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'Honour Killings’ in Pakistan continue unabated as women and girls are killed in the name of protecting family honour
Rape conviction rates in Pakistan are extremely low – only about two to three percent. However with the new Anti-Rape Act 2021, special gender based violence (GBV) courts have been established and since then, convictions have risen to around 16 percent however only limited to the GBV courts. Despite the increase, it is still a very low conviction rate.
On Day 6 of our 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, we highlight the plea of trans women and the Khwaja sira community.
Child marriage robs girls of their childhood and future prospects. Girls who marry are less likely to finish school and are at higher risk of domestic violence, abuse and health issues. For 16 days of activism against gender-based violence we call for an end to child marriage.
The tragic story of how a woman’s pictures were deep-faked into sexually graphic images and made viral in her village leading to her suicide
Spesali Zazai belongs to Afghanistan but migrated to Pakistan when the Taliban took over her country. After the death of her husband, she was left to bring up three daughters alone.
A resident of Muslim Town in Rawalpindi informed police that she had been gang-raped at gunpoint by three men after a suitor lured her on the promise of marriage. In the second incident, a widowed mother of three was gang-raped by four men in Daska, Sialokot.
On Wednesday, a resident of Sheen Bagh in Attock allegedly raped his teen daughter when his wife and other children were not at home. A medical examination of the girl confirmed sexual assault. For more stories, keep reading.
In another gruesome honour killing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, two brothers have shot dead their sister and maternal cousin over suspicion of illicit relations in Haripur.
In a roundtable discussion organized by the YGA, stakeholders presented remedies to existing lacunae in the criminal justice system, and urged authorities to take an active approach to ending gender-based crimes.