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Pakistan honour killings on the rise, report reveals – BBC News

Pakistan honour killings on the rise, report reveals – BBC News

Nearly 1,100 women were killed in Pakistan last year by relatives who believed they had dishonoured their families, the country’s independent Human Rights Commission says.

In its annual report the commission said 900 more women suffered sexual violence and nearly 800 took, or tried to take, their own lives.

In 2014 about 1,000 women died in honour-related attacks and 869 in 2013.

Source: Pakistan honour killings on the rise, report reveals – BBC News