“She does not even go to see if her daughter is alive.”


Name: 
Samia Sarwar
Killed: Aged 29

“All I want is to marry the man who raped me.”


Name:
Shazia
Age:
15

“I pray to Allah that no girl ever needs to be born in Pakistan.”


Name:
Faranza
Age:
63

I had six children altogether with my first husband, but only three survived.
We lived with his family, and it wasn’t really my husband who was the main problem, it was my brother-in-law.

“We woke up in a room filled with flames and smoke.”


Name:
Bushra, Rihana, Parveen and Mary
Age:
16-23

“I pray to Allah for forgiveness five times every day.”  


Name:
Sheema
Age:
18 

“The man who threw the acid over me only spent six months in prison.”


Name:
Gulnaz
Age: 43

“You can’t live on your own when you’re a woman in Pakistan. Never.”


Name:
Akhtar
Age: 35

“Several women who have stayed at Dastak have been murdered by their families when they have dared to venture out.”


Who:
Dastak shelter
What:
Offer protection to women who have been subjected to violence or threats of violence. Lahore’s only private women’s shelter.

“With armed guards for protection.”


Who:
Hina Jilani and Asma Jahangir
What:
As lawyers, they pursue questions relating to women’s human rights.

“Mutilations are the worst.”


Who:
Aurat Foundation
What:
Create the only statistics on violence against women by reading every word of the country’s newspapers.