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This category covers all news from Pakistan related Acid Attacks, Domestic Violence, Honour Killings and Work Place Harassment

Acid attacks on women

Acid, cheap and easily available, is the quickest weapon to destroy a woman’s life. This comes handy in Cambodia, Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and other nearby countries. Globally, at least 1,500 people in 20 countries are attacked in this way ...

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Acid attack women fear backlash over Oscar film

ISLAMABAD: Survivors of acid attacks whose plight became the focus of an Oscar-winning documentary now fear ostracism and reprisals if the film is broadcast in Pakistan. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy made history earlier this year when she won Pakistan’s first Oscar, feted ...

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Acid throwing and crimes against women

By: Atle Hetland I like to make films that are controversial,” Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy said at a large panel discussion organised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Tuesday this week. She was honoured for her Oscar-winning film, Saving Face, by ...

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Acid throwing still practised

EVERY year in Pakistan about 100 cases of acid throwing are reported to the police. Although the media has been showing reports and highlights those cases, but no one is making any effort for the remedy of acid-attack victims. Women ...

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Acid attack on women

Sir: It is very disturbing that men throw acid on women. In Pakistan, women are being bothered, harassed, tortured and beaten. It bothers me that in our society gender inequality is a menace. Women face a number of problems in ...

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