CW: discussions of the two-finger test, as well as discussion of rape.
For the next few instalments of HOPE’s legal clinic, we are honoured to feature the dynamic Sahar Bandial.
Sahar’s work speaks for itself; She is an advocate of the high court, and a member of faculty at LUMS, and holds a keen interest in the relationship between gender and law. Sahar has extensive experience in legislative drafting, especially in regards to the Criminal Law (Amendment) (Offences Relating to Rape) Act in 2016, as well as her involvement in petitioning the courts to ban the long-standing tradition of two-finger and virginity testing in Pakistan. She also worked in the Punjab Judicial Academy as an instructor.
In this video, Sahar explains to us the petition to end Two-Finger testing and the damaging impact of the test on victims and the judicial process.
Project ADAL was launched in 2018 by HOPE, with a focus on legal research, advocacy and awareness.
This video was created through the sponsorship of the International Commission of Jurists.