Episode 15: RAPE – Reactions, socio-cultural attitudes, psychological impact, laws and procedures


Dr. Asha Bedar – clinical psychologist whose work focuses on issues of gender and violence against women and children

Sarah Zaman – feminist activist and researcher, who focuses on sexual and gender-based violence

Asiya Munir – advocate of the High Court and works with War Against Rape and Legal Aid Foundation

Nazish Brohi – social and development sector researcher, working on issues around gender, violence, conflict, and democratisation

Maliha Zia Lari – human rights lawyer and the associate director at Legal Aid Society


The gang-rape in Lahore, reactions, existing laws, problems with prosecuting cases, psycho-social trauma, responses such as public hangings and castration, what actually needs to be done institutionally.

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