Sexual crimes against women in Pakistan have soared by 16% in 2021 . Cases of kidnapping up 25%, assault by 47%, acid burning by 18%, and honour killing by 17% .
Updated on Thursday, the Punjab Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) released a Gender Parity Report showing that sexual crimes against women in Pakistan have soared by 16% in 2021, with cases of kidnapping up 25%, assault by 47%, acid burning by 18%, and honour killing by 17%.The VAW acquittal rate in 2021 was 95%.The total active user base for PSCA Women Safety Applications increased by 266%.There are 60.8 million men and 59.2 million women in Pakistan's Punjab, respectively.The number of births recorded increased from 1.32 million in 2020 to 1.37 million in 2021, while the number of deaths recorded increased from 540,681 in 2020 to 577,629 in 2021.Only 1.7 percent of women have a car.Compared to 17.8 million men, only 8.2 million women own their own property.According to reports, 96 out of the total 131 reported cases of kidnapping in the country came from Punjab province. From Balochistan, no kidnapping cases were reported.Rap events came in second place in the media.Punjab reported the highest number of 38 cases out of a total of 57 cases, followed by Sindh, which reported 13 cases, followed by 3 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 2 cases from Islamabad.According to The News International, only one case had been reported from Balochistan.Meanwhile, it was earlier revealed that Pakistan's Global Gender Gap Index has worsened over time. According to the latest report, Pakistan is ranked 153 out of 156 countries on the gender parity scale, or among the last four.