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Because I'm a girl: violence against women

Shabana (not her real name) leans against her mothers' back.
Raped by her brother-in-law when she was 4 years old, she is both emotionally and physically scarred. Afraid of the stigma involved surrounding rape victims, the family settled out of court and the rapist didn't go to jail.
Around 15% of survivors of sexual abuse in Pakistan are between the ages of 6 and 11 years old.
Over 55% of the survivors are younger then 18 years old.
W.A.R. (War against rape) reported that cases of child rape are increasing at an alarming rate. Pakistan, 2011

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Because I'm a girl - Rape in Pakistan
Shabana (not her real name) leans against her mothers' back. <br />
Raped by her brother-in-law when she was 4 years old, she is both emotionally and physically scarred.  Afraid of the stigma involved surrounding rape victims, the family settled out of court and the rapist didn't go to jail.<br />
Around 15% of survivors of sexual abuse in Pakistan are between the ages of 6 and 11 years old. <br />
Over 55% of the survivors are younger then 18 years old.<br />
W.A.R. (War against rape) reported that cases of child rape are increasing at an alarming rate. Pakistan, 2011