Gender Equality and Womens Empowerment in Pakistan

Hardcover | August 29, 2010

byRashida Patel

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This book is for those who are concerned with the deteriorating situation of women in Pakistan and wish to obtain an overview of the legal and practical changes which have been introduced to improve their condition. A critical analysis of the continuous and increasing misinterpretations of theprinciples of Islam through legal acceptance is presented. Several references to laws which have been recently changed and have an effect on women's lives have been added, including alterations to the Criminal Procedure Code 1898 and Pakistan Penal Code 1860, such as the introduction of the deathpenalty for gang-rape.

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This book is for those who are concerned with the deteriorating situation of women in Pakistan and wish to obtain an overview of the legal and practical changes which have been introduced to improve their condition. A critical analysis of the continuous and increasing misinterpretations of theprinciples of Islam through legal acceptanc...

Rashida Mohammad Hussain 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. She was deeply concerned with the conditions of life of the underprivileged and worked for the uplift of the...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:308 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.91 inPublished:August 29, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195478819

ISBN - 13:9780195478815

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List of AnnexuresBackgroundPrefaceAbbreviations1. Violence Against Women2. The Menace of Honour Killing3. Nuptial Concerns4. Divorce5. Reproductive RightsGlossaryBibliographyIndex