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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.
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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
It was attended by senior leaders of the PPP, the PML-N, the JUI-F, JI, AWP, PK-MAP, the BNP, and PTM among others, as well as members of the judiciary and legal fraternity, reputed journalists and civil society activists.