Pakistan reported highest incidence of violence against women during peak of the pandemic in 2020

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A brand new report revealed by the women’s rights group in Islamabad, has revealed that during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic between January and December 2020 when folks had been compelled to remain at residence, Pakistan had 2,297 instances of violence against women from 25 districts throughout the nation.

The report revealed the grim knowledge in its report titled, “Violence against women and girls in the time of Covid-19 pandemic” in collaboration with a non-governmental group, underneath the venture Jazba-Democracy and Empowered Women, Geo News reported.

The analysis is predicated on a overview of knowledge on the incidents of violence against women collected from numerous newspapers in Pakistan, which was mentioned to be verified by native police in 25 chosen districts.

The knowledge additionally consists of an evaluation of 14 case research of violence against women and the evaluation of a number of interviews from authorities officers in Provincial Commissions.

The report reveals that 57% of the reported incidence against women had been from Punjab, 27% from Sindh, 8% from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 6% from Gilgit Baltistan (illegally occupied), and a couple of% from Balochistan.

Out of the complete incidents of violence, Punjab reported the highest quantity of homicide, rape, suicide, acid burning, kidnapping, home violence and compelled marriage. Meanwhile, Sindh had the highest quantity of honor killing, in response to the report.

A 2020 report cited by Geo News reveals there have been a minimum of 11 reported rape incidents in Pakistan day-after-day, with over 22,000 instances filed throughout the nation in the final six years.

As many as 22,037 instances of sexual abuse have been registered since 2015, of which 4,060 instances are pending in the courts. Unfortunately, solely 18% have reached the prosecution stage.

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