Women’s Action Forum

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Women’s Action Forum is a women's rights organization in Pakistan.[1] Women's Action Forum came was established in Karachi in September 1981.[2] The Women's Action Forum was formed in 1981 to respond to the implementation of the Hudood Ordinance penal code and to strengthen women's position in society generally. The women in the forum, most of whom came from elite families, perceived that many of the laws proposed by the President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq government were discriminatory and would compromise their civil status. In Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad the group agreed on collective leadership and formulated policy statements and engaged in political action to safeguard women's legal position.[3]

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