Author: Maliha Zia Lari
Publishing place: Islamabad.
Publishing year: 2011.
The State of Women in Pakistan.
The Zia affect of Systematic Discrimination against Women.
“Honour Killings”: their Prevalence and Understanding the Rationale.
“Honour Killings” and its Relationship with Law.
Implementation of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2004.
Perspective of the Community.
Conclusion and Main Findings.
Despite the passage of ‘Honour Killings Act’, passed in 2004, the incident of ‘honour’ crimes is still on the rise, which shows the Act falls short of providing actual protection to survivors / victims. This pilot study addresses the need to analyze ground situation to ascertain to ascertain the level of understanding on the new law by different stakeholders and the nature and extent of its compliance. It focuses on not just the numbers of ‘honour’ killings quoted in the media, but to examine the actual effect on the ground. It also examines the concept of ‘honour’ and ‘honour killings’ in order to understand the crime itself. It also discusses how the law operated before 2004 in order to analyze its operation after the ‘Honour Killing Law’ was promulgated.