Country Pakistan
Year 2016
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Punjab Protection of Women against Violence Act (PPWVA) was passed to protect women against violence including domestic violence (physical and mental torture), economic abuse, and harassment and cyber crimes. The main objective of the PPWVA is to provide justice and to protect women from all type of violence and give them a secure life where they can work properly and spend respectful life with their families. The PPWVA will also empower the women and bring them on equal footing with the male population of the country. The Government will also provide them special centers (shelter homes), to establish a protection system for effective service delivery to women victim to reconciliation and resolution of disputes.

Source of Information

Punjab Laws Online

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