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Rights Watch | 5 January 2023
Two women raped in Rawalpindi A woman in Rawalpindi, Pakistan was reportedly raped by Mahmood Shah, who she had become friends with over the phone,...
Voicepk.net impact: giving a voice to marginalized communities
Voicepk.net is a platform that aims to raise awareness about rights violations and give a voice to marginalized communities by bringing their concerns to the attention of the authorities and the national discourse. We take a look back to some of our stories from 2022 that have had an impact and helped victims get access to justice.
Peshawar High Court acquits rapist after he marries victim
The Peshawar High Court has acquitted a rape convict after a compromise with the victim, a 20-year-old woman with hearing and speech disabilities, whom he has married.
Rights Watch | 26 December 2022
Six security personnel were killed in terrorist attacks in Balochistan. On Sunday, six security personnel, including a captain, were killed and at least 17 people...
Rights Watch | 17 December 2022
Case registered against police officer for raping girl A 17-year-old girl from Lahore, who was kidnapped from her friend`s house after midnight in Rawalpindi and...
Rights Watch | 8 December 2022
Uncle arrested for killing niece after rape Karachi Police has arrested a man for allegedly killing his 12-year-old niece after sexually assaulting her. A man was...
Convicted father allegedly raped her 14-year-old daughter for a year in Muridke
In a shocking incident of alleged incest rape, a 14-year-old girl has accused her real father Khaild Pervez of repeatedly raping her for over a year. Pervez was earlier convicted of murdering his wife on the pretext of honour.
16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM: Low Rape Convictions in Pakistan
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.
Okara court sentences two to death, another to life for minor’s gangrape
A gender-based violence court has sentenced two convicts to death and jailed the third convict to life imprisonment for the gang rape of a minor girl in Okara. The case proved a challenge for prosecution as the girl, her father and two accused all had hearing and speech impairment.
Rights Watch | 11 November 2022
Teenage boy raped and murdered in Karachi KARACHI: A teenage boy was allegedly raped and murdered in Karachi's Bahadurabad area on Thursday, according to police...