Islam teaches us lessons of gender equality. But it hurts me to see that, around the globe, females are victims of domestic abuse, torture, and rape. Pakistan is the one of those countries which provides the least security to females. In Pakistan, a huge amount of women fall victim to rape, among which 6.2 percent are physically injured and 9 percent are disfigured. Out of all the assaults reported to police stations in Karachi in the year 2012, 27 percent were cases of sexual assault. Around the world, 91 percent of rape victims are innocent females. 

Are females born to have a discouraged life? 

DRUSHAM FAZAL KARIM, 

Turbat, September 22.