Outlawed in Pakistan

May 28, 2013

Outlawed In Pakistan traces an alleged rape victim’s odyssey through her country’s flawed justice system .

(52:41) The story of a girl in Pakistan whose life is at risk for daring to allege rape.
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Why Is It So Hard to Try A Rape Case in Pakistan?

In Pakistan, just talking about rape and sexual violence is a cultural taboo. But bringing a case through the Pakistani courts and discerning truth from fiction is dangerous, complicated and, and as filmmakers Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann learned, fraught with challenges.

“Outlawed in Pakistan” Wins Overseas Press Club Award

The May 2013 film explores the complicated rape case of Pakistani teenager Kainat Soomro.

Rape and Justice in Pakistan: Live Chat Transcript

Join our live chat about Outlawed in Pakistan on May 29 with filmmakers Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann, and The New York Times Pakistan Bureau Chief, Declan Walsh. You can leave a question now.

For Many Women Worldwide, the Biggest Threat Is at Home

Most of the violence women endure is committed by their partners – and not just in Pakistan.

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