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Harassment and Insecurity on Public Places and Bus Stops – Javeria Kashif

The Right to freedom of movement is a fundamental right and it is acknowledged universally in International Human Rights Instruments such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 1966. Our Constitution also provides this basic right to every citizen of Pakistan. Every person has the right to move freely (Article 15 of Constitution of Pakistan 1973) Harassing women and girls on public places is one of the kinds of sexual harassment / violence. When women and girls travel alone they are being harassed on public places. Cultural and social norms severely restrict the movement of women and girls in Pakistani society. There are different ways of harassment which the harassers…

The Fairer Sex In The Legal Profession: Tracing Women’s Place In A Man’s World

The Fairer Sex In The Legal Profession: Tracing Women’s Place In A Man’s World – A critical account of lessons learnt from the Women in Law Dialogue Series – an initiative by the Lahore Education and Research Network (LEARN) in association with Courting the Law. Introduction It is not uncommon to consider the legal profession as one in which the predominant players are men. This is true across the board – from the most developed countries down to the underdeveloped without an exception. Although, over the years, women have and increasingly continue to play an integral role in the development of the profession, their journey in the field is nevertheless fraught with various challenges that are peculiar to their gender…

Women in Law Dialogue Series Session III – Non-Traditional Career Options

Report On Women In Law Dialogue Series, Session III: Non-Traditional Career Options The third instalment of the popular Women In Law Dialogue Series – an initiative of Lahore Education and Research Network (LEARN) in association with Courting The Law was recently held at the Research Society of International Law (RSIL)Pakistan. This session was focused and dedicated to cover the diversity of options open to law graduates in general and to women in particular after their law degree so that they may take an informed decision as to their career paths. The idea behind the session was to put forth for the audience the career trajectories as well as the challenges and opportunities that exist in the various careers that one…

Women in Law Dialogue Series Session II – Women and Litigation

Women In Law, Dialogue Series, Session 2: Women In Litigation The ‘Women In Law Dialogue Series’ is a joint initiative of the Lahore Education and Research Network (LEARN) and Courting the Law (Pakistan’s first legal news and analysis portal) with support from LUMS. Session 2 will be held on Saturday 7th May 2016 from 2:30 pm onwards at LUMS Law School (SAHSOL). The series is divided into three parts as follows: Session 1: Women in Law: Challenges and Opportunities Session 2: Women in Law: Women & Litigation Session 3: Women in Law: Non-Traditional Career Paths It aims to focus on the role of women within the legal profession. It celebrates the successful examples of those women who have made a…

Women in Law Dialogue Series Session 1 Report – Challenges and Opportunities

Report On Session1 Of Women In Law Dialogue Series 2016 – Challenges & Opportunities – with comments and analysis by Ms. Nida Mahmood – Founding Director of Lahore Education and Research Network (LEARN). The Lahore Education and Research Network (LEARN) recently conducted the first session of the Women In Law Dialogue Series earlier this month[1] in association with CourtingTheLaw.com.[2] Session 1 aimed to look into and address some of the common challenges and shared concerns that most female law graduates may have upon entering the profession due to lack of opportunities for young female lawyers and students to find meaningful assistance for navigating their way into the profession. However, the series is the first of its kind of an initiative…