State of Women Rights in Pakistan

State of Women Rights in Pakistan

  • Submitted By: Asad12123
  • Date Submitted: 05/14/2013 3:46 AM
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State of Women Rights in Pakistan
1. Introduction
2. Women rights in the light of Islam
3. Women rights in the light of Constitution
4. Causes of violation of women rights in Pakistan
A. Cultural and traditional causes
• Patriarchal society
• Feudal system
• Tribal culture
• Parallel justice system
• Heinous customs
a. Swara and vanni
b. Marriage with Quran
c. Kara-kari
B. Social causes
• High Illiteracy
• High Violence against women
• Deplorable health level
C. Economic causes
• Dependence on male
• Female unemployment
D. Legal causes
• Discriminatory law
a. Hudood ordinance
b. Qanoo –e- Shahdat
c. Qisas and Diyat ordinance
E. Religious causes
• Narrow view hold by Ulmas
• Lack of understanding of Islam
F. Political cause
• Weak governance

5. Impact of the causes
A. On the image of the country
B. On the future generation
C. On the society
6. Is there any ray of hope? Yes
A. Recent efforts of the successive governments
• Protection of Women Rights Bill
a. Protection of women against Qasaf Punishment
b. Protection of women under PPc
c. Intervention of session court
• Prevention of Anti-women Practices Bill
a. Prevention of Vanni and Swara
b. Prevention of deprivation of inheritance
c. Prevention of forced marriage
d. Prevention of marriage with Quran
• Prevention of Harassment of women at Work Place Bill
B. Efforts of NGOs
1. Aurat Foundation
2. Women Action Forum
7. Suggestions
A. Land reforms
B. Education reforms
C. Abolition of parallel justice system
D. Women empowerment
E. Adherence to constitutional and Quranic provisions
F. Annulment of misogynistic laws
G. Proper enforcement of new laws
8. Conclusion


West always raise fingers on suppressed women rights in Pakistan but before discussing whether women have the rights or not in Pakistan we should first understand that what actually the rights of women are.


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