A significant if not widely discussed challenge is posed by self-arranged early marriages.
Once criminal accountability is initiated, victims and their families can lose control over the process...
Women are placed in the unjust position of having to defend their legal title against spurious allegations.
Failure to protect against domestic violence during these times reinforces a culture of impunity.
An injury or disease can be all it takes to plunge a household into deep poverty.
The state has absolved itself of the responsibility to enforce laws that protect women from violence.
The judiciary, by the very nature of its role, is limited in its ability to bring about political change.
We are witnessing criminal defamation laws being used against voices that broke the silence on sexual harassment.
Our state has never conceived the police force to be one which serves its people.
A number of factors converged to make a rare conviction in a case of domestic violence possible.
Judicial intervention in politics should be judged on the basis of whether it promotes democratic governance.
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Times have changed in Pakistan but attitudes have not — a fact that also applies to our legal fraternity. Is gender
The harassment law should prevail in order to decide whether the harassment complained about is legally prohibited.
Since 2013, when Sindh enacted a law against child marriage, only 51 cases have been registered.
Due to implementation problems, the domestic violence law does not provide women the protection they need.
We spend only 0.9pc of our GDP on health. Only two countries have a lower ratio of GDP to health spending.
‘Honour’ killings have been part of the social discourse thanks to the efforts of women’s rights activists.
Maternal healthcare in Sindh continues to be abysmal.
Obstetric fistula is an appalling condition in every way.