Translating "watershed" moments into action is almost impossible in a misogynist society with an under-equipped police force.
While politicians shy away from watering down official discrimination, the situation isn't going to improve.
The threat of terror attacks in Pakistan make things difficult sometimes, but life goes on with good humour and pragmatism.
Samira Shackle interviews Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, one of the directors of the Oscar-winning documentary "Saving Face".
Blasphemy and mob rule in Lahore.
Samira Shackle reports from Pakistan.
An interview with the Pakistani rape victim who became an iconic advocate of women's rights.
The 14 year old was shot at close range because "she was speaking against the Taliban".
The Taliban, drones, tribal areas and the destination.
A positive move by local police after a Hindu temple was attacked.
Will his alleged victim, Nafissatou Diallo, get to tell her side of the story?
The Bahraini human rights activist has been jailed for three years for taking part in "illegal gatherings".
Beginning to hit the mainstream.
The tragic murder of Shafilea Ahmed reminds us how limiting the term "honour" is when it comes to crime.
The “out of sight, out of mind” attitude to policing.
The asylum seeker died after being restrained by guards during deportation.
A woman forced to undergo a late-term abortion receives 70,600 yuan in compensation.
By all means celebrate survival, but why must it be through the prism of women's looks?
Julie Bindel questioned the existence of bisexuality. But 400 women called Sarah disagree.
Photo of woman forced to abort seven month old foetus causes outrage.
Ethncity is officially "self-defined". Whether Cornish, Welsh, or Arab, you make a statement when you tick a box.
Young mother asks for an apology after being misrepresented as "benefit scrounger".