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Gender based violence




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Gender based violence

  1. 1. Gender based violence; an analysis on Pakistani law regarding it Ameer hamza 15-NTU-0017 Haseeb Ur Rehman 15-NTU- 0051 M. Abuzar Zaidi 15-NTU-0069
  2. 2. Gender Violence  Gender violence can occur to all the genders including gender diverse individuals, male, female adults and children. For example war is such a circumstance where gender based violence is seen, the general perspective is that men make of vast majority of the combatants on the other hand women, children and old age people form the vast majority of the civilians(the two basic entities of war) cases like pharaoh and Prophet Musa a.s in which all the male new borns were killed just because of a certain threat to the Pharaoh’s rule and Srebrenica massacre in which 8000 men and children were slaughtered just because of the threat they could end up joining the armed forces in Bosnian war.
  3. 3. Country Violence percentage Maldives 20% Pakistan 26% Nepal 28% India 38% Bangladesh 53% Asia Violence against women is a serious concern in Asian countries specially in South Asian region. Some statistics regarding the after-marriage gender violence on women aged 15-49 in South Asian countries are as following:
  4. 4. Gender based violence on Human rights  right to life; important institutional measures.  right to liberty and security of person.  right to equal protection under the law.  right not to be subjected to torture.  right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.  right to equality.  right to be free from all forms of discrimination.  right to just and favorable conditions of work.
  5. 5. Violence against women  “any act of gender based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, 5 sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion, or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.”
  6. 6. National Laws for the Protection of Women The national legal framework contains the following recent pro-women laws and amendments:  The Acid Control and Acid Crime Prevention Act, 2011  Prevention of Anti-Women Practices Act, 2011  Criminal Law (Amendment) (Offense of Rape) Act 2016  Criminal Law (Amendment) (Offences in the name or pretext of Honour) Act, 2016  Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016  Hindu Marriage Act, 2017