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Fact Sheet of Violence against Women

Fact Sheet of Violence Against Women

General overview of number of cases of Violence Against Women as reported by Human Rights Commission Pakistan:

  • Sexual violence 2004-2016: 4734
  • Honor crimes (men & women) 2004-2016: 15222
  • Burning cases 2004-2016: 1535
  • Domestic violence against women 2004-2016: 1843
  • Suicide 2004-2016: 35935
  • Women kidnapping 2004-2016: 5508
  • Punjab

    The following statistics represent the number of VAW cases in Punjab in 2015, which go as:

  • Cases of rape were 2,720
  • Cases of honor killings were 173
  • Cases of acid throwing are 22
  • Burning cases are 35
  • Cases of beating were 588
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:

    The following statistics represent the number of VAW Cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in 2015, which go as:

  • Cases of gang-rape and rape are 32 & cases involving attempted rape are 20
  • Cases of honor-killing are 987
  • Cases of violence as according to cities of KPK are, incidents of violence in Peshawar are 104, in Mardan 35, in Kohat 14 and in Mansehra 11.
  • Sindh

    The following statistics represent the number of VAW Cases in Sindh, which go as for last three years as:

  • Cases of gang-rape and rape are 344
  • Cases of honor-killings are 860
  • Incidents of acid-burning are 90
  • Burning cases 72
  • Cases of violence against women are 535 with specified cases of domestic violence being 481
  • Balochistan

    The following Statistics represent the number of VAW Cases in Balochistan in 2015, which go as:

  • Cases of gang rape, rape, harassment, sodomy, stripping are 939
  • Burning (acid attacks, set on fire) cases are 143
  • Domestic Violence (acid attack, amputation, beating, edged tool attack, murder bids, set on fire, shaving, shot etc.) are 279
  • PDHS Survey

    According to PDHS 2017-18, one of every five women in Pakistan are subjected to physical violence, a third of all married women go through it, as well. Following are some key findings of PDHS Survey

  • 28% of women age 15-49 have experienced Physical Violence since age 15.
  • 6% of women age 15-49 have experienced Sexual Violence since age 15.
  • 7% of women have experienced violence during pregnancy.
  • 8% of ever-married women report that their husbands display three or more specific types of controlling behaviours.
  • 34% of ever-married women have experienced spousal physical, sexual, or emotional violence.
  • The most common type of spousal violence is emotional violence (26%), followed by physical violence (23%).
  • 5% of women have experienced spousal sexual violence.
  • 26% of ever-married women have sustained injuries. Cuts and bruises are the most common types of injuries reported.
  • 56% of affected women never sought any help or talked with anyone about resisting or stopping the violence.
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    Pakistan has been enlisted among the worst performers ranking Pakistan 151 out of 153 countries (Global Gender Gap Index Report 2020 by World Economic Forum).
    Pakistan was at 112th number in 2006. The report focuses on four areas: educational attainment (Pakistan’s ranking is 143rd); health and survival (149th); and political empowerment (93rd); economic participation and opportunity (150th).