Most of the cases of rape and sexual assault are not reported because the family of the victim thinks reporting the abuse will bring dishonor to their family.
And the families involved are often poor and powerless.
The official asked to remain anonymous for fear of retribution; he has been a target of suicide attacks because of his hard position against militant groups.
I didn't know, he says.The district, which saw 141 cases of child sexual abuse in 2016, was, until 2015, home to a pedophilia ring that abused more than 200 children and sold videos of the abuse.The payoff from offending mullahs to police means that they often refuse to even register a case, says Azam Hussain, a union councillor in Kehrore Pakka.While changes and improvements in womens rights from the government are slow, this education will bring changes at a local level.This issue has ruined so many lives that now the media has started throwing light on it through television serials and privately funded campaigns.
Poor people are afraid, so they don't say anything, Hussain says.
This will show young women that they will not have to be embarrassed of their own body.
While NGOs like Sahil, an organization that works to protect children from sexual abuse and promote the rights of children in Pakistan, produce annual reports that compile cases during a given year, they largely rely on cases reported to the media because there are.Mulk has police protection because of death threats from militants outraged by his defence of a Christian woman sentenced to death for insulting Islam.My aunt said that she had friends who had recently gotten married so they explained it to her.Her tongue had been crushed between her teeth.Eleven girls have been killed, and one girl survived.However, unlike the Catholic Church, which has a clear hierarchy topped by the Vatican, there is no central religious authority that governs madrassas.We need witnesses, evidence, says Sajjad Mohammed Khan, Vehari's deputy superintendent of police for organised crime.
My dad said fine.
And yet, for all gruesome details of Zainab's killing and all the outrage currently coursing through Pakistan, it is unlikely that children like Zainab will gain any meaningful protection from childhood sexual abuse.