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Child marriage: The scourge of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

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PESHAWAR: As the world celebrates International Day of the Girl Child, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa is still dealing with the menace of forced and early marriages. To highlight the unique challenges faced by adolescent girls, Blue Veins held a provincial youth assembly in collaboration with the Human Rights Directorate, K-P and Fata Alliance to End Early, Child and […]

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HRCP raps CII’s anti-women edict

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has condemned the retrogressive move by the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) to roll back the Muslim family laws and called upon the government to stand fast in defence of women’s rights, says a handout. In a statement issued here on Wednesday, the commission said: “At a time […]

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Survey finds 77% of marriages made in traditional exchanges

By Sehrish Wasif ISLAMABAD: In a first-of-its-kind household survey of 5,000 women, the Rutgers World Population Foundation has found that more than 77% of marriages were settled under some kind of customary practice such as vanni, swara, sang chatty or watta satta. The survey was conducted in Dera Ghazi Khan, Muzaffargarh, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Jafferabad and […]

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