Domestic Violence


Parliamentarians and Civil Society Vow to End to Violence against Women

ISLAMABAD (12th December 2017): A dialogue between parliamentarians and civil society activists on women protection laws was organised on Tuesday to mark the international 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign. The event titled ‘Dialogue between Parliamentarians and Civil Society on the Status of Women Protection Laws was organised by Oxfam in collaboration with Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (WPC), Bedari and Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Studies (PIPS). Speaking at the event, Oxfam Country Director Mohammed Qazilbash said that for 16 Days of Activism, Oxfam in Pakistan has chosen the theme ‘Domestic Violence Hurts Us All’ because Oxfam views violence against […]


Proposed Domestic Violence Bill in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will also address intimate partner violence among transgender

by Blue Veins While domestic violence affects people with any gender identity, the transgender women can find themselves at especially high risk. Certain unique factors may play into this high risk. For example, transgender women might have been rejected by their families or subjected to emotional abuse as children and teens. Early trauma may make them more likely to experience domestic violence later in life, and make them less likely to have family members they can turn to for support. Transgender women survivors of intimate partner violence face pervasive and unique barriers, but know there is hope as the Khyber […]


What is wrong with KP Domestic Violence Bill, 2016

by Safeer Ullah Khan with inputs from Benazir Jatoi and Valerie Khan   Bad laws are more dangerous than no law at all Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is the only province that does not have a law that deals with domestic violence. Though a bill was prepared a year ago, but the coalition of right wing parties that rule the province unnecessarily sent this bill for review by Council of Islamic Ideology (CII). I say ‘unnecessarily’ because provincial assemblies are not legally/constitutionally bound to get CII’s opinion on any bill. It is interesting to note that in the four years of the […]