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Sept. 22, 2021, 6:25 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"On 7 September 2020, a woman was gang-raped in front of her children on the Lahore-Sialkot motorway. The incident sparked a public outrage amongst the populace of Pakistan, with calls for public hangings. Though initially the conviction process was drenched in victim-blaming and incompetence, recently, the Lahore anti-terrorism court (ATC) sentenced the abusers to death and life imprisonment. Yet, little influence has been witnessed in the sexual assault ratio of Pakistan, since deterioration in cases has not been observed. Proving how, despite calls of public-hangings, the womenfolk of Pakistan is unsafe. The uncanny essence of Pakistani society is that women are under the consistent menace of sexual assault, yet there...more
Sept. 22, 2021, 6:25 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"On 7 September 2020, a woman was gang-raped in front of her children on the Lahore-Sialkot motorway. The incident sparked a public outrage amongst the populace of Pakistan, with calls for public hangings. Though initially the conviction process was drenched in victim-blaming and incompetence, recently, the Lahore anti-terrorism court (ATC) sentenced the abusers to death and life imprisonment. Yet, little influence has been witnessed in the sexual assault ratio of Pakistan, since deterioration in cases has not been observed. Proving how, despite calls of public-hangings, the womenfolk of Pakistan is unsafe" (para 1). "Pakistan emerged on the grounds of providing Muslims and remaining deprived minorities of British India with a...more
Sept. 22, 2021, 6:25 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The harsh reality is that; harassment threats directly challenge the potential of young Pakistani girls. Numerous individuals refuse to procure education and execute jobs due to the realm of harassment possibility; as, harassers can linger in the form of professors, employers, religious teachers, and numerous other possibilities. With that said, changing the mindset of a conservative society, and educating potential rapists can be a slow and gradual process. Public hangings are exceedingly inefficient too, there is underreporting of data, and police corruption prevails widely. Henceforth, it is crucial to generate preventive conversations with adolescents at a young age. The fact of the matter is that children can encounter predators in...more
Sept. 22, 2021, 6:25 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The uncanny essence of Pakistani society is that women are under the consistent menace of sexual assault, yet there is a persistent disgrace affiliated with initiating conversations penetrating towards its prevention. The traces of this stigma can be associated with misinterpreting religious texts and deep-rooted exploitative cultural norms. However, there is a critical need for destigmatizing sexual assault conversations; as prevention-orientated strategies can be discussed and implemented by adolescent females. With ignorance on such topics, they are subject to predators cashing on their vulnerability and absence of awareness" (para 2). "...According to Sahil’s 2019 annual report, approximately 10 children are sexually assaulted in Pakistan on a daily basis. In addition,...more
Sept. 22, 2021, 6:25 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"On 7 September 2020, a woman was gang-raped in front of her children on the Lahore-Sialkot motorway. The incident sparked a public outrage amongst the populace of Pakistan, with calls for public hangings. Though initially the conviction process was drenched in victim-blaming and incompetence, recently, the Lahore anti-terrorism court (ATC) sentenced the abusers to death and life imprisonment. Yet, little influence has been witnessed in the sexual assault ratio of Pakistan, since deterioration in cases has not been observed. Proving how, despite calls of public-hangings, the womenfolk of Pakistan is unsafe" (para 1).
Sept. 22, 2021, 6:25 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The harsh reality is that; harassment threats directly challenge the potential of young Pakistani girls. Numerous individuals refuse to procure education and execute jobs due to the realm of harassment possibility; as, harassers can linger in the form of professors, employers, religious teachers, and numerous other possibilities..." (para 4).
Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Rep, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Georgia, Greece, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Malawi, Malta, Mongolia, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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Aug. 27, 2021, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Iran, Jordan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

“The interviews highlighted five cultural areas where being a woman and being a physicist aligned. These areas were religion, social interactions, community goals, femininity, and family life. In Muslim-majority countries, social interactions with the opposite gender are less common and less encouraged than in Western countries. The seven women were mostly educated in gender-segregated classes. As a result, they did not feel out of place in a physics setting because of their gender. The women also noted that when they did interact with men physicists, they did not feel that they had to supress their femininity to have their intellect—and not their appearance—be the focus of the interaction. They put...more
Aug. 27, 2021, 3:07 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Iran, Jordan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

