In Pakistan, virginity tests block justice for rape victims

Jan 13, 2021 | INVESTING

Raped at 14, Shazia took the rare and courageous step of reporting the crime to police in Pakistan, only to face a traumatic “virginity test” – a long-standing practice that denies justice to victims.The teenager was still in a daze after she was assaulted by her father’s cousin, when police forced her to see a doctor, who conducted the invasive medical exam intended to determine whether she had a history of having sex.“She told me to open my legs and inserted her fingers,” said Shazia, not her…

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