The life expectancy at birth for the population is 66 years, infant mortality is live births and the maternal mortality is 260 deaths per 100,000 live births ( UNDP 2011).In addition to the globally prevalent forms of domestic violence , women in Pakistan also suffer from forms of violence carried out in the name of tradition, culture and religion.The United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women (1993) defines violence against women as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life." (UN General Assembly 1993).
The rate of severely violent incidents dropped for both groups: From 3.8% to 3.0% of women victimized and from 4.6% to 4.4% for men.
In 1986, a report appeared in Social Work, the journal of the National Association of Social Workers (Nov./Dec.
Pakistan was the first Muslim country to have a woman Prime Minister and presently women hold 21% seats in the National Parliament, but the condition of the ordinary woman living here has remained poor.
According to a UNDP report (2011) Pakistan ranks 115th out of a total of 151 countries on the Gender Inequality Index.
Unlike stranger-to-stranger violence, in domestic violence situations the same perpetrator repeatedly assaults the same victim.
These assaults are often in the form of physical injury, but may also be in the form of sexual Violence Against Women in Intimate Relationships Domestic violence is a conscious behavior in which acts of violence and aggression are carried out by one person in a relationship to dominate the other.Honour killing is an old tradition which involves a male member of the family killing a female relative if she is suspected of tarnishing the family’s honour.In most cases the executor is the husband, the father or a brother( Minallah and Durrani, 2009).Every day in Australian women are made a victim of horrific delinquencies like trafficking, honour killing, genital mutilation, sexual exploitation, rape and domestic violence.I am absolutely gutted to say that rates of violence against women in Australia counter parts.Violence against women draws negative image of males in women mind; they loose women’s faith and trust.For sustaining human life on earth Brittany Tupa 04/17/2014 Global Women’s Issue Violence Against Women in Iraq Men in Iraq consider women to be the followers of men in both their household and in society.They believe women are not as capable as the men in decision making.Iraqi women are often limited to the stereotypical role of childbearing and managing the household affairs.Its people and traditions reflect many diverse cultures.It is administratively divided into, four provinces: Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) and Baluchistan, the federal capital Islamabad and seven Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).