Pakistan

Shirkat Gah, WLUML Asia regional coordination office have launched their new website which contains information about their programmes, research, ongoing activities, publications, action alerts, documentation centre and network linkages.
Women no longer need to produce four witnesses when filing rape charges or fear they might be convicted of adultery, yet the Bill is accompanied by an anti-lewdness clause and the Hudood Ordinance will operate alongside the civil procedure.
Après plusieurs tentatives, le Pakistan a assoupli mercredi sa législation islamique controversée sur le viol des femmes et l'adultère, malgré la vive opposition des fondamentalistes, une refonte défendue par le gouvernement du président Pervez Musharraf.
Women’s Action Forum (WAF) welcomes the abolition of the punishments of stoning to death and whipping through the ‘Protection of Women Bill’ passed by the National Assembly on November 15th, 2006.
The Women's Action Forum (WAF) has thanked the political parties and individuals who advocated the amendment of Hudood laws and praised those who had categorically stated their commitment to repealing the Hudood Ordinance altogether.
A delegation from the Pakistani Women's Commission today said it was putting pressure on the government for enacting laws that would not let the perpetrators of honour crimes get away.
A WLUML networker responds to recent news that the provincial assembly of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) passed the Hasba Bill to suppress vice, with a unit led by a cleric and a police force to implement its orders.
The National Assembly passed the Protection of Women (Criminal Laws Amendment) Bill to reform Pakistan’s rape laws which includes several amendments to sections 7, 8, 9 and 12 of the draft, as proposed by a committee of religious scholars.
Pakistan's national assembly has voted to amend the country's strict Sharia laws on rape and adultery.
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