Sets up female-staffed police desks

Khatoon Bibi, has been appointed to lady constable of the Women Police Reporting Center at Saidu Sharif .

SAIDU SHARIF, Aug 28,2013 (Adnan Rashid / UPI Next) — The new government of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has established four police desks staffed by female police officers to take reports from women complaining of abuse or violence.

The first Women Police Reporting Centers set up by the coalition led by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party are in the conservative Swat and Swabi districts.

In addition, two small legal centers have been set up in area hospitals to ensure immediate action is taken when family or sexual abuse is reported.

Women’s advocates say sexual violence can be prevalent in this area of Pakistan, but justice less so.

In one typical case, a 12-year-old girl was nearly raped, but because she was reluctant to report the details to a male police officer, her case wasn’t prosecuted.

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