“On family life, the interviews highlighted that the parents of all the study’s participants strongly valued learning and had high expectations of their daughters when it came to education, a factor that the women said influenced their study and career choices. The women also noted no incongruence between practicing religion and working in science, two actions that can be at odds in other cultures. In Muslim cultures, physics is seen as a subject that serves societal goals, such as advancing technology or saving humanity, which align with religious goals” (para 5).
Aug. 27, 2021, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The interviews highlighted five cultural areas where being a woman and being a physicist aligned. These areas were religion, social interactions, community goals, femininity, and family life. In Muslim-majority countries, social interactions with the opposite gender are less common and less encouraged than in Western countries. The seven women were mostly educated in gender-segregated classes. As a result, they did not feel out of place in a physics setting because of their gender. The women also noted that when they did interact with men physicists, they did not feel that they had to supress their femininity to have their intellect—and not their appearance—be the focus of the interaction. They put...more
July 20, 2021, 12:50 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The ‘Demographic and Health Survey 2017’ (Kaplan and Meier estimates) indicates that dropout rate is highest for the poorest two quintiles in secondary education.Further, the Household Income and Expenditure Survey (1990-2018) featuring enrolment trends for both boys and girls in primary and secondary education reveals that girls are severely disadvantaged in initial enrolment levels for poorest quantile, and they drop out faster from grades 5-8"(para 5,6).
July 20, 2021, 12:50 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Ehsaas board meeting has approved the first of its kind Ehsaas’ secondary education conditional cash transfer programme for deserving households to send their children to secondary schools. Children of underprivileged households will be provided conditional cash grants of Rs. 2,500 for boy child and Rs 3,000 per quarter for girl child on fulfillment of 70% attendance in school. All payments will be biometrically made to mothers of children.This was decided in the board meeting chaired by Dr Sania Nishtar. The programme will be rolled out nationwide across all districts w.e.f July[2021]"(para 1-3).
July 14, 2021, 12:38 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Pakistan police have dropped an investigation into three Muslim men accused of kidnapping a Christian girl, 12, before abusing her and chaining her up for five months. Farah Shaheen, now age 13, was abducted from Faisalabad on June 25 and spent over five months in the yard of Muslim man Khizar Hayat, 45, who allegedly raped her. Police rescued the youngster in Faisalabad on December 5 and found cuts from the shackles on her ankles from where she had been bound and forced to work in the man's yard all day clearing animal dung. Authorities dropped the charges against the man after the girl testified she willingly married her abductor....more
July 14, 2021, 12:38 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Human rights groups say an estimated 1,000 Christian and Hindu girls are kidnapped each year and forced to convert to Islam"(para 13).
July 14, 2021, 12:38 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Pakistan police have dropped an investigation into three Muslim men accused of kidnapping a Christian girl, 12, before abusing her and chaining her up for five months. Farah Shaheen, now age 13, was abducted from Faisalabad on June 25 and spent over five months in the yard of Muslim man Khizar Hayat, 45, who allegedly raped her[...]"Her father said: '[She] has told me she was treated like a slave. She was forced to work all day, cleaning filth in a cattle yard. 24-7, she was attached to a chain.' The family say the girl was abducted on June 12 last year and she was raped multiple times.Despite making multiple complaints...more
July 13, 2021, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to police, complaints about teasing in public spaces accounted for 52% of calls, 12% were about sexual harassment and around 36% about domestic violence"(para 11).
July 13, 2021, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"He[Muhammad Ahsan Younas] has also set up a helpline that is operated only by female police officers. Women in Rawalpindi and surrounding areas can call the toll-free 111-276-797 number to report domestic abuse or harassment without having to go to the police station. After the complaint is lodged through the helpline, a female police officer makes an appointment with the complainant"(para 8)."Baig[Amna Baig, a 29-year-old female police official] notes that while the helpline is encouraging more women to lodge a complaint, formal police reports are still rare, as women often succumb to family and social pressures to forgive the culprits, especially when they are family members"(para 12).
July 13, 2021, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"'We don't have many women officers in police stations, but our senior officers go through a rigorous training. At the same time, we need to empower young policewomen, who, I think, are very capable,' Muhammad Ahsan Younas, a deputy inspector general (DIG) for the Rawalpindi city police, told DW.Younas has launched several projects that are led by policewomen. For instance, to encourage women to report cases of harassment and violence, the police station has established a separate unit to deal with complaints"(para 6,7).
July 13, 2021, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Women make up only 1.8% of the country's police force. In the past few years, there has been a modest increase, but gender balance in the police is still a distant dream"(para 5).
July 13, 2021, 12:49 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Research undertaken by CREID partners suggests that the fear of abduction, conversion and disappearance of women who belong to Hindu and Christian minorities is very real, especially in communities already marginalised by poverty, class and caste[...]The critical issue in Pakistan is that the law not only enables the process of these disappearances but in many cases legitimises the new status quo"(para 2,5).
July 13, 2021, 12:49 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Many years ago, in the UK and elsewhere, rape victims also struggled to have the legal system and society recognise that lack of violence does not equate with ‘consent’ and the fact that the person is known to them, even married to them, does not exclude (marital) rape"(para 11)."Again, as Jahangir pointed out: 'Sexual intercourse with a girl below the age of 16 is statutory rape and carries a death sentence or a minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment. There is no defence. Yet in some cases a conversion certificate and a nikahnama influences law enforcement to pardon the abductors'"(para 20)."In Pakistan, the pardoning of the predator means not only...more
July 13, 2021, 12:49 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-6

"Senator Kakar claimed that most cases of forced conversion “have some degree of willingness on the part of the girl”. If these cases are informed by consent, not coercion, then it is the duty of the state and civil society to, in fact, protect the ‘disappearance’ of girls. Senator Kakar, like many others, draws on two justifications for why/how these disappearances are ‘consensual’ rather than coercive:First, the small evidences that the man with whom the girl disappeared is no stranger (such as phone texts), and secondly, absence of evidence of physical force in her signing the marriage contract. These are the claims that activists and communities really struggle within their...more
July 13, 2021, 12:49 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"Currently, Section 498-B of the Pakistan Penal Code makes it illegal to forcibly marry a girl against her will, and those convicted are liable to imprisonment from three to seven years and a fine of Rs 500,000, or both"(para 17).
June 21, 2021, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"As the United Nations took steps to institutionalize WPS concerns, many member states developed National Action Plans (NAP) to implement UNSC Resolution 1325. As of November 2016, according to the International League for Peace and Women (PeaceWomen), sixty-three member nations had developed one. A civil-society effort in Pakistan attempted to do so after the tenth resolution’s tenth anniversary in 2010 but the project stalled" (para 8). This suggests that Pakistan does not have a WPS national action plan (RAO-CODER COMMENT).
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

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June 11, 2021, 10:32 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"'The Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan declares that it does not consider itself bound by paragraph 1 of article 29 of the Convention'" (para 60).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 69% of births in Pakistan were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 47).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .11 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Pakistan" (p 47).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Pakwastan was 6.7 per 10,000 population" (p 62).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Pakwastan was 6.7 per 10,000 population" (p 62).