Crimes against women in Pakistan: An ongoing cultural shift

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Pakistan is a highly patriarchal society, and took a long time to enact laws for the protection of women. However, in recent years reforms such as the Women’s Protection Bill, Protection Against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act, the Acid and Burn Crime Bill, the Prevention of Anti-Women Practices Act, the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act, and the Criminal Law (Amendment) (Offences in the name or pretext of Honour) Act of 2016, designed to protect women and prosecute ‘honour killings’, have come into law.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
VolumeDecember 2019
Specialist publicationPolicy Forum
PublisherAsia and the Pacific Policy Society
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2019


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