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Image'Honour' kills 1,000 women in Pakistan each year

Pakistan was ranked third largely on the basis of cultural, tribal and religious practices harmful to women.

These include acid attacks, child and forced marriage and punishment or retribution by stoning or other physical abuse.

"Pakistan has some of the highest rates of dowry murder, so-called honour killings and early marriage," said Divya Bajpai, reproductive health advisor at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.

Some 1,000 women and girls die in honour killings annually, according to Pakistan's Human Rights Commission.


Image: Pakistan has some of the highest rates of dowry murder, so-called honour killings and early marriage
Photographs: Asim Tanveer/Reuters
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