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The definition of violence by World Health Organization (WHO, 2010) is actual or threatened violence done intentionally and unintentionally by using physical force, against any person leading to death, harm, injury and maladaptive behavior or deprivation.

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The Consequences of Bullying: On How the Roots Go Deeper Than We Deem

June 19, 2016 – 4:15 AM |

In today’s world, the reported cases of violence among the youth have been escalating in our society. These cases of violence may present in a range of different forms, of which one of the most …

Early Marriages and their Consequences in Pakistan – A Social Menace

February 17, 2016 – 11:00 PM | One Comment

A nine years old girl was married to an old man because her father was unable to return a loan that he had taken from her husband.  At twelve years of age, she was divorced …

Infertility in Women: Psychological Effects and the Grave Social Stigma

September 23, 2015 – 11:15 PM |

“Infertility is a major negative life event which has deleterious effects on women’s and men’s subjective well-being.”
-Journal of Marriage and Family (Abbey et al., 1992)
Becoming a mother is one of the greatest blessings in a …

A Rampant Crime of the Intimate: Domestic Violence against Women in Pakistan

November 27, 2014 – 12:30 PM | 2 Comments

It is well known that women are helpless to many forms of violence, and domestic violence signifies the collective term. Violence against women is one of the crucial social mechanisms by which they are forced …

Violence Against Children With Disability: Pinnacle Of Helplessness

November 9, 2013 – 10:09 PM |

Children with disability are the most sensitive and exposed group of people who are vulnerable to violence. It is because of the attached stigma and prejudice that any kind of disability, which can hinder a …

Wilting Roses: Rising Incidence of Depression in Children

September 22, 2013 – 2:34 PM |

Today’s world takes children for granted, uses them for their own benefits, changes their state of mind from pacific point to stress, then children adapt to what their adults lead them through. Parental depression has …

Pedophiles: The Child Assaulters against the Coerced Innocents

August 30, 2013 – 10:32 PM | One Comment

Child abuse is a general term used to specify children who are maltreated either physically, mentally, emotionally, morally, or sexually. Molestation typically specifies sexually harassment done to children. It is of various forms.
Pedophiles are people …

Journey through Medical School: Darkness behind Bright Futures?

August 30, 2013 – 10:22 PM |

The teenage inclination to wear the white lab coat in a chemistry lab and pretend to be a doctor amidst friends implants in some hearts the irrepressible desire to take up that white coat for …

Men – Victims of Violence?

January 12, 2013 – 2:00 PM | 2 Comments

It is widely agreed that a pleasant way to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon in the great city of Karachi is to devote the time to the gratifying task of browsing through a book store …

Over The Counter Drugs: Use & Abuse

September 12, 2012 – 10:28 PM | 4 Comments

22 January, 2008, Manhattan: Oscar-nominated actor Heath Ledger found dead in his apartment. The cause of death was said to be from a possible overdose of a mixture of over the counter and prescription drugs, …