Tuesday 23 February 2016

More than half of all teenage girls in Pakistan believe domestic violence is justified, report reveals


A report carried out by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has revealed that troublingly, more than half of all teenage girls in Pakistan believe that domestic violence is justified for at least one reason. 
Refusing sex was just one of the reasons girls aged between 15 and 19 believed a husband would be justified in beating his wife, while more than 30 per cent of girls of the same age had already experienced physical or sexual violence in Pakistan.
The report, entitled  ‘Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young People in Asia and the Pacific’, also included data from Cambodia, India, Bangladesh and Nepal which revealed similar attitudes about violence against women among teenage boys, the Express Tribune reported
Between 25 and 51 per cent said that wife beating was justified.
It was discovered that factors such as low education, unemployment and family history of violence were linked to acceptance of violence in the home.

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