Violence against women Even though women constitute an integral part of economic development in today’s competitive age, but unfortunately in Pakistan, women are considered the vulnerable groups with a status in society while the biggest factor behind their backwardness is lack of education whose literacy rate in overall country is 40 %.
According to a report, 80539 women have been victimized including their rape murders, suicidal, acid attack and killing in the name of honor, among them 13 %were 15 years girls. Another report disclosed that 80539 women have been victimized including their rape murders, suicidal, acid attack and killing in the name of honor, among them 13% were 15 years girls.
Let me clear that in today’s world women are the object, in their own homes, of beatings, rape, incest, and traditional practices such as killings, dowry related violence, genital mutilations, son preference and early marriages. Furthermore, women are also targets of violence in society (e.g., rape, sexual abuse, trafficking, forced prostitution, pornography, and violence against migrant women).
I want to draw the attention of people of Pakistan that most of the people who are working for women rights are themselves harassing the women in different ways while I want to clear that the gender based violence occurring across the globe and bringing about severe change in our society.
Approximately 60 to 90 percent women in Pakistan have suffered from different forms of abuse. An estimated figure shows that more than 5000 women killed and buried every year, suffering from domestic violence while others are left mutilated.
It is reported that in 2015, a total of 939 women were victimized with sexual abuse while 279 reported domestic violence. Across Pakistan, a total of 143 females were murdered and another 833 were kidnapped.
It is humbly requested to the government and concern authorities to keep up with their reforming policies so that this problem can be effectively dealt with and it is hoped that right steps will be taken for the safety of women and they will not be deprived of their fundamental rights.