LAHORE (Dunya News) – International Day for the elimination of violence against women is being observed today (Friday).
In his message on the day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said “Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development. It imposes large-scale costs on families, communities and economies. The world cannot afford to pay this price.”
Violence against women is a human rights violation and continues to be a global pandemic.
At least 80 percent of women in Pakistan are enduring mental and physical torture due to being unaware of their rights.
Decades ago, violence against women in Pakistani society was not considered deplorable however; no positive change has come in the situation despite of the education, awareness and approval of government bills.
Many bills related to women protection have been passed in the country but the results are futile.
In the first six months of the …