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05 June 2019

Economic and Social Costs of Violence Against Women and Girls in Pakistan: Country Technical Report

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  • VAWG themes: Costs of VAWG
  • Country: Pakistan

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is widely recognised as a violation of human rights and a challenge to public health. VAWG also has economic and social costs that have not been adequately recognised. These costs not only impact individual women and their families but ripple through society and the economy at large. The threat VAWG poses to the social fabric of the country and its impacts on economic development have not been adequately investigated, analysed or quantified in Pakistan.

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