Sara Malkani

Restorative justice

Restorative justice

Once criminal accountability is initiated, victims and their families can lose control over the process... Published 14 Nov, 2020 07:12am
Must women be dependent?

Must women be dependent?

Women are placed in the unjust position of having to defend their legal title against spurious allegations. Published 16 Aug, 2020 07:12am
The shadow pandemic

The shadow pandemic

Failure to protect against domestic violence during these times reinforces a culture of impunity. Published 27 Apr, 2020 06:59am
Lessons for healthcare

Lessons for healthcare

An injury or disease can be all it takes to plunge a household into deep poverty. Published 30 Mar, 2020 07:27am
Violence against women

Violence against women

The state has absolved itself of the responsibility to enforce laws that protect women from violence. Updated 08 Mar, 2020 08:46am
Political change and courts

Political change and courts

The judiciary, by the very nature of its role, is limited in its ability to bring about political change. Published 06 Jan, 2020 07:39am
Criminal defamation

Criminal defamation

We are witnessing criminal defamation laws being used against voices that broke the silence on sexual harassment. Published 21 Sep, 2019 07:01am
A compromised force

A compromised force

Our state has never conceived the police force to be one which serves its people. Published 05 Aug, 2019 07:00am
Getting the law to work

Getting the law to work

A number of factors converged to make a rare conviction in a case of domestic violence possible. Published 30 Mar, 2019 07:02am
Supreme Court & democracy

Supreme Court & democracy

Judicial intervention in politics should be judged on the basis of whether it promotes democratic governance. Updated 06 Feb, 2019 03:50pm
CAN THE WOMEN OF LAW GET JUSTICE?

CAN THE WOMEN OF LAW GET JUSTICE?

Times have changed in Pakistan but attitudes have not — a fact that also applies to our legal fraternity. Is gender Published 07 Oct, 2018 07:01am
Protecting our children

Protecting our children

Since 2013, when Sindh enacted a law against child marriage, only 51 cases have been registered. Published 22 Jun, 2018 06:56am
Sindh’s dormant law

Sindh’s dormant law

Due to implementation problems, the domestic violence law does not provide women the protection they need. Published 11 Jul, 2017 07:07am
Pakistan’s healthcare crisis

Pakistan’s healthcare crisis

We spend only 0.9pc of our GDP on health. Only two countries have a lower ratio of GDP to health spending. Updated 27 Jun, 2016 07:25am
The price of real change

The price of real change

‘Honour’ killings have been part of the social discourse thanks to the efforts of women’s rights activists. Updated 29 Mar, 2016 02:40pm

Broken promises

Maternal healthcare in Sindh continues to be abysmal. Published 22 Dec, 2015 01:43am

End fistula

Obstetric fistula is an appalling condition in every way. Updated 24 May, 2015 10:07am