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Anti–harassment law

In its judgment of July 6, 2021, the Supreme Court of Pakistan held that the Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act, 2010, was cosmetic legislation that was…

Redefining harassment

Empowering women in the economy is central to realising women’s rights and eliminating gender inequality. Women’s economic empowerment can only be achieved if barriers that impede their access to the…

Harassment crisis

TWO events of harassment at two foremost private universities have yet again brought to the fore the crisis of harassment laws in Pakistan. The issues with these are: they define…

Towards an end to tax harassment

On the basis of my thirty years of tax practice I can assure you that the abuse of the under-mentioned three lines contained in Section 122(5A) have caused more problems to…

Defining sexual harassment

THE Protection against Harassment of Women in the Workplace Act was enacted more than 10 years ago. Since then, as cases have gone before harassment committees and ombudspersons, parties have struggled to…

WU holds training on network security, cyber-harassment

The Women University (WU) Multan in collaboration with Riphah University (Islamabad) arranged a five-day training workshop on cyber network security and how to avoid online harassment especially females. The training…

Women educated on countering harassment

A five-day training workshop on cyber harassment against women concluded at Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), here on Friday.  LCWU Vice-Chancellor Dr Bushra Mirza was the chief guest of…

On harassment

IN recent years, ‘harassment’ has become an integral part of our popular vocabulary. It is now discussed in mainstream media — albeit often not with the nuance and sensitivity it…