Acid attacks, honor killings, and rape usually go unpunished in Pakistan, where activists accuse parliament of bowing to the Council of Islamic Ideology. One young woman's story and a shelter that provides refuge shine a light on the issue.
Pakistani police have arrested a council elder for ordering a man to molest a girl to avenge his sister's rape. DW examines how masculine "honor" and religious norms combine to subjugate women in the Islamic country.
A council of elders in rural Pakistan ordered a man to rape his teenage cousin to avenge the rape of his sister. Police stepped in after the man actually did it.
A woman in Lucknow has been attacked with acid for the fourth time since 2011, Indian media reported. Violence against women very often goes unpunished in India, with several gang rape cases causing nationwide uproar.
Time and again, Pakistan's top clerical body, the Council of Islamic Ideology, has blocked liberal legislation. Now the country's civil society and some former council members demand that it be reformed.
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