At Last, It Looks Like Pakistan Will Pass a Law Actually Banning Honor Killings

Pakistan will finally pass a law banning “honor killings,” days after social media star Qandeel Baloch was strangled to death by her brother. The law, which was announced by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif, will remove a loophole that permits the family of the victim to legally pardon the…

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The Oscar-Winning Movie That's Actually Making Things Better for Women

On Sunday night, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short for A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness. This was notable for several reasons: Obaid-Chinoy already won in 2012 for her movie Saving Face, about Pakistani women who are the victims of acid attacks, becoming the first…

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