A Pakistani regional assembly has passed a law making it illegal for parents not to extend property rights to female family members, reports Radio Free Europe.You can sign the Million Names Million Voices campaign at the link. Also, check out the video by Nouman Javaid and Khawar Jawad, "Socha Kabhi naa".
The new bill, passed in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region, in Northwest Pakistan on January 5, would punish those who refused property rights to female family members with five years in prison and a 50,000 rupee ($550) fine. Under Shari’a law, the existing standard followed by the province’s government, a daughter should receive half as much property as her brother. The new law changes that. ...
Women's Property Rights in Pakistan: A Step Forward
Eesha Pandit at Feministing: