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Regional webinar on decriminalizing abortion in South Asia held

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Rights defenders, legal experts and public healthcare advocates on Thursday called for the complete decriminalization of abortion under all circumstances, for the overall betterment of public health

‘Problems in 2010 anti-harassment act unaddressed in 2022 amendment’

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Speakers on Voicepk.net's webinar on the amended anti-harassment law, while welcoming some of the changes, believe that the inherent problems in the 2010 act remain unaddressed.

Salima Hashmi Explains: How to Register A Rape Case

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Voicepk.net teams up with Salima Hashmi to guide rape survivors & their families on how to register a case for sexual assault.

Opposition to support anti-rape legislation in Parliament: PML-N MNA

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February 27th, 2021; Staff Reporter; LAHORE; Saying ordinances were against the spirit of parliamentary democracy in Voicepk.net’s webinar, PML-N MNA Mehnaz Akber Aziz pledges to work across party lines on anti-rape legislation

Implementation of rape laws impossible with a flawed criminal justice system:...

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February 27th, 2021; Bureau report; LAHORE; "Are we even capable of properly addressing #Rape & #GBV with a fractured criminal justice system?" Advocate Sara Malkani addresses core issues that impede convictions in rape cases.

Gaps in implementation of anti-rape ordinances: PTI Senator-elect

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February 27th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha and Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; Speaking as a panelist on Voicepk.net’s webinar, PTI Senator-elect Barrister Ali Zafar admitted that there were gaps in the implementation of anti-rape ordinances, adding the government is in process of tabling a bill in consultation with opposition legislators and civil society.

Hope for peace

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20 years after the Neemrana Declaration in 2000 where civil societies pledged to strengthen regional interaction, journalists Mandira Nayer and Munizae Jahangir speak across borders to Nandita Das, Mohammad Hanif, Syeda Hamid, and Salima Hashmi on whether the dream for peace can be realized.

Erasing rape through forced nikkah-namas

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In voicepk.net's special webinar, senior analyst and journalist Rashed Rahman together with MPA Musarrat Jamshed Cheema of the PTI, former AIG Gender Crimes Maria Mehmood, former Chair of the PCSW Fauzia Viqar & Executive Director of the AGHS Legal Aid Cell Nida Aly discuss the lacunae in rape laws, barriers to implementation, and inability of the police and the justice system to look past the nikkah-nama and see sexual crimes against women and children.

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