A Struggle for Justice: Incest Victims in Pakistan

Equality Now
Equality Now, WAR Lahore, Nasreen Welfare Trust Legal Aid Services
This report highlights the difficulties women and girls are faced with in accessing justice in cases of sexual violence, particularly incest.
Included in this report are a survey of incest cases in Pakistan, a summary of published legal opinions in incest cases, identification of obstacles to justice and a compilation of good practice examples from other countries that have addressed similar obstacles. 
The authors hope this report will be used as a guide towards making the Pakistani judicial system more supportive of future victims which will have a deterrent effect on perpetrators.
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