Because I'M A Girl FotoVisura It's estimated that worldwide 1 in 5 women will become the victim of rape or attempted rape during her life. In Pakistan around 85% of women face various forms of gender-based violence. Sexual violence is still so much a taboo issue and unreliable statistics hide the actual magnitude of the... http://sm.fotovisura.com/34316.medium.jpg It's estimated that worldwide 1 in 5 women will become the victim of rape or attempted rape during her life. In Pakistan around 85% of women face various forms of gender-based violence. Sexual violence is still so much a taboo issue and unreliable statistics hide the actual magnitude of the problem. After I heard about the gang rape case of Mukhtar Mai, I wanted to do a project on the subject of rape. In a conservative society like Pakistan this is very difficult and most people still believe the woman must have done something wrong herself to have been raped. The perpetrators hardly punished. With this series I tried to give some of the survivors a voice and hope to create more understanding for some of the victims and their families.

It's estimated that worldwide 1 in 5 women will become the victim of rape or attempted rape during her life. In Pakistan around 85% of women face various forms of gender-based violence. Sexual violence is still so much a taboo issue and unreliable statistics hide the actual magnitude of the problem. After I heard about the gang rape case of Mukhtar Mai, I wanted to do a project on the subject of rape. In a conservative society like Pakistan this is very difficult and most people still believe the woman must have done something wrong herself to have been raped. The perpetrators hardly punished. With this series I tried to give some of the survivors a voice and hope to create more understanding for some of the victims and their families.

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