For anyone following the news from Pakistan, the past few weeks have made for grim reading when it comes to violence
The Pakistan Women's Day was celebrated on Wednesday in commemoration of the events of February 12, 1983.
The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and its sister organisation the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) are pleas
Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about the anonymous threats that Noorul Wahab, a journalist who cove
To highlight the issues of inter-faith harmony and rights of women at the national level, AAWAZ, in collaboration wit
Rural Women demands right to land, employment quota for rural women, protection of violence against women and a compr
In its annual report, the HRCP said 913 girls and women, including 99 minors, were killed in 2012.
PESHAWAR, 7 January 2013 (IRIN) - There was no warning when gunmen killed seven aid workers with local NGO Support Wi
Other districts are Lahore, Okara, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Gujrat, DG Khan, Pakpattan, Muzaffargar
The report adds that the FIRs of around 59 per cent of the cases in the province were not registered.
Activists said the provincial government should appoint an ombudsperson to redress women's complaints against harassm
While presiding over a meeting of civil society organisations' representatives on Thursday, NCWS Chairperson Anis Har
Legal Awareness Programme for Human Rights (LAPH) organised the workshop to sensitise journalists to the issue and wa
A police officer in Karachi beats up his wife at the slightest provocation.
Suleman Khan demanded justice from the tribal elders.
Despite the placing on Pakistan's statute books of tougher laws against the practice of `swara' or the “giving
The Domestic Violence Bill was first introduced in Pakistan's National Assembly in 2006 by a woman member of the Paki
Nearly 1,000 women and girls in Pakistan were victims of honour killings during 2011, a human rights group said.
The women's international day on March 8 is generally celebrated throughout the country with enthusiasm and jubilatio
In Bajaur Agency,
The government has not only empowered the womenfolk in the country but also working to provide them space in all walk
Kashmala Bibi* says her cousin's breasts were cut into pieces when five militants walked into their house and
The fact that within a period of one month Pakistan has passed three pro-women bills can be considered a tremendous a
The Senate unanimously passed two historical bills upholding the rights of women, The Acid Control and Acid Crim
Pakistan's parliament has passed a landmark law aimed at strengthening protection for women facing economic and socia
The three-room house in the Korangi area of the Pakistani city of Karachi, occupied until two months ago by Alam Din
Guns available in new abundance in the troubled north of Pakistan are increasingly being used on women in ‘hono
Researchers and practitioners on violence against women (VAW) from all over South Asia gave country presentations and
Just five days before the submission date, the government has yet to begin work on its report on the Convention Again
Trafficking in people for prostitution and forced labour is one of the fastest growing areas of international crimina
Experts have called for evolving a comprehensive strategy to control the overall situation of violence in the country
An eight-year-old Pakistani girl was kidnapped by Islamist militants who forced her to wear a suicide vest to attack
A woman was allegedly paraded naked in the streets of Neelor Bala village on the instigation of a jirga that found he
Despite laws prohibiting it, forced labor to pay debts are very common in Pakistan. A report by the U.S.
Although the apex court's decision acquitting five persons went against Mukhtaran Mai, yet she remains victorious.
The Masihi Foundation of Pakistan reports that two Christian girls of the Punjab region of Pakistan were abducted, ra
Almost a decade after Mukhtar Mai was gang-raped, her legacy after years of activism and legal battles that made her
When I was a student in Boston, I rode the subway almost every day.
The caravan has been organised by ActionAid Pakistan and PODA (Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy) to mark
Pakistani Christians have expressed concerns about renewed kidnappings and abuse of women and girls by Muslims in a c
Punjab province saw a 21 per cent leap in officially recorded crimes against women in February 2011, compared to Janu
Much attention has been focused on the process of radicalisation of young men in the areas of Pakistan that border Af
The gang-rape of Mukhtaran Mai launched a nine-year court battle that concluded with a verdict by the Supreme Court o
Farah Hatim 24, D/o Hatim Gill ( Late) is a student nurse at the Sheikh Zaid Medical College in Rahim Yar Khan in the
Pakistani lawmakers have adopted tougher penalties for acid attacks in a step towards eradicating a form of violence
It was in this dusty village that Mukhtaran Mai, then an illiterate Pakistani villager, was gang-raped by up to 14 me
A Pakistani woman who became internationally known for pressing charges against the men who gang raped her in 2002 is