Laws are outdated and need to be aligned with the current issues and scenarios
Non-Muslim minorities do not have/are personal laws outdated.
Girl marriage, divorce, child guardianship, inheritance etc.
Directly affect women due to the social environment in Pakistan; which places women in a socially inferior and vulnerable position.
Amendments to the
Anti – Women Practices
Law is silent to deal with specifically systems of Jirgas and other illegal parallel legal system
issues relating to warrants and compoundability of the law that has resulted in making it difficult to stop such customs from occurring in time; this should be taken into a legislative action against anyone involved in such systems
Law of acid crimes
To combat easy and cheap access to corrosive substances used in acid crimes
Law punishing perpetrators of acid violence exists; a law outlawing and making it difficult to access different forms of corrosive substance must also be made.
Provincial Commission on Status of the Women (PCSW)
In lines with National Commission on Status of Women 2012 (NCSW); there is need to form at provincial level to support the government
Alignment of law in KP must be improved in line with the NCSW 2012 law
Prioritization & mainstreaming women in respective sphere of life
As there is no such aw on internal trafficking and regulation of data on trafficking
Dealing with cases where the authorities encounter cases of trafficking, resulting in mis-reporting, mis-management and the lack of capturing accurately capturing and dealing with the issue
Laws on sexual violence
Revision of laws on sexual violence, SoPs for police and medico-legal centers for dealing with such cases etc.
The law remains silent on issues relating to incest, child molestation and a number of other issues.
Procedural gaps remain as well as inadequate handling of such cases.
Increase in incidents of sexual violence
A comprehensive approach to combat this issue
Law on honour crime
The present law of honour crime has gaps which results to weak implementation of the law and allow perpetrators impunity; hence amendment be passed accordingly
Horrific form of violence against women
Home based workers
At present, no protection to informal workers and home-based workers in the form of a policy and legislation.
Social and labour protection to informal workers and home-based workers
Recognition of such entities
in the Local
National, Provincial Assemblies, Senate & in
Increase in women’s quotas and reserved seats to 33%
Amendment in the Political Parties Act to ensure 10% party tickets to women on general seats in addition to reserved seats quota
To ensure a viable majority of women at all levels of government
Focus on the criminalization of law as opposed to just the response and rehabilitation
Laws on domestic violence must be passed in all provinces
Increase in domestic violence against women
Laws on Child marriages
Amendment in the Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929 to increase the age of marriage of the girl child; given over-arching effect; increase punishments and improve modes of punishment
A draft is ready for Punjab; needs to pursue
For Sindh, Nikha nama needs to be amended, CNIC attachment with nikha nama should be mandatory
Early child marriages
girls are affected badly; and it leads to domestic violence against girls
At present, punishment is very lower, a meager amount just PKR 1,000.
Enabling Acts for International Conventions
Getting enable laws passed to enforce the acts for International Conventions ratified by Pakistan
Providing legally mandate to the local application of international human rights conventions in Pakistan.
In Pakistan, non-existing of enabling act to ratified International Conventions pertaining to human rights
There is a need to explore the possibility of legislative reform through health initiatives
Cases pertaining to polio vaccine should be penalized
Issues relates to maternal health, reproductive rights and even violence amongst others
Consolidated legislative agenda points
At Federal level
Amendments in land revenue act
Right to Information
Home based workers (HBWs) Policy
Provincial Commission on Status of Women
Domestic Violence Bill
Women Protection Policy
Domestic Child Labor
Early Child Marriages
Minorities personal laws
Amendments in Local Government Act-2013
Increasing women representation at all level
Child marriage restrained act (rejected by PA)
Internal Trafficking of women and children (rejected by PA)
Unified curriculum policy (Details to come)
Acid and burn prevention legislation (law department)
Women empowerment policy ( Draft ready with PSCW)
Notification for mediation committee at polices station level (inclusion of women in committee)