Author: Maliha Zia and Riffat Butt
Publishing place: Islamabad.
Publishing year: 2012.
Articles 1 – 4: Definition of Discrimination; Policy Measures to be undertaken to Eliminate Discrimination; Guarantee of Basic Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms on an equal Basis with Men; Temporary Special Measures to Achieve Equality
Article 5: Sex Roles and Stereotyping
Article 6: Trafficking and Prostitution
Article 7: Political and Public Life
Article 8: Participation at the International Level
Article 9: Nationality
Article 10: Equal Rights in Education
Article 11: Employment
Article 12: Healthcare and Family Planning
Article 13: Economic, Social & Cultural Benefits
Article 14: Rural Women
Article 15: Equality before the Law
Article 16: Marriage and Family
General Recommendation 19: Violence against Women
Implementation CEDAW in Pakistan
Democracy and Women’s Rights: Pakistan’s Progress (2007-2012)
Decentralization, 18th Constitutional Amendment and Women’s Rights
Minority Women of Pakistan: A case of double Jeopardy
The NGO Alternative Report or ‘Shadow Report’ on CEDAW examines the Government of Pakistan’s response to concerns expressed in the observations of the UN CEDAW Committee on the earlier country report submitted in 2005 and heard by the CEDAW Committee in 2007. The shadow report is primarily a commentary on the Fourth Periodic Report of the Government (2005-2009), identifying gaps and presenting an objective picture and analysis of the situation on women in Pakistan from women’s rights perspective.
The shadow report also attempts to give the reader a brief overview of the situation of women in Pakistan beyond the reporting time period, till the present day. This overview is essential in light of several major developments that have been taken place after the reporting period. Realising the significance of a few landmark developments related to democracy, governance and the deteriorating situation of minority women, four addendum chapters have been included in the report to provide information and insight to readers.