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Family Fights Tradition of Giving Daughters to Settle Debtsi
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December 07, 2012
In recent years, Pakistan has passed laws protecting women against having acid thrown in their faces or being killed to satisfy the honor of a family. Despite being legally banned, however, such abuses against women continue. But there are stories of individuals who stand up when the law fails them. VOA's Sharon Behn reports from Peshawar on one family whose father died trying to prevent his daughter from being given away to settle a dispute.

Family Fights Tradition of Giving Daughters to Settle Debts

Published 7 December 2012

In recent years, Pakistan has passed laws protecting women against having acid thrown in their faces or being killed to satisfy the honor of a family. Despite being legally banned, however, such abuses against women continue. But there are stories of individuals who stand up when the law fails them. VOA's Sharon Behn reports from Peshawar on one family whose father died trying to prevent his daughter from being given away to settle a dispute.