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Pakistan ranked third in survey on violence against women

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* India cited for trafficking and sexual slavery

LONDON: A global survey of perceptions regarding violence against women has ranked Pakistan third.

Violence, dismal healthcare and brutal poverty make Afghanistan the world’s most dangerous country for women, with Congo a close second due to horrific levels of rape, a Thomson Reuters Foundation expert poll said on Wednesday. Pakistan, India and Somalia ranked third, fourth and fifth, respectively, in the survey of perceptions of threats ranging from domestic abuse and economic discrimination to female foeticide, genital mutilation and acid attacks. Read More »Pakistan ranked third in survey on violence against women