Gallup: 39 % Pakistanis say acid throwing worst crime committed against women: Survey

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 39% of Pakistanis said that ‘throwing acid’ is 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 honour 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.

The study was released by Gilani foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2659 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during February 18 to 25 February.