GENEVA – United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHCR) on Monday reported that the violence against girls’ education is increasing every passing day in the world which is an alarming situation for world, PakistanTribe received international media reports.
UNHCR report counted the attacks on girls including abduction 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram, the militant organization of Nigeria which is against the girls’ education, and the shooting of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan.
Chief of the women’s human rights and gender section at the UN human rights office highlighted that most of the cases had their roots in religious and cultural extremism while others are gang-related, notably in El-Salvador and other parts of Central America, Veronica Birga,
“Attacks against girls accessing education persist and, alarmingly, appear in some countries to be occurring with increasingly regularity,” the report said.
“In most instances, such attacks form part of broader patterns of violence, inequality and discrimination.” the report further stated.
“The common cause of all these attacks, which are very different in nature, is deeply entrenched discrimination against women and girls,” an official told the news briefing.
The report continued as “In Mali, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan “very strict dress codes have been imposed through the use of violence, including sexual violence on schoolgirls.”
“They are more exposed to child marriages and forced marriages, they are more exposed to trafficking and the worst forms of child labor.”
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