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SOC Films’ latest animated short highlights domestic violence

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Having launched a public service campaign Aagahi to educate women about their legal rights in Pakistan, SOC films, helmed by documentary film maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, brings out the second animated short as part of the initiative. The latest short highlights the issue of domestic violence, which is very common in Pakistan. With Aamina Sheikh on […]

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Implementation of laws to curb domestic violence stressed

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LARKANA: Speakers at a seminar have stressed the need to implement different laws passed on women rights so as to protect them from domestic violence and also demanded the establishment of women committees at the district level for the cause. They were addressing a seminar on Violence Against Women organised by the Civil Society Support […]

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Sindh police not conversant with laws on human rights, workshop told

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LARKANA: Speakers at a training workshop said police were not fully conversant with the laws dealing with fundamental human rights violations such as domestic violence, child abuse, tribal conflicts, violation of minorities’ rights and therefore these laws were not enforced in letter and spirit. They were speaking at the two-day workshop to train police officials […]

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Beware of social media slips, panelists warn

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ISLAMABAD: There is a need to create awareness among people to be careful about what they say on social media as it could have serious consequences and long lasting impacts not only on their lives but on others as well. This was crux of a discourse on’ Digital and Social Media for Social Change’, organised […]

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Over 8,500 human rights violations reported in 20 months

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ISLAMABAD: A total of 8,648 incidents of human rights violation have been reported in the country between January 2012 and Sept 15 this year, according to a document of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights submitted to parliament. The document shows that 239 rights violations have been recorded in Islamabad, 1,599 in Punjab, […]

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Domestic violence — a public health issue

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By Asma Humayun According to the World Health Organisation, domestic violence is a global public health issue. Simply put, this verdict means that domestic violence exists in all countries, cultures and religions and stems from the social, cultural and economic fabric of communities. Further, any health issue where the basic rights of an individual are […]

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5 research studies on gender based violence launched in Punjab

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LAHORE: Aurat Foundation (AF), under its USAID funded Gender Equity Program (GEP), launched five research studies on gender based violence (GBV) on Thursday that provides a comprehensive analysis of some crucial aspects of GBV prevalent in Pakistani society. The researches include ‘A Primary Data Research Study on Domestic Violence’ by Sebcon; ‘A Research Study on […]

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LHC orders probe into woman’s killing

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday directed Sahiwal sessions judge to ensure fair investigation into killing of a woman at allegedly by her husband on court premises. Earlier, the sessions judge reported to the LHC that Samina was produced before a judicial magistrate from a shelter home. As soon she came out of the […]

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Women & the urban jungle

POOR quality and underfunded public services are exacerbating the “constant” violence, harassment and intimidation that millions of women face in cities and urban centres across the world, according to a report. ActionAid International interviewed women in six cities — Recife (Brazil), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Mombasa (Kenya), Monrovia (Liberia) and (Kathmandu) Nepal — […]

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A woman’s fate

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For as long as one can remember, Karachi has been beset by killings. Though these days it seems that it is getting easier to murder a woman and get away with it. Murders of women are reported from all corners of the country, almost on a daily basis, and without a doubt, many cases go […]

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