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Title: Women, violence and conflict in Pakistan
Authors: International Crisis Group
Keywords: women's rights; crimes against women; violence against women; social problems; human rights; political activity; Pakistan
Issue Date: Apr-2015
Publisher: International Crisis Group
Citation: https://d2071andvip0wj.cloudfront.net/265-women-violence-and-conflict-in-pakistan.pdf
Description: "Eight years into its democratic transition, violence against women is still endemic in Pakistan, amid a climate of impunity and state inaction. Discriminatory legislation and a dysfunctional criminal justice system have put women at grave risk. Targeted by violent extremists with an overt agenda of gender repression, women's security is especially threatened in the conflict zones in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). On 8 March, International Women's Day, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vowed that his government would take all necessary legislative and administrative steps to protect and empower women. If this pledge was in earnest, his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government should end institutionalised violence and discrimination against women, including by repealing unjust laws, countering extremist threats, particularly in KPK and FATA, and involving women and their specially relevant perspectives in design of state policies directly affecting their security, including strategies to deal with violent extremist groups"
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2451/36747
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