woman with a #disability, was gang-raped by 2 men 4 months ago. "The case is in court, but we don’t even have enough money for a lawyer. We don’t have much hope,” she explains.

For rape survivors, justice is expensive and nonexistent

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February 15th, 2021; By Ahmed Saeed & Shahrazad Agha; FAISALABAD; Shazia*, 16 years & Sania*, just 12 years old, were both abducted & repeatedly raped but despite fighting hard for justice early on, the family has now become disillusioned.

‘His last words will always haunt me’

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February 12th, 2021; By Shahrazad Agha & Asim Ahmad Khan; QUETTA“They took him in a small room, raped & burnt him. He told me, Mummy, I was raped and burnt. The next day he died. all we want now is justice," says mother of 6-year-old Ameer Hamza.

Imprisoned in dark despair

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February 11th, 2021; By Ahmed Saeed & Shahrazad Agha; LAHORE; She was abducted, gang-raped, and forcibly converted for marriage. None in the justice system has taken her seriously. Now she is in hiding and trying her best to get her statement through. This is the story of Maria.