Tribune Take: Women's protection bill exudes cautious optimism

The latest women's bill may increase rights but all depends on it's implementation, says Tribune's Irfan Ghauri.

Mahawish Rezvi November 15, 2011

In today’s episode of the Tribune Take we take a look at the Prevention of Anti-Women Practices bill unanimously passed by the National Assembly. 

Irfan Ghauri, head reporter at The Express Tribune in Islamabad, walks us through the National Assembly proceedings that led to the passage of this bill. But Ghauri remains cautious of the impact such an amendment would really have in protecting women from forced marriages.

Cautious optimism seems to be the trend with Karachi-based reporter Samia Saleem as well, who covers women's issues on a regular basis. Saleem says awareness of their rights is the biggest hurdle faced by women in rural areas, along with the possibility of this law being misused by many.

Watch today’s episode here, or click the video.

Read Samia Saleem's articles here.

Read Irfan Ghauri's articles here.

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Ayaz Arif | 10 years ago | Reply

a bill for the awareness of women rights among women would be more rewarding- the implementation of this law without the awareness is impossible. how would women report if they wouldn't know about their rights!

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