Domestic abuse

The rate of violence against women throughout the country portrays a very dark picture. Sadly, most of these crimes go not recorded due to lack of women freedom and weak legal and justice framework. This frightful example features the sufferings of women in the name of cultural and religious norms that male dominated societies endorse. A study by the Aurat Foundation, a Pakistani women's rights group, in 2013 found that Punjab province alone accounted for 5,800 crimes against women. The cases of domestic abuse are higher in Punjab and Sindh as compared to Baluchistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. However, South Punjab tops the list as such cases are reported frequently in these areas. At least 75 cases of torture against women were reported between July and September 2016 at the Benazir Bhutto Women Crisis Centre, Multan. According to Punjab Gender Parity Report 2016, incidents of torture on women have increased by 20 percent while 173 women were killed for honour in 2015. In 2013, more than 5,800 cases of violence against women were reported in Punjab. Those cases represented 74 percent of the national total that year. A 1999 report by Human Rights Watch estimated that between 70 percent and 90 percent of women in Pakistan will suffer some form of spousal abuse. An academic study in 2007 found that 5,000 women die every year in domestic incidents, while thousands more are killed or maimed. At the most extreme end of the spectrum are acid attacks, burnings, and honour killings. But at the other end are beatings which do not require hospitalization, psychological torment, and other forms of daily abuse. For many women, they have nowhere to run to. According to latest estimate that 70 to 90 percent of women in Pakistan have suffered some kind of abuse or violence. They estimate that 5000 women are killed per year for domestic violence. According to WHO report in 48 different countries 10 to 69 percent of women were being physically hot by their partner at some point in their life. A two-day seminar recently concluded after discussing the findings of a new study on the perils of being female. The study finds that while laws do exist that refer specifically to violence against women and domestic abuse, the policies in Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh (the focus of the study) are fragmented and poorly implemented.  On the very day the discussion at the seminar was reported in the press, another news item bore witness to just such a tragedy: a woman in North Karachi had been strangled to death; the police quoted her husband as having confessed to flying into a fit of rage over her inability to serve breakfast on time. The autopsy found that the woman had regularly been beaten. And the circumstances of the couple's marriage provide insight into yet another dimension in which women's rights are routinely violated: the wife had been 18 years of age, the husband 47, and the union had been arranged according to her father's preferences.
 There are many reasons by which women and girls being beaten to death. 12 years old girl who was beaten to death by her father and younger brother due to failing to make round roti in 2015. This is a small example of our society. There are many reasons by which female are facing domestic violence. Pakistan is the third most dangerous country in the world for women according to recent report. The main reasons for the murders of women are marriage for marriage, forced marriages, non-provision of dowry, consecutive births of female children and want of male heir. Dowry death is a form of domestic violence, bride burning, acid attacks also forms of domestic violence. Women, who bear domestic violence, suffered mentally, physically torture. The human right commission of Pakistan reported that about four women are killed every day either by their husband or any other family member. Dowry deaths are death of women who murdered by continuously torture by their husband or in laws. It is common country Like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Iran. India reports highest number of dowry death and Pakistan reports second highest numbers of dowry death with 2,000 reported. Dowry deaths have been rising in Pakistan for decades. 
Earlier in February 2016, the Punjab Assembly unanimously approved the Protection of Women against Violence Bill, calling for an end to all criminalities against women such as domestic violence, acid attack, rape, psychological and economic abuse, stalking and cyber-crimes. The 31 clauses of the new bill provide an efficient system for complaint registration and penalties for offenders. The new law emerges as a saving mechanism for prevention, combating and eradication of violence against women. It is distressing that laws in favour of women are passed in the parliament but common women were unaware of these laws and thus could not initiate legal proceedings against the inhumane torture and violence inflicted upon them. Pakistan has, on a policy level, failed to address the issue of violence against women, particularly domestic violence. Such violence is considered a family's private matter. Legislation has been enacted, but only in Punjab have we seen any real effort deployed towards effective implementation, such as the setting up of helplines and shelters.
Domestic violence cause serious injuries, wound, fractures, sleeping disorder, suicidal thought and other mental and physical, psychological, social and emotional consequences. We should respect them give love, security, comfort at home because home is the safest place. Maintain a healthy, respectful relationship with your spouse. Educate others on domestic violence give awareness to others may be your little effort will make someone life secure.