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Rights Watch | 21st December 2020
Samundri Police are on the hunt for a suspect identified as Afzal for gunning down his sister, 35-year-old Zehra Taslim for honour on Sunday. For more stories on human rights abuses, keep reading.
Rights Watch | 19th December 2020
Lahore police on Friday arrested one Naveed for strangling his sister to death for honor just days before her wedding. Naveed said he had heard unsavory rumors of her ‘character’. For more stories on human rights issues, continue reading.
Rights Watch | 18th December 2020
Arzoo Raja case accused Syed Ali Azhar granted bail by sessions judge despite being booked for rape, a non-bailable offense....more HR news
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
Rights Watch | 12th December 2020
A fourteen-year-old girl thwarted her kidnappers on Friday when she raised an alarm in front of a judge in the Rawalpindi Judicial Complex. The girl had been brought to court to record her statement that she had 'willingly eloped' with one of her abductors. For more stories related to human rights concerns, keep reading.
Rights Watch | 11th December 2020
The number of gender-based violence complaints received increased by a startling amount compared to prior years, noted HRCP webinar on COVID-19 impact on GBV data. For more stories on human rights violations, keep reading.
Gender based violence complaints have intensified in COVID
December 10th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Complaints related to domestic and online violence has intensified during the COVID period in the country, according to key findings of a report by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan presented at a webinar to mark Human Rights Day on December 10.
Rights Watch | 8th December 2020
Over 12,600 cases registered in child protection units in Larkana, Dadu, Shikarpur and Jacobabad by parents and service providers, reveals Sindh Child Protection Authority. Read on for more.
Gender-based violence courts taking 17 months to decide cases despite 3 months limit: Murtaza...
November 23rd, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; Gender-based violence courts in Sindh are taking about 17 months to conclude proceedings despite the mandatory timeframe of three months under the law, said Murtaza Wahab, CM’s Advisor on Law, revealed in a seminar on the launch of Shirkat Gah’s policy document on the impacts of COVID on women.
Rights Watch | 29th October 2020
Protests erupt in Lower Dir against the murder and alleged rape of two-year-old Hareem Shah; woman gang-raped by two men impersonating police officers in Sheikhupura; man stabs his wife and her alleged paramour to death for honour in Karachi.