As of April 15, the Covid-19 pandemic has infected almost 2,000,984 people in 185 countries, resulting in more than 128,000 deaths. Pakistan had its first two confirmed cases on February 26. By April 15, the number of confirmed cases had crossed 6,000 and 107 deaths had been reported.
Violence against women is endemic — it is found in the form of physical, psychological and sexual violence. Pakistan now has laws on these forms of violence in the shape of Pakistan Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, The Acid Control and Acid Crime Prevention Act, The Women in Distress and Detention Fund Act and, most recently, the Punjab Government’s Protection of Women Against Violence Act, 2016.