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Rights Watch | 26th February 2021

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Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan issues termination orders for a Punjab Judicial Academy official indicted for sexually harassing and threatening a female colleague. For more stories related to human rights and the legal fraternity of Pakistan, keep reading.
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Rights Watch | 19th January 2021

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Some 400 public and private institutions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have formed inquiry committees under the purview of the province's workplace harassment laws; two suspects in case pertaining to alleged forced suicide of Dr. Maha refuse to submit DNA samples, stalling inquiry; two cousins have admitted to raping and murdering seven-year-old Momina Larik
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Rights Watch | 24th December 2020

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A Lahore sessions court magistrate has summoned Meesha Shafi and seven others to appear in court for a January 18 hearing on the defamation suit filed against them by Ali Zafar. For more stories on human rights abuses, keep scrolling.
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Rights Watch | 19th December 2020

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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.
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Rights Watch | 1st December 2020

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Anti-harassment posters put up in BRT buses, terminals to inculcate safe spaces for women and raise public awareness;

Culture of Silence

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Spotlight, the 2015 Academy Award winning motion picture, brought to global attention the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston sex abuse scandal of 2002. The film was based on factual events, showing how a group of reporters ...
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Rights Watch | 26th June 2020

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PHC Approves Sex Reassignment for Woman: The Peshawar High Court on Thursday, June 25 ordered the Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) to facilitate sex reassignment surgery for a woman looking to transition to male. According to the ...

Schoolgirls faced constant harassment since two years

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Jun 25, 2020: Incidents of sexual abuse and the harassment of girls, even those who are underage, seems to be a serious issue. In one of Karachi's areas, Essa Nagri, one such case also arose when a some gangsters supported by a political ...

Whose body, whose will?

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This particular slogan came under the spotlight even more after well-known TV writer Khalilur Rehman Qamar openly swore at journalist and human rights defender Marvi Sirmid especially after she uttered the slogan during the program. As a response, Qamar went on to abuse and demean her physically. Qamar’s diatribe left many shocked and disgusted but many continued to side with him.
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Rights Watch (28th February 2020)

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