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HRCP speaks out for women’s cause

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Tuesday observed the International Human Rights Day by focusing on the local theme of violence against women. It also organised a demonstration and a number of activists, holding placards that depicted data about violence against women, stood at Liberty roundabout for more than two hours to […]

Imran Khan strongly condemns harassment on social media

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan strongly condemned abuse and harassment on social media, especially targeting of women, said a statement issued here on Wednesday. He said it was unacceptable for those claiming to be PTI supporters to harass and abuse anyone on social media, especially women. “PTI can make its case effectively based on […]

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, […]

Human rights cases on decline, claims minister

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ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed informed the National Assembly on Wednesday that there had been a decline in human rights cases registered in all provinces except Khyber Pakhtunkhwa over the last two years. The minister said that 12,884 cases had been registered since 2011 at four regional offices of the human […]

Women welfare: Commission to be constituted soon

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LAHORE: The provincial cabinet on Tuesday gave unanimous approval to the Punjab Commission on the Status of Women Ordinance 2013 after a few amendments. The commission will “help solve problems faced by women, besides taking immediate action over violence against women, and inhuman treatment”, said Chief Minister Najam Sethi. At least half of the commission’s […]

‘Ritualistic imprisonment of women’

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By: Ahtesham Azhar The theme of the 74 paintings on display is derived from the stories of countless women, who are deprived of their rights and dreams by our society. The artist prefers using oil on canvas to portray the nuances and complexities of women’s life in our patriarchal society. One of her paintings titled […]

Violence against women

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Sir: It is a grim reality that violence against women exists even in this modern age of advancement and that it is frequently under-reported. Many women never speak out due to the shame that they are somehow responsible for their victimisation. Today, 125 countries outlaw sexual harassment and 187 nations have ratified the convention on […]

Violence against women

KARACHI: The term violence against women has been defined as a range of sexually, psychologically, and physically coercive acts used against women by current or former male intimate partners. A recent study, conducted in Karachi, reported that an alarmingly large proportion of women are subjected to physical violence and that this has serious physical and […]

Acid sales regulation

By: Syed Mohammad Ali The horrific act of attacking people with acid has been taking place across different parts of our country for the past several years. While instances of acid attacks occur in major cities, this particularly debilitating form of violence is even more prevalent in rural areas, such as the cotton-growing belt of […]

Bytes for All, Pakistan, Receives Avon Global Communications Awards for Exemplary Material to Combat Violence Against Women

Take Back The Tech wins Innovative Campaign Award, receives Avon Foundation grant to continue work on strengthening women’s use of technology to raise awareness and combat Violence Against Women in Pakistan. Islamabad, Pakistan (March 8th, 2013) – Bytes for All, Pakistan, received one of five 2nd Avon Communications Awards: Speaking Out About Violence Against Women […]

Can Pakistan become less dangerous for women?

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By: Syed Mohammad Ali While sensationalist rankings such as the one by the Thomson Reuters Foundation — which listed Pakistan as the third most dangerous place for women in the world a couple of years ago — are easily dismissible, it is harder to refute the fact that the majority of women in our country […]

Government girl’s school blasted in Bannu

BANNU: Anti-literacy militants blew up a government run girls school with explosives in the wee hours of Friday but no causality was reported. According to details, unknown militants had planted explosives material in Government Girls High School of the Bannu city which exploded with a loud bang. As a result of blast the school building […]

Four-year-old girl burnt alive

SUKKUR: A four-year-old girl was burnt alive when a fire broke out in a house in Village Haji Ishaq Thahim on Friday.Police said that a fire broke in the kitchen of a house in Village Haji Ishaq Thahim, which encircled the adjacent houses. Locals extinguished the fire. However, four-year-old Dadul burnt alive. The News

Infant murdered for father’s refusal to withdraw rape case

KASUR: A two-year-old girl was axed to death by the alleged rapists of her mother after her father refused to withdraw a rape case against them at Raday Baht village in Sarai Mughal police limits. Sarfraz and others had allegedly raped the wife of Nazar Muhammad when she was going to Okara to meet her […]