PESHAWAR: Peshawar is among 14 districts in the country with high incidence of violence against women over the first six months of the current year, according to an Aurat Foundation report. Other districts are Lahore, Okara, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Gujrat, DG Khan, Pakpattan, Muzaffargarh, Sahiwal, Mirpurkhas, Sheikhupura and Ghotiki, said the ‘Violence Against Women In Pakistan Monitor (Jan-June 2012) report released here on Tuesday.
ISLAMABAD: Reflecting an alarming rate of violence against women (VAW) in the country, a qualitative review of VAW statistics by the Aurat Foundation (AF) reveals that in the first six months of 2012, a total of 4,585 such cases were reported in the media across Pakistan. By average, the prevalence of reported cases of violence against women in Pakistan has increased by 7 per cent as compared to the year January to June 2011. The monitored stories clearly revealed that younger and married women were more often a target of violence against women.
LAHORE: A joint report prepared for the UN Human Rights Council by various NGOs about the human rights situation during the past four years and a half has stated that the killing of 49 journalists during the period has made Pakistan with highest fatalities of journalists in the world. They include 20 in 2010 and 12 in 2011. During the last decade about 70 journalists were killed while a number of journalists received threat to their life. The UN Human Rights Council session begins at Geneva on Oct 30 which will discuss the report. The NGOs, which prepared the report entitled “Stakeholders report for universal periodic review, 2012”, were led by South Asia Partnership–Pakistan.
KARACHI: The trend of suicides is on a sharp rise in Pakistan, as 751 suicide cases were recorded from January to June 2012, says Madadgaar National Helpline here the other day. Suicide, a criminal offence and a major mental health problem has destructive effects on individuals, families and communities. Madadgaar National Helpline, sharing its report on the data of on the eve of the World Suicide Prevention Day, said 751 cases of suicide were reported from January to June, 2012 across Pakistan. In these six months 136 children, 303 women and 312 male committed suicide. Then report said as many as 32762 people committed suicides in the country during the last 12 years (2001-12). The victims include 4031 children, 11752 women and 16975 males. The report is compiled from the data published in national, local newspapers. However, a number of cases are also unreported, as families are reluctant to register cases of suicide or attempted suicide because they consider it a social stigma. Men are more likely to commit suicide as the data shows.
LAHORE: The number of reported cases of domestic violence against women in Pakistan witnessed a rising trend in 2011, and innumerable more unreported incidents and cases; yet the state has consistently refused to give legal recognition to this serious and deep-rooted issue. These were opening remarks of a report titled ‘VAW (Violence Against Women) in Pakistan — a qualitative review of statistics 2011’, launched by the Aurat Foundation. This state of affairs continues to perpetuate the public/private divide, as some people think whatever happens at home should not be brought into the public realm.
KARACHI: A total of 8,539 case of violence against women (VAW) were reported in the country during the year 2011 which is roughly 6.74 per cent higher than the cases reported during the previous year, says a report launched by the Aurat Foundation on Thursday. The report titled ‘VAW in Pakistan — a qualitative review of statistics 2011’ prepared by foundation was presented by Shirin Aijaz at the Karachi Press Club. Ms Aijaz said that the highest number of the cases involved abduction and kidnapping which was followed by murder, rape and gang rape.
PESHAWAR: A non-government organisation on Thursday unveiled its annual report for 2011 about violence against women cases, showing an increase in the abduction and kidnapping cases across Pakistan. Briefing the journalists about the annual report at the Peshawar Press Club, Resident Director of the Aurat Foundation Shabina Ayaz said the organisation had been presenting annual reports since 2008, mostly covering media reports and first information reports registered at the police stations about violence against women.
ISLAMABAD: The annual report on violence against women (VAW) launched on Monday shows increasing trend of VAW in the country with married women becoming the victim in majority of the cases. The report titled ‘Situation of Violence against Women in Pakistan 2011’ is fourth such report issued by the by Aurat Foundation compiling annual statistics of violence against women in the country. The comprehensive report presents analysis of such crimes and explains the mindset that leads to these extreme steps.
ISLAMABAD: As many as 32,658 cases of violence against women were registered all over the country from 2008 to 2011, while there was 6.74 per cent increase in such cases between 2010 and 2011. This was disclosed in a report titled ‘Situation of violence against women in Pakistan’, launched by Aurat Foundation here on Monday. Justice (retired) Majida Rizvie, former chairperson of National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW), who was chief guest at the launching ceremony, said there were many causes behind violence against women but the root cause was perhaps women’s dependence on men and men’s approach that women were their dependent and hence their property.
LAHORE: As many as 3,153 cases of violence against women, including 860 kidnap cases, were recorded during last six months of 2011 in the Punjab province, says Aurat Foundation`s second bi-annual report on violence against women launched at the Lahore Press Club on Monday.