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Pakistan: Imran Khan, sexual violence comments and the women who are fighting back

By Amina Yaqin, Reader in Postcolonial Studies and Urdu, SOAS, University of London
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Imran Khan, the prime minister of Pakistan, has caused an uproar with remarks about sexual violence, attributing the rising number of reports of rape in Pakistan to “vulgarity” and the way women dress. His words prompted outrage among women’s groups, who are advocating for greater equality in a nation which recently ranked 153rd out of 156 countries for gender parity in the Global Gender Gap report by the World Economic Forum…


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