Pakistan refines policy on violence aganist women:
Ministry of Human Rights (MoHR) is pro-actively working on fine-tuning of various women and children friendly laws which would be tabled in the parliament soon.
This information was shared by DG MoHR Hassan Mangi at Show and Tell Convention organised by Aurat Foundation (AF) in collaboration with Trocaire and AusDFAT. The event provided an opportunity to Gender Based Violence (GBV) response institutions to showcase their performance and services related to the strategies adopted for minimising GBV against women and girls.
He said that the draft policy on violence against women which was recently developed in collaboration with AF would soon be sent for approval. Similarly, the ministry has successfully introduced amendments in the Criminal Law (Amendment) Law, which has been recently signed by the President of Pakistan which terms any cruelty with the child as criminal activity. The amendment increases age of criminal responsibility from 7 years to 10 years.