Constitutional rights of women

‘Women rights not considered human rights’.

News Desk May 31, 2012

The problem with our society is that our old norms and values are still in practice. “Women’s rights are not considered human rights and are still violated,” said Barrister Amna Bano, an experienced high court lawyer, at a lecture here on Wednesday, said a press release.

The lecture on the “Constitutional Rights of Women in Pakistan” was held at the Department of Communication and Media Studies at the Fatima Jinnah Women University. Students and faculty members attended the lecture.

Bano highlighted the difference between law and the Constitution. She explained different articles related to the rights of women in the 1973 Constitution and also discussed Hudood and Sharia Law. She said destroying something is very easy, but building takes time. She discussed the struggle of various NGO’s fighting for the rights of women.

The lecture was followed by a question-answer session.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 31st, 2012.


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