Rape


Uks holds Webinar on Reporting Rape

Press Release by Uks Research, Resource & Publication Center, Islamabad Islamabad: Decmeber 9, 2020: Uks Research, Resource & Publication Center Islamabad and World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) Global jointly organized a webinar on the topic of Will the media start reporting rape? observing International Human Rights Day. Having renowned journalists, media practitioners and human rights activists on the platform. The purpose of the webinar was to have a debate with participants on the mismatch of media’s reporting on rape cases with the actual rape incidents happening.   Anchoring the webinar Executive Director of Uks research Ms. Tasneem Ahmar drew […]


Anti-rape legislation – some recommendations

Wajahat Ali Malik To curtail the number of rape incidents in the country, the federal cabinet has recently approved two anti-rape ordinances: the Anti-Rape (Investigation and Trial) Ordinance 2020; and the Pakistan Penal Code (Amendment) Ordinance 2020. The new legislation will change the basic definition of rape as provided in Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) 1860 and shall award exemplary punishments to rapists in the form of chemical castration and hanging. It also provides protection to victims of gang-rape and to transgender rape victims. The proposed law further prohibits the controversial “two-finger” test. The cabinet committee on Disposal of Legislative Cases […]