A Woman's Isolation

PhotographerGeoff Brokate
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountrySydney, Australia
Photo DateJuly - Dec 2010
Entry Description

Due to religious and cultural traditions, a women's place in Pakistan is best described as on the fringes. Restricted in their participation in society many women live a sheltered life of abuse and discrimination. Gender based violence in Pakistan is a frightening reality. Statistics report that four women per day are burnt to death by their husbands or family members, in 2009, 928 women reported being raped, 604 were killed in the name of "honour" and 53 were killed in acid throwing attacks and estimates are that a woman is raped every three hours. These photographs are a depiction of women's isolation in Pakistan and the very real threat that they face each day.