Pakistan: No progress on women's rights

Pakistan: No progress on women's rights

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Index Number: ASA 33/013/1998
Date Published: 31 August 1998
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, Pakistan

Two years after Pakistan ratified The UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women the government has still not brought about the changes in the law and practice required to improve women's rights. This report gives details of the many abuses still suffered by women in Pakistan, ranging from discrimination in education and employment to domestic violence and killings sanctioned under the zina law.


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