Gender equality and economic violence

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.

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