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Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Pakistan

Rashida Patel



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OUP Pakistan
29 July 2010
Gender studies: women; Human rights; Political subversion; Gender & the law
The book discusses legalities concerning the Hudood Ordinance and Zina, family laws, abuse, marriage, divorce, maintenance of children, and crimes of honour. It is supplemented by useful annexures containing extracts from relevant ordinances and a glossary which makes it an indispensable guide for lawyers and women. Eminently readable, containing several case studies and real life examples, the book is essential reading for all thinking Pakistani women.
By:   Rashida Patel
Imprint:   OUP Pakistan
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 147mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   540g
ISBN:   9780195478815
ISBN 10:   0195478819
Pages:   308
Publication Date:   29 July 2010
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
List of Annexures Background Preface Abbreviations 1: Violence Against Women 2: The Menace of Honour Killing 3: Nuptial Concerns 4: Divorce 5: Reproductive Rights Glossary Bibliography Index

Rashida Mohammad Hussain Patel was an eminent lawyer, an advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and an active member of the legal fraternity. She was among Pakistan's foremost leaders for reforms and a human rights activist. She was deeply concerned with the conditions of life of the underprivileged and worked for the uplift of the status of women in Pakistan. She was the Standing Counsel for the Government of Pakistan and Chairperson of the Pakistan Women's Legal Rights Committee to recommend legal reforms. She was the Vice President of the All Pakistan Women Association (APWA) for a long period. She was elected to the Sindh Bar Council and was the elected Vice President of the Sindh High Court Bar Association. She was the Founder Life Patron of Pakistan Women Lawyers' Association (PAWLA) in which capacity she oversaw the legal aid and awareness projects and formulated reforms for PAWLA's law reforms activities. She died on 21 December 2009.

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