Despite massive awareness campaigns carried out across the country violence against girls and youth women has increased over the past few years in the country with dowry remaining a major concern. The leading women rights organization observed that the police are not proactive in producing witnesses and shortage of investigating officers is another factor that comes in the way of availing legal aid. As there is no guarantee of safety at home victims or witnesses often do not have the courage to testify against criminals in case of murder, rape, and trafficking, arid abduction. Such phenomenon allows the perpetrators to remain free and commit the same crimes against. Around 492 young girls and women were victims of rape and gang rapes in the last six months of 2015. About 2079 incidents of violence against women occurred in the current year during the same period of January to June 2015. Of them 99 incidents are gang rapes and 46 incidents of killings after rapes. Rape has been a major tool of violence and this incident is happening due to lack of implementation of existing law. The perpetrators would bring to justice and provide exemplary punishment so that would not dare to commit such crimes any more. The number of rapes incidents occurred in the country was 393 in 2009; 593 in 2010; 508 in 2012; 696 in 2013610 in 2014 and 492 in 2015 and their age limit 10 to 30.
The rising trend of sexual violence against women reasons a culture of impunity apathy of law enforcers and administration typically mindset and social and political unrest are the major contributors to the malaise. The Government law enforcing agencies should be active. If they do their duty properly then automatically the number of violence against women will be less. There are many treaties and acts such as: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading treatment or Punishment (CAT) Violence Women (VAW) and so on also Penal Code (XLV of 1980) contains provisions that defined torture, causing injury, abduction, murder, defamation etc. as punishable offenses. Violence against women takes place in most societies both physically and mentally. In a patriarchal structure of society, a man treats a woman as an object of sexual pleasure. This mind set must be changed. When women will be considered as a human being then prevention of violence against women will be possible. Please see the media news