Systematic discrimination at household and societal level against women and girls is one of the most pervasive causes and consequences of the power inequality that drives poverty and injustice, and is often exacerbated when gender intersects with other identities, such as religion, ethnicity, age and health. Women and girls in Pakistan are subjected to different forms of violence including domestic violence, honour killing, acid attacks, sexual abuse and harassment, stove burning, polygamy, informal divorce, dowry, exchange marriages, child marriages and denied right to education, health and economic opportunities. The large scale acceptance of violence against women and girls within the society and its impunity is alarming. Violence against women and girls, is a violation of fundamental human rights, a barrier to women’s active citizenship, and hence, a fundamental constraint to them actualising their full potential and to a life with dignity. Resource allocation and expenditure on education is one of the impediment for girls’ access to education (besides quality of education, governance capacity, social and cultural norms etc).