02/12 – The Lahore Protests for Gender Equality

Women protesting in Lahore during the 1980s. (Pinterest) On this day in 1983, 100 women gathered in Lahore, Pakistan, to protest the Qanun-e-Shahadat (or Law of Evidence). Proposed by Pakistani dictator Zia-ul-Haq, the bill held that, in civil court, a man's word counted for twice as much as a woman's. Naturally, the Law of Evidence…