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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-09-03

Pakistan: Hundreds of women killed for family 'honour'

From forced marriages to stoning, acid attacks and so-called "honour killings", violence against women in Pakistan is an all-too-common occurrence. But the perpetrators of these horrific acts are rarely punished due to customary laws that allow them to be forgiven in exchange for blood money. In today's special report our correspondents take a look at the discrimination women face in Pakistan's conservative, Islamic society.

Programme prepared by Elise Duffau and Patrick Lovett

By Taha SIDDIQUI , Claire DEBUYSER , Phoebe LANZER WOOD

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