80 percent of women in Pakistan enduring mental, physical torture

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Violence against women is a human rights violation and continues to be a global pandemic.
LAHORE (Roze News) – International Day for the elimination of violence against women is being observed today (Friday).

In his message on the day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said “Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development. It imposes large-scale costs on families, communities and economies. The world cannot afford to pay this price.”

Violence against women is a human rights violation and continues to be a global pandemic.

At least 80 percent of women in Pakistan are enduring mental and physical torture due to being unaware of their rights.

Decades ago, violence against women in Pakistani society was not considered deplorable however; no positive change has come in the situation despite of the education, awareness and approval of government bills.

Many bills related to women protection have been passed in the country but the results are futile.

In the first six months of the current year, 5500 incidents of violence against women have been reported in Punjab alone.

According to a survey, such incidents are still escalating in the country despite of the approval of bills pertaining to honour killing, women protection and many other amendments.

Only 21 percent of women have attained their right in the property this year.

Moreover, no procedure has been devised in police stations for hearing women’s pleas and guiding them towards the right way.

Analysts say that it is not possible to combat the mounting incidents of violence against women unless a campaign is run and practical steps are made against it.

2016-11-25

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