[Pakistan] Gender-based violence: ‘Make violence against women cognizable offence’

[Pakistan] Gender-based violence: ‘Make violence against women cognizable offence’

Shamsul Islam – Express Tribune – Thursday, 29 November 2012 FAISALABAD:Participants of a rally taken out to condemn violence against women urged the government to pass legislation against domestic violence and violence perpetuated by the state machinery to make it a cognisable offence.   The rally, Protect Women against Violence, was taken out by the […]

Bill in PA (Pakistan) on women’s ownership rights

Bill in PA (Pakistan) on women’s ownership rights

Bureau Report – Dawn – Monday, 01 January 2012 (originally published 30 Dec) PESHAWAR, Dec 29: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly will legislate to protect and secure the right of ownership of women of their movable and immovable property. Pakistan People’s Party MPA Noor Sahar introduced “The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Enforcement of Women Ownership Rights Bill, 2011” […]

Women’s Prisons – A Global State of Crisis

Women’s Prisons – A Global State of Crisis

LYS ANZIA –  WNN Features “The strategy used in women’s prisons now is one of humiliation rather than rehabilitation,” said Jane Evelyn Atwood in her 2007 Amnesty International video documentary, “Too Much Time.” For nine years, Atwood photographed and documented the conditions for women in 40 women’s prisons worldwide including the US, Europe and Eastern […]