Raising Her Voice

Empowering poor women to engage effectively in governance

February 2012 Blog Posts (3)

Congratulations to Pakistan!!

Shed a tear, especially men. Pakistani woman does the country proud. AGAIN. This time at the world's biggest stage. The irrepressible spirit of this woman lives on through Oscar-winning Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy's magnificent work. Bless her for making a  profound accepting…

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Added by Asim Malik on February 27, 2012 at 5:30 — 1 Comment

Senate approves bill against domestic violence for ICT

In a historic move, the Senate unanimously approved the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2012 for Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT). The bill criminalises any act of violence perpetrated in the private domain. Interestingly, a comprehensive legislation on the same issue lapsed in the Senate in 2009. The Domestic Violence Bill was first passed unanimously by the National Assembly on August 4, 2009 but it lapsed after the Senate failed to pass it within three months, the…

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Added by Asim Malik on February 21, 2012 at 8:50 — 2 Comments

RHV urges MPAs to enact law on domestic violence

KARACHL Feb 9: Speakers at a seminar on Thursday urged the Sindh Assembly to formulate legislation relating to domestic violence soon so that women and children could be given due protection.

Passing a resolution with consensus at the seminar held under the banner of Raising Her Voice (RHV) on the Sindh Domestic Violence Bill organised by the Aurat Foundation, they said that after the 18th constitutional amendment the enactment of this law had devolved to the provincial domain and…

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Added by Asim Malik on February 10, 2012 at 7:54 — No Comments

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