Unfortunately, women in our country terribly suffer under the hands of men. Domestic violence is a long prevailing social evil. Violence against women take many other forms as well, which are rape, forced marriage, honor killing etc. Females are not given a respectable position in the household. They are made dependent on men so that they can be controlled. A woman who raises her voice for her rights is killed in the name of honour. Women are offered low paying jobs and thus they survive on their own. They persuade themselves to continue their abusive marriage because the society stigmatises a divorced woman. It’s time that measures are taken for female empowerment in our country

KHADIJA KURD,

Turbat, August 8.