Pakistan

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 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.
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.
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.
Women are given in marriage to hostile families as compensation for a relative's crime in a practise called "swara" in Pashtun, parts of Afghanistan and the NWFP, and "vanni" in the Punjab. Although officially outlawed in Pakistan, the custom prevails.
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