Research & Resource Material

‘Swara-The Human Sheild’ a qualitative and quantitative research study conducted in two districts of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. It documents the custom of Swara.  As a lead researcher, Samar with the help of a research team conducted the research to get an overview of Swara.

The study has been launched at the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and the Peshawar Press Club. It is being used by government and non-government organizations as a resource.

Swara-The Human Shield

A Study on the Custom of Swara in North West Frontier Province

Compensation Marriages 

The Law in Action: A guide to effective implementation of the law under Section 310 A, Pakistan Penal Code (PPC)



Case Studies


Study Report_Child Marriage in Pakistan.pdf (27 Oct 2007)