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World Health Organization’s World Report on Violence and Health notes that "one of the most common forms of violence against women is that performed by a husband or male partner”.
Gender based violence is not only observable in third world countries like Pakistan but also in developed countries like USA.
According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, in US, women experience about 4.8 million intimate partner-related physical assaults and rapes every year.
Also in 2005, 1181 women were killed by their intimate partners in US.
Gender-based violence (GBV) is a major public health and human rights problem throughout the world.
Violence is among the leading causes of death for people aged 15-44 years worldwide, accounting for 14% of deaths among males and 7% of deaths among females.
For every person who dies as a result of violence, many more are injured and suffer from a range of physical, sexual, reproductive and mental health problems.
On the other hand , suicide attacks is one of the most latest forms of violence we can observe which according to critics can be an outcome of social injustice and negligence one faces during some years of life.
As we are concerned with Gender issues, our glance will be more focused on forms and consequences of gender based violence.