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Sept. 29, 2020, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

"However, Pakistan's penal code criminalizes same-sex sexual conduct, placing men who have sex with men and transgender women at risk of police abuse, and other violence and discrimination" (para 33).
Sept. 29, 2020, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Women, religious minorities, and transgender people continued to face violence, discrimination, and persecution, with authorities often failing to provide adequate protection or hold perpetrators accountable" (para 3).
Sept. 29, 2020, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-1

"On September 1, Saluhddin Ayubi in Rahim Yar Khan district, Punjab was arrested for robbing a cash machine and soon died in custody. His family claimed Ayubi, who had a mental health condition, had been tortured to death by the police. A forensic report subsequently corroborated the torture claims" (para 27). "In June 2019, Pakistan's Supreme Court halted the execution of Ghulam Abbas, a prisoner with a psychosocial disability who had spent more than 13 years on death row" (para 31).
Sept. 29, 2020, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The Sindh provincial cabinet approved a new law in August providing the right of women agricultural workers to have a written contract, minimum wage, welfare benefits, and gender parity in wages. The law marked the first time that Pakistan recognized the right of women agricultural workers to unionize" (para 18).
Sept. 29, 2020, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Women, religious minorities, and transgender people continued to face violence, discrimination, and persecution, with authorities often failing to provide adequate protection or hold perpetrators accountable" (para 3). "While numerous cases of violence against women and girls highlighted the difficulty survivors face getting justice, authorities succeeded in enforcing some key reforms" (para 15).
Sept. 29, 2020, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"In May, Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman who had spent eight years on death row for blasphemy, was released and allowed to rejoin her family in Canada. The Pakistan Supreme Court had acquitted Aasia in October 2018, but she had remained in custody due to nationwide protests by religious groups" (para 5). "However, Pakistan's penal code criminalizes same-sex sexual conduct, placing men who have sex with men and transgender women at risk of police abuse, and other violence and discrimination" (para 33).
Sept. 29, 2020, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-3, MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"In August, in an important enforcement of laws to prosecute so-called 'honor killings' , the parents of Qandeel Baloch, a Pakistani social media celebrity who was murdered by her brothers in July 2016, were denied their request to 'pardon' the perpetrators. After Qandeel's murder, the parliament passed a law closing the pardon loophole used by families to protect perpetrators. However, very few cases of honor killings were prosecuted" (para 16).
Sept. 29, 2020, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-DATA-2

"Early marriage remains a serious problem, with 21 ercent of girls in Pakistan marrying before the age of 18, according to UNICEF" (para 19).
Sept. 29, 2020, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Over 5 million primary-school-age children are out of school, most of them girls, for reasons including lack of schools in their areas, child marriage, and gender discrimination" (para 20).
Sept. 29, 2020, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"A number of women and girls were trafficked to China and sold as 'brides'" (para 19).
Sept. 29, 2020, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"In May, authorities registered a criminal case for inciting violence and defaming state institutions against Gulalai Ismail, a women's rights activist and Pashtun leader, following protests against the rape and murder of a 10-year-old girl in Islamabad. After months in hiding, Ismail fled to the US, where she sought asylum" (para 11).
Sept. 29, 2020, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"In August, the national assembly's standing committee on law and justice rejected a bill proposing to fix the minimum age of marriage of girls at 18" (para 19).
Sept. 29, 2020, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"In July, the Supreme Court of Pakistan held that in cases of acid attacks, a mercy petition filed by the victim forgiving the perpetrator cannot be allowed because it constitutes 'extreme cruelty'" (para 17).
Sept. 29, 2020, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"According to local groups, at least 65 transgender women have been killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province since 2015. In January, a transgender woman was killed in Karak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after being attacked on her way back from a music concert. In July, police in Sahiwal district, Punjab, found the bodies of two transgender women who had been tortured to death. In August, Honey, a transgender woman, was shot and killed in Manshera district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Activists allege that authorities had not brought perpetrators to account" (para 32). "On April 30, two unidentified assailants killed a female polio worker in Chaman, Balochistan" (para 35).
Sept. 29, 2020, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Human Rights Watch received several credible reports of intimidation, harassment, and surveillance of various NGOs by government authorities. The government used the 'Regulation of INGOs in Pakistan' policy to impede the registration and functioning of international humanitarian and human rights groups" (para 10).
Sept. 28, 2020, 11:04 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MISA-DATA-2

In Pakistan, the incidence of alcohol abuse disorders is 0.6% among men and 0.1% among women.
Sept. 7, 2020, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: East Timor, Egypt, Lesotho, Macedonia, Malawi, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Serbia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Taiwan
Variables: ISSA-SCALE-1

