Pakistani sexs

Sahil, a nongovernmental organization that fights child exploitation in Pakistan, has issued yearly reports on child sex abuse since the organization was founded in 1996.

"We will just say that the reporting [of sex-abuse cases] has increased," she says.

"This has been a voiceless or silent issue but now the people have the courage to report it." With nearly 10 children subjected to sexual abuse in Pakistan every day, activists are calling on the government to do much more to deal with the issue.

Nearly 52 percent of the reported crimes took place in rural areas, compared to 48 percent in urban areas.

The majority -- about 68 percent -- took place in the eastern Punjab Province, Pakistan's second-largest and most populous province.

Rights groups have called on the authorities to do more to crack down on sex crimes in general.