Pakistani teenage girls justifies domestic violence if wife refuses to have sex

, 8:56 PM IST

Washington: According to United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report, over 50% of the teenage girls in Pakistan believes that it is justified for a husband to beat his wife if she refuses to have sex.

Girls in the age group of 15-19 who express their views on domestic violence said that “refusing sex” is one of the reasons that justify domestic violence.

The report claimed that more than 30% of the Pakistani girls in the age group of 15-19 had experience physical or sexual violence. Report, titled, “Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young People in Asia and the Pacific” also gave the reason for such violence. It states that low educational, unemployment and a family history of violence are associated with acceptance of violence.

Report also mentioned that Pakistan is one of the countries where the greatest number of adolescents lives with HIV.