By: Lauren and Joanna
What it helps on!!
People may think that us girls don't feel the pain they make us feel, but when girls go missing there is always a reason why they leave their homes.
Woman's are just like men!!!
Impact to us
"Hate against women have made a very big impacted in peoples lives”
Abduction, Rape and murder of women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Pakistan: Denial of Justices for Rape and the Case of Dr. Shazia
"In August 2005 Equality Now launched a Women’s Action campaign on the case
of Dr. Shazia, a Pakistani physician who worked at a hospital run by Pakistan
Petroleum Limited, a state-owned natural gas supplier in Pakistan. On 2 January
2005, Dr. Shazia was attacked and raped in her home by an intruder who broke in
at night while she was sleeping. Doctors of Pakistan Petroleum were called in, but
they told Dr. Shazia not to tell the police about the rape, and later told the authorities
that she did not want to pursue the case. She
reported the crime to the police despite intense pressure
to keep silent, but instead of apprehending and
punishing her attacker, the government of Pakistan has
forced Dr. Shazia and her husband Khalid to flee the
country under threats of death, and would not allow her
son to go with them. Dr. Shazia is effectively in exile.
Pakistan’s law considers rape one of the offenses of
zina under the Hudood Ordinances, which require
either the confession of the perpetrator or the eyewitness
testimony of at least four Muslim adult male
witnesses to the rape. If she is unable to prove rape, a
woman who reports rape to the police is vulnerable to prosecution herself under the
Hudood Ordinances for fornication if she is unmarried or for adultery if she is
married. Women who have been raped are also at risk of “honor” killings, whereby a
male relative kills them because they are thought to have dishonored the family’s
name in the community by transgressing social norms, which is seen to include
having been raped.
Equality Now is calling on the Pakistani Government to repeal the discriminatory
Hudood Ordinances and to ensure that Dr. Shazia’s case is investigated and
that those who are responsible for her rape are brought to justice."