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June 12, 2018, 7:20 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"Despite recruiting more women amongst its ranks, there is no shift in attitude or gender sensitization within the police force" (para 4).
June 12, 2018, 7:20 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Consequently, most violence against women goes unreported, with victims fearing further victimization at the hands of the police" (para 5). "Police often refuse to register rape complaints by women, particularly if the complaint implicates an officer" (para 7).
June 12, 2018, 7:20 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Consequently, most violence against women goes unreported, with victims fearing further victimization at the hands of the police" (para 5).
June 12, 2018, 7:20 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"A video has recently surfaced in Pakistan, where a contingent of police officers can be seen baton charging a group of unarmed women mill workers protesting in Muzaffargarh, Punjab. The scuffle occurred inside the district court of Muzaffargarh in broad daylight, yet the judicial officer never took any action against the erring police officers, nor was any police officer suspended for transcending his authority" (para 1). "In particular, religious minorities, women and children suffer the wrath of the police the most. It is tragic that those to be protected by the police become its victims. This is largely because policing in a security state is not about protecting the weak,...more
June 12, 2018, 7:20 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"Constituting 52 percent of Pakistan’s population, women in the country…" (para 3).
May 12, 2018, 9:42 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"After the death of Qandeel Baloch [in 2016], Pakistan’s legislature approved a bill suggesting that the state will become complainant against the killers instead of family members in cases related to honor killing. For years, the family members of the victim had the liberty to pardon the killer, however, with the recent legislation, a mandatory life sentence was proposed for the murderer. Even then only a judge can decide whether a murder can be equated to a crime of honor or not, virtually meaning that a culprit can walk free for explaining a motive other than honor." In other words, if the murderer says he did not kill for reasons...more
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2012-13 DHS survey of Pakistan, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 96.1%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 3.5%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 0.2%. The percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 3.4%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 3.4%. According to a 1990-91 DHS survey, the...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"High number of mothers continue to be denied this right as maternal mortality rates showed an increase in 2015 from 2014. Globally, Pakistan’s ranking in the Mother Mortality Ratio (MMR) slipped to 149 from 147 — just ahead of Afghanistan — according to the State of the World’s Mothers 2015 report by Save the Children. The MMR has remained on the higher end at 170/1000 deaths, far from the MDG 2 target of 140/1000 deaths" (para 6).
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"Provincial assemblies, meanwhile, have made some strides in bringing about legislation ensuring justice for women — including the Sindh Early Marriage Restraint Act, 2013" (para 4).
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"In the past few decades, Pakistan has signed and ratified many significant UN conventions and covenants, only to fall far short when it comes to implementation or amending local laws to bring them in conformity with international standards" (para 5).
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, LR-DATA-1

"While literacy remains an insurmountable challenge, with few improvements recorded since devolution to the provinces, female illiteracy in rural areas has a further impact on the low status of women — making them even more vulnerable to exploitation and violence" (para 6).
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: GDI-DATA-1

"The Gender Gap Index 2015 ranked Pakistan 2nd from the bottom among 145 countries" (para 1).
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"However, the repercussions of denying women the right over their body or reproductive rights are not even being considered. Poverty, poor health and illiteracy make almost 50pc of the country’s population who are not full participants in the realm of socio-economic development. The low status of women, in fact, deprives the state of realising the full productive potential of half the population" (para 6).
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"The broad areas of the SDGs are fighting poverty, inequality and injustice, and handling the fallout from climate change" (para 4).
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Pakistan has also committed itself to meeting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the objective of building on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). While all 17 have an impact on women since they form 50pc of the world’s population, SDGs 5 specifically covers gender equality and women’s empowerment. In fact, at a meeting of world leaders in New York on September 27, 2015, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was among those who were vociferous in making firm commitments to meet the goal of gender equality" (para 3).
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"The past year, if anything, has seen a rise in violence against women. Many cases, particularly of honour killings, have hit the headlines due to either the level of brutality or the identity of the victim. Till the writing of this article, the much publicised law against honour killings promising to make the crime non-compoundable has not been presented in the National Assembly" (para 4).
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"Pakistan ratified CEDAW in 1996: two decades later, it is far from implementation" (para 1). "When Pakistan finally ratified the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1996, there was sufficient optimism. Women’s rights activists saw the development as a significant victory for women. However, two decades later, the articles of CEDAW are far from being implemented" (para 7).
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"Political participation, for example, is one area where, apart from poor progress, impediments are actually placed to prevent women from playing an active role in the democratic process" (para 7).
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-2

"This process has unfolded before each Universal Periodic Review conducted by the Human Rights Council at the United Nations, where Pakistan’s representatives try and put up a brave front in defending the country’s human rights record. Meanwhile, the Gender Gap Index 2015 ranked Pakistan second from the last among 145 countries in terms of the prevalence of gender-based disparities" (para 3).
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"Violence against women, because of the nature of violation, continues to be the most reported issue when it comes to media coverage of women. However, little attention is given to the other insurmountable challenges women face in their daily lives" (para 5).
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Provincial assemblies, meanwhile, have made some strides in bringing about legislation ensuring justice for women — including the Sindh Early Marriage Restraint Act, 2013 and the Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act, 2016" (para 4).
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"In fact, apart from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which chose to send its draft bill on domestic violence to the Council of Islamic Ideology for approval, other provinces have legislated to make domestic violence a crime" (para 4).
Dec. 13, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"More than a dozen members of an “honor council” near the Pakistani towns of Makol and Dunga Gali, outside of Abbottabad, have been arrested for immolating a 16-year-old girl, according to a local police chief" (para 2). “The jirga members… decided to punish the girl in a novel way so no one in future can dare to marry without consent of their parents and give a bad name to the village" (para 5). "The case was popularized in part by Abdullah Khan of the Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies, who posted an account of the murder on Facebook and tweeted an image of the girl’s body" (para 6)....more
Dec. 13, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-6

"“The jirga members… decided to punish the girl in a novel way so no one in future can dare to marry without consent of their parents and give a bad name to the village" (para 5). “Love marriage is quite frequent in our village and jirgas always helped in resolving disputes" (para 14).
Dec. 13, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"The case was popularized in part by Abdullah Khan of the Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies, who posted an account of the murder on Facebook and tweeted an image of the girl’s body" (para 6). "Khan’s photo of the burnt body went viral, and the case was picked up by local media, police, and even a member of the Provincial Assembly" (para 9).
Dec. 13, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"A gangrape case in Pakistan has been allegedly settled for 1,200kg of wheat by local elders, highlighting the grave travesty of justice in the country" (para 1).
Dec. 13, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"Pakistani courts have declared jirga system as illegal and their decisions as non-binding but such jirgas are held in remote areas" (para 9).
Dec. 13, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-2

"A gangrape case in Pakistan has been allegedly settled for 1,200kg of wheat by local elders, highlighting the grave travesty of justice in the country" (para 1). "The victim's father said that following the registration of the case and the subsequent arrest of the main suspect, he was forced to settle the dispute through the 'jirga', a traditional system of settling disputes through tribal elders, and was promised a compensation of 1,200kg of wheat" (para 3).
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those aged 10 and older, 72.4% of those employed by agriculture were women, 12.6% of those employed by industry were women, and 15% of those employed by services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those aged 10 and older, 72.4% of those employed by agriculture were women, 12.6% of those employed by industry were women, and 15% of those employed by services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)