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Sept. 5, 2020, 5:02 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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Sept. 5, 2020, 5:02 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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Sept. 5, 2020, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, D R Congo, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-SCALE-1

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Aug. 29, 2020, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

According to Table 1 from scholars Peltzer, Pengpid, and James, 28.8% of undergraduate students surveyed in Pakistan reported using skin lighteners in the past 12 months. This includes 17.9% of men, and 36.6% of women.
Aug. 26, 2020, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-2

“The table titled, “What Style of Dress is Appropriate for Women in Public”, shows that 3% of surveyed Pakistanis believe that it is most appropriate for women to completely cover their face with a burqa while in public, and 32% believe women should cover their face, except their eyes, with a Niqab while in public” (1).
Aug. 26, 2020, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

“The survey treated the question of women’s dress as a visual preference. Each respondent was given a card depicting six styles of women’s headdress and asked to choose the woman most appropriately outfitted for a public place. Although no labels were included on the card, the styles ranged from a fully-hooded burqa (woman #1) and niqab (#2) to the less conservative hijab (women #4 and #5). There was also the option of a woman wearing no head covering of any type…In Pakistan, there is an even split (31% vs. 32%) between woman #3 and woman #2, who is wearing a niqab that exposes only her eyes, while nearly a quarter...more
Aug. 10, 2020, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

“Almost half of forced marriages involving Britons come from the Pakistani community” (para 1). “Nineteen-year-old ‘Nazia’ is typical of the young people helped by Sach. She was brought to Pakistan from the UK by her parents, ostensibly for a holiday. But when she arrived, they asked her to marry her cousin. When she refused, Ms Salimi said, ‘She was kept in solitary confinement for a couple of days without food.’ When she still refused to marry him, they gave her an overdose of pills, so that it would appear that she had taken her own life. However, her boyfriend in the UK had grown suspicious when he had not heard...more
Aug. 10, 2020, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

“Almost half of forced marriages involving Britons come from the Pakistani community. Amid calls from charities for the government to do more to keep track of how many children are forced into marriage during school holidays, a shelter in Pakistan is providing refuge for some of those who have managed to escape. At a secret address in Islamabad surrounded by security, Khalina Salimi runs a refuge that has become a lifeline to girls and boys who have escaped forced marriage in Pakistan. Ms Salimi is the director of Sach (Struggle for Change) - and she and her team of caseworkers deal with the rescue, rehabilitation and repatriation of girls and...more
Aug. 10, 2020, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

“Ms Salimi says the children do love their parents and are often confused that they are being forced to marry against their will. ‘They might say, for example: 'My dad is really good to me and provides me with a good education - but then why is he not letting me study further, why is he pushing me to marry a boy who is illiterate, who is not compatible?’’” (para 21-22).
Aug. 10, 2020, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-8

“Nineteen-year-old ‘Nazia’ is typical of the young people helped by Sach. She was brought to Pakistan from the UK by her parents, ostensibly for a holiday. But when she arrived, they asked her to marry her cousin. When she refused, Ms Salimi said, ‘She was kept in solitary confinement for a couple of days without food.’ When she still refused to marry him, they gave her an overdose of pills, so that it would appear that she had taken her own life. However, her boyfriend in the UK had grown suspicious when he had not heard from her - and contacted the police” (para 10-12).
Aug. 10, 2020, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

“Ms Salimi, a sociologist, set up Sach in 1994. Initially the victims were too scared to come and seek their help - now they receive thousands of calls annually” (para 9). Sach is a team of caseworkers that work to rescue, rehability, and repatriate girls and boys from forced marriages around the world (ERD- CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 10, 2020, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

“Nineteen-year-old ‘Nazia’ is typical of the young people helped by Sach. She was brought to Pakistan from the UK by her parents, ostensibly for a holiday. But when she arrived, they asked her to marry her cousin. When she refused, Ms Salimi said, ‘She was kept in solitary confinement for a couple of days without food.’ When she still refused to marry him, they gave her an overdose of pills, so that it would appear that she had taken her own life. However, her boyfriend in the UK had grown suspicious when he had not heard from her - and contacted the police” (para 10-12). “The organisation [Sach] has been...more
Aug. 2, 2020, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-1, PHBP-PRACTICE-2

“The ridicule started at age 6. Classmates would bully Fatima Lodhi, taunting her and other darker students with derogatory names. It got worse as she got older. In high school, she was nominated for the "Makeover Required" category in her high school in Islamabad, Pakistan. And in graduate school, fellow students would yell "let's paint her white" whenever she crossed their paths. "All this was done by my light-skinned fellows, just to make me feel bad," said Lodhi, a 28-year-old early childhood educator who started the anti-colorism campaign Dark is Divine in 2013. The campaign conducts classes online and in schools on media literacy, confidence-building and inclusion, with the goal...more