Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Pakistan / Edition 2

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Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Pakistan provides an overview of the legal and practical changes which have been introduced to improve the deteriorating condition of women in Pakistan. The book presents a critical analysis of the continuous and increasing misinterpretations of the principles of Islam through legal acceptance, and discusses laws which have been recently changed and have an effect on women's lives, including the Criminal Procedure Code 1898, the Pakistan Penal Code 1860, and introduction of the death penalty for gang-rape.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195478815
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/15/2010
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Rashida Patel was an eminent lawyer, an advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and an active member of the legal fraternity. She was among Pakistan's foremost leaders for reforms and a human rights activist, was deeply concerned with the conditions of life of the underprivileged, and worked for the uplift of the status of women in Pakistan. Patel was the Standing Counsel for the Government of Pakistan, Chairperson of the Pakistan Women's Legal Rights Committee to recommend legal reforms, Vice President of the All Pakistan Women Association (APWA), and founder Life Patron of Pakistan Women Lawyers' Association (PAWLA) in which capacity she oversaw the legal aid and awareness projects and formulated reforms for PAWLA's law reforms activities. She died on 21 December 2009.

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Table of Contents

List of Annexures Background Preface
1. Violence Against Women
2. The Menace of Honour Killing
3. Nuptial Concerns
4. Divorce
5. Reproductive Rights Glossary

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