Do Domestic Violence Laws in Pakistan Include Transgender People?
We are super excited to feature the brilliant Hiba Akbar in the #ProjectADAL Legal Clinic series! 🤩 Hiba is a Teaching Fellow at the School of Law at LUMS. Hiba’s research interests lie at the intersection of gender, labor, and law and she has been part of key research on rape law reform in Pakistan for the NCSW. She graduated from Columbia Law School as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. During her LL.M, she participated in Columbia Law School’s ‘Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic,’ where she worked on reproductive rights and the rights of transgender prisoners in New York prisons.
In this video, Hiba gives us an overview of the Sindh Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act, 2013, and the Punjab Protection of Women against Violence Act 2016 and whether the protection mechanisms available under these apply to transgender persons.
We are incredibly thankful to Ms. Shehreen Umair for her help in creating these videos.
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