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316 cases of violence against women reported in 2006

KARACHI: A total of 316 cases of violence against women were reported in 2006, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Women Development on Monday.

Out of the 316 cases, 70 cases were of domestic violence, three of women trafficking, five of medical provision, 12 of violence in custody, four of unlawful marriage, one of dowry, 23 of micro credit/financial support, 22 of murder, 19 of reconciliation, 10 of legal aid, six of dissolution of marriage, three of shelter, eight of sexual assault, two of honour killing and one case of gang rape were reported.

Sindh Minister for Women Development, Dr Saeeda Malik, called upon the destitute and oppressed women to benefit from the free legal aid being provided by the Women Crisis Center.

She said this during a meeting with various female visitors at her office, a press release said on Monday. The provincial minister said that the Center has resolved 35 cases related to property disputes during 2006 from Karachi, Hyderabad, Bain and Naushero Feroze.

Source: The News

Date:2/20/2007

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