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39% of Pakistanis say throwing acid is the worst crime committed against women. GILANI POLL/GALLUP PAKISTAN

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According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 39% of Pakistanis say throwing acid is the worst crime committed against women.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked. In your opinion, what is the worst crime committed against women? Responding to this, 39% said throwing acid, 24% said domestic violence, 21% said honor killing and 13% said vani (child marriage). However, 3% did not give a response.

Comparing results between localities, there is not much difference between rural (39%) and urban (40%) areas in identifying throwing acid as the worst crime committed against women. However, 32% of people living in urban areas think domestic violence is the second worst crime committed against women, whereas it was only identified by 20% in rural areas.

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