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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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).