Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.
Friday, October 28, 2016

New Laws Protect Women From Abuse In Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Azim Mai’s husband allegedly threw acid in her face last year after she refused to sell their two boys to a man in Dubai to use as camel racers. The 35-year-old mother of five can no longer find work as a maid because her deeply scarred face scares potential employers.

Acid burnings are among the most horrific crimes against women in Pakistan that are now criminalized in a landmark set of laws passed by the parliament. They stand to protect millions of women from common forms of abuse in a conservative, Muslim country with a terrible history of gender inequality.

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2011 The National Memo