Sexual Harassment—a Comparative Study of India & Pakistan in the light of Recent Developments in Pakistan

Sabeen Rehman, Mudassara Sabreen


The study is a comparison and analysis of the laws relating to sexual harassment in Pakistan and India, in light of the legal feminist theory. An attempt is made to identify gaps in them and amendments are proposed. The law is supposed to act as a protector, but it seems to have failed in providing much-needed protection to women. The study discusses the reasons behind this failure and proposes certain amendments for lawmakers to ensure women’s rights in the current changing environment. The study is an attempt to compare and analyze the laws relating to sexual harassment in Pakistan and India in light of the legal feminist theory, to identify gaps in them, and propose amendments. The law, which is supposed to act as a protector, seems to have failed in providing much-needed protection to women. The study discusses the reasons behind this failure and proposes certain amendments for lawmakers to ensure women’s rights in the current changing environment.


Feminism; Gender equality; Harassment; Legal feminism; Women rights; Patriarchy and law.

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