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Rida Tahir
Rida Tahir

  • December 23, 2023

    Helping the poor access justice

    What happens when an accused is brought before the magistrate who sends him/her to physical or judicial custody? S/he faces torture or physical...

  • December 19, 2023

    HARASSMENT AT THE WORKPLACE

    About 93 per cent of working women in Pakistan acknowledge facing workplace harassment....

  • November 20, 2023

    For every child, every right

    This image shows children sitting in a classroom. — AFP/FileChildren are not just our future, they are our present too, which is why World...

  • October 31, 2023

    PECA and children; Part - II

    This representational image shows a person using a mobile phone. — AFP/FileThe court has also been tasked with responsibilities under the 2023...

  • October 30, 2023

    PECA and children Part - I

    A representational image shows teenagers using their phones. — AFP/FileIn today’s world, children face new unconventional challenges posed by...

  • September 24, 2023

    How to protect children

    Sexual violence is a heinous crime and a serious human rights violation. A report by the NGO, Sahil, reveals that from January to June 2023, a total...

  • August 20, 2023

    Murder, not honour

    Pakistan has been grappling with the issue of gender-related killings on the pretext of ‘honour’ for years. Only recently, a man took his...

  • July 28, 2023

    The essence of justice

    Custodial torture is endemic in Pakistan. In November 2022, Pakistan reached a significant milestone when it passed the Torture and Custodial Death ...

  • June 22, 2023

    It’s a biased world

    Gender bias is a pervasive problem worldwide and Pakistan is no exception. Gender biased social norms can be defined as ‘the undervaluation of...

  • June 01, 2023

    How to handle a rape case

    The police force is a key component of the criminal justice system . A criminal case proceeds to the court process after a first information report ...

  • April 29, 2023

    How does a sexual violence trial work?

    The Ministry of Law and Justice has recently notified the Anti-Rape Rules 2022 under the Anti-Rape Act 2021.A trial starts once the police submit...

  • April 10, 2023

    Unprotected by law

    Child labour in domestic work is a widespread phenomenon across Pakistan. One in every four households in Pakistan employs a child in domestic work,...

  • March 27, 2023

    Anti-rape crises cells: rules and beyond

    The Ministry of Law and Justice has recently notified the Anti-Rape Rules 2022 under the Anti-Rape Act 2021.Let us travel through time and...

  • March 07, 2023

    Senseless punishment

    Corporal punishment is regularly used to discipline children in Pakistan. The latest report by Zindagi Trust reveals some shocking stats: about 75...

  • January 26, 2023

    Redressal for sexual violence survivors

    The conviction rate in cases of sexual violence increased from three per cent to 16 per cent during 2022-2023. Data suggests that the reporting rate...

  • December 31, 2022

    Rights, the law and 2022

    As 2022 comes to an end, it is important to review developments in human rights legislations enacted by the parliament of Pakistan. While it is...

  • November 20, 2022

    Acid violence

    Acid violence is an extreme form of gender-based violence . It affects women and girls disproportionally. According to the Acid Survivors Trust...

  • October 29, 2022

    Laws, protocols and trafficking

    Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking either as a point of origin, transit or destination, and Pakistan is not an exception....

  • September 20, 2022

    The climate IDP

    Internally displaced persons remain among the most vulnerable people in the world. The Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement define IDPs as...

  • August 06, 2022

    The state and the disappeared

    Enforced disappearances, also known as involuntary disappearances, are a persistent problem across Pakistan. It has been revealed by the Commission...

  • June 24, 2022

    Getting away with torture

    There is an absence of law that explicitly criminalizes and prevents police brutality and custodial torture with serious penal consequences, in a...

  • May 31, 2022

    A question of safety

    There has recently been a significant debate on unsafe abortions and their consequences throughout the world since a document of the draft judgment...

  • April 23, 2022

    Human rights agenda

    Throughout Pakistan’s turbulent political history, no prime minister has been able to perform his/her duties for a full term. The recurring...

  • March 20, 2022

    Online GBV

    In the backdrop of the Covid pandemic, online and offline lives have become more integrated. As a result, online or technology-facilitated...

  • February 19, 2022

    Redefining harassment

    Empowering women in the economy is central to realising women’s rights and eliminating gender inequality. Women’s economic empowerment can only...

  • January 17, 2022

    Intimate partner violence

    Intimate partner violence is one of the most common forms of violence against women and girls. It includes psychological, emotional, physical, and...

  • December 15, 2021

    GBV is preventable

    Gender-based violence is a global issue that affects individuals across all socio-economic backgrounds throughout the world.GBV covers multiple...

  • November 20, 2021

    Advancing children’s rights

    Thirty-two years ago, on November 20, the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child . This historic convention granted...

  • October 30, 2021

    Reporting child abuse

    It is often said that children make ‘perfect’ victims for perpetrators. This is because they are unable to protect themselves due to their level...

  • September 11, 2021

    Special courts and sexual violence

    In the backdrop of the Lahore motorway rape case, President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi exercised his presidential powers under Clause of Article 89...

  • July 30, 2021

    SGBV and the police

    Sexual and gender-based violence cases have been rapidly rising at an alarming rate in Pakistan, a country that ranks as the sixth most dangerous...

  • June 16, 2021

    Women police and VAWG

    The Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated violence against women and girls throughout the world. In Pakistan, a country that ranks 164th among 167...