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Author Weiss, Anita M.

Title Moving forward with the legal empowerment of women in Pakistan [electronic resource] / Anita M. Weiss.

Imprint Washington, DC : U.S. Institute of Peace, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  Y 3.P 31:20/305    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (15 p.) : digital, PDF file
Series Special report ; 305
Special report (United States Institute of Peace) ; 305.
Note Title from title screen (viewed on May 21, 2012).
"May 2012."
Summary There are a variety of contexts in which the empowerment of women in Pakistan can be considered, but none is more critical than law: how women's legal rights are framed is fundamental to considering how best to advance women's empowerment. After situating women's legal rights in Pakistan, this report reviews key features of recent legislation affecting women's rights, explores the controversies surrounding this legislation, and elaborates on ongoing challenges to develop further legislation, particularly in light of opposition from Islamist groups. While the legal empowerment of women in Pakistan has seen progress, far more must be done to enable the laws passed to be implemented, bring Pakistan into conformity with the goals and ideals of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), and secure an environment where women in Pakistan have viable choices in their own lives.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 14-15).
Contents Legal reform and women's empowerment -- Historical backdrop on women's legal rights -- Women's rights re-enter the legal spotlight -- New laws and women's rights under the current PPP regime -- Promoting women's rights and gender-responsive policies and institutions.
Subject Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Pakistan.
Women's rights -- Pakistan.
Added Author United States Institute of Peace.
Gpo Item No. 1063-K-16 (online)
Sudoc No. Y 3.P 31:20/305

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