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Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill 2009

Nov 30, -0001

The approval of law against domestic violence, by the Pakistan’s Parliament, constitutes a major legal development in the country, where violence in domestic setting particularly against women is widespread.It is a well drafted Act, showing a serious commitment to protect women from domestic violence. The Act is important firstly, it acknowledges the incidence of domestic violence, secondly, it recognizes that it can no longer be ignored or remain invisible.

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