In Pakistani justice by local councils, women punished for wrongdoing by male family members

Quote in Japan Times:

“It’s an honor-based system, and there’s nothing more dishonorable than the rape of a woman within your family,” explained women’s rights activist Aisha Sarwari.

The men of the aggressor’s family must be shamed through the loss of their women’s dignity, Sarwari explained. “That’s the balance of power in these communities, which makes sure that women are some kind of collateral.”

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