Violation of Human Rights (Honor Killing of Women in Sindh and Southern Punjab): A Critical Analysis

Websites

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan:                        www.hrcp-web.org

National Commission on Status of Women:                  www.ncsw.gov.pk

Aurat Foundation:                                                              www.af.org.ok

Shirkat Gah:                                                                         www.shirkatgah.org

Amnesty International:                                                      www.amnesty.org

BBC News                                                                            www.bbcnews.co.uk

Dawn Daily                                                                           www.dawn.com

[1] See http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/beijing/platform/violence.htm (accessed on 11 Aug, 2012)

[2] Amnesty International, Culture of Discrimination: A Fact Sheet on “Honor” Killings’

[3] Human Rights Watch. “Integration of the human rights of women and the gender perspective: Violence Against Women and “Honor” Crimes,” 5 April 2001.

[4] Annual Report (Jan-Dec, 2011), Violence Against Women in Pakistan, Aurat Foundation, July, 2012.

[5] Annual Report, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, 2011.

[6] Impact Assessment Report: Public Private Partnership to End ‘Honor Crimes’ in Pakistan, National Commission on Status of Women, 2010

[7] Mazna Hussain, ‘Take my riches, give me justice: A Contextual Analysis of Pakistan’s Honor Crimes Legislation’

[8] See http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/cedaw.htm

[9] See  http://www.pakistani.org/pakistan/legislation/zia_po_1979/ord7_1979.html

[10] Shahnaz Bokhari, Good Practices in Legislation to Address Harmful Practices Against Women in Pakistan, 2009

[11].http://sgdatabase.unwomen.org/uploads/National%20Policy%20for%20Development%20and%20Empowerment%20of%20Women.pdf

[12] See Zaffer Abbas, “Pakistan Fails to Condemn ‘Honor Killing’(http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/410422.stm)

[13] Nafisa Shah, Making of Crime, Custom and Culture: The Case of Karo Kari Killings of Upper Sindh, Scratching the Surface: Democracy, Traditions, Gender, Edited by Jennifer Bennet, Heinrich Boll Foundation, 2007

[14] Ibid

[15] Scratching the Surface: Democracy, Traditions, Gender, Edited by Jennifer Bennet, Heinrich Boll Foundation, 2007, ‘Legal Pluralism in Pakistan and Its Implications on Women’s Rights’, Nasira Iqbal

[16] ‘A First Step’, by Ardeshir Cowasjee, Dawn Daily, 02 May, 2004 (accessed on 16 August, 2012)

[17] ‘Rethinking Jirgas’ by Huma Yusuf, Dawn. Com See http://archives.dawn.com/archives/19674 (accessed on 16 August, 2012)

[18] ‘Shame’, documentary film, produced by Dastak Society for Communications, 2005

[19] Ibid

[20]Bokhari,  ‘Good Practices in Legislation to Address Harmful Practices Against Women in Pakistan’

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