Pakistan's women get first abuse hotline

Group in Karachi launches landmark call centre for women seeking help in case of domestic violence.

    Pakistan has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in Asia, despite parliament recently passing laws aimed at improving the rights of women.

    Although practical support for victims of abuse is rare, one group in Karachi is trying making a difference.

    The group, known as Madadgar, or The Helper, has opened Pakistan's first hotline for women seeking help for domestic violence.

    Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports from Karachi.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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