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Service providers on Thursday attended a workshop organized by AGHS Legal Aid Cell regarding their role in providing support to rape survivors under the Anti-Rape Act 2021
Public and private workplaces in Peshawar will be fined up to Rs. 100,000 for not constituting anti-harassment committees, per a decision by the provincial Ombudsperson for Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Rukshanda Naz.
Speaking on the lack of implementation of rape laws, panelists at the Asma Jahangir Conference 2021 – Challenges to Human Dignity held that there is a need to recontextualize rape as an exercise in power rather than simply a sexual crime, and called for removal of hurdles to implementation of existing anti-rape laws.
A survey conducted in GB with the aid of UNICEF found that 1 in 7 children were engaged in labour.
Kunjah police have registered a case against an unidentified man for throwing acid on a widowed mother of three.
The Punjab Child Protection and Welfare Bureau urged children's shelter homes and NGOs to register with the bureau if they have yet to or face jail-time of up to five years and a fine of Rs. 100,000. For more human rights news, keep reading.
One Rubina, who had been gravely wounded after being stabbed by her husband Ejaz some days back , succumbed to her injuries while under treatment at a hospital on Wednesday. Her husband had assailed her following a minor altercation. For more human rights news, keep reading.
The KP police department has issued new SOP under which regional and district police officers will supervise rape investigations within their jurisdictions across the province. For more human rights news, keep reading.
21 year old Iram, wife of Zeeshan, succumbed to injuries sustained during brutal torture by her husband and in-laws in Lahore's Nishtar Colony. Deceased's family alleges Iram was regularly brutalized by her husband of two years. A case has been registered against the accused. For more human rights stories, keep reading.
The family of a married woman who was murdered by her stalker staged a protest outside the Rawalpindi Press Club, and appealed to the Prime Minister for immediate justice. The Punjab Bar Council and the Lahore High Court Bar Association threaten to stage protests if FIRs lodged against 32 lawyers involved in the attack on the Islamabad High Court are not discarded. Overcrowding in Punjab’s prisons went down from 146 percent to 37 percent in the past decade.