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Violence Against Women in Pakistan: A qualitative review of statistics for 2009

A qualitative review of statistics for 2009. Apart from the dates, little else has changed overtime. Women are suffering from the same crimes of violence committed against them over and over again. The apathy of the political elite is the same. The lack of understanding on the part of the women parliamentarians is the same. If there has been any change, it is in the level of cruelty shown to women during the year under review. Earlier women were first killed and then buried. Now they are being buried alive. Earlier the women were kidnapped and shot to death, this year they are not only kidnapped but also thrown before dogs prior to being killed. Of course, the other change is in the number cases of VAW that have increased substantially !

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