Stop Violence Against Women is a worldwide campaign of Amnesty International to counter violence against women. It was started on 5 March 2004, in preparation before International Women's Day. It is one of Amnesty's key campaigns. Amnesty considers that domestic and sexual violence are serious breaches of human rights and Amnesty should confront them. The campaign focuses on ending impunity for those who commit such violence, by pressuring governments to prosecute individuals and change laws to protect women. Amnesty is particularly concerned at the incidence of rape and other violence committed in conflicts such the Second Congo War and Darfur conflict.
Harpreet Kaur posted the Blog
on Mar 03, 2014 , 12:47 pm
The fight for rape continues..
My Sunday turned out to be an educational one. Instead of lazing around and not doing anything productive I ended up learning a thing or two. And where did I learn all this, it was on television. The anticipated show Satyamev Jayate, this season took the topic that literally shook the nation out of a stupor- rape. Post the entire Nirbhaya shameful incident. We have a lot of protest and public outrage that took place following the incident. In the show Aamir went on to discuss the legal, more »
Gayatri Goswami reported the Citizen Journalism
on Feb 18, 2014 , 07:27 pm
News channel ill treats female employees!
As a former employee of a news channel based out of Delhi I have had the misfortune of being one of the many female employees to have faced sexists attitudes. One would think that attitudes in the newsroom are better than your average Joe on the more »
After the horrific incidents such as 'Nirbhaya' companies have come out with app aiming at protecting women, following the same Microsoft India also said that it is introducing Guardian, a new safety application (app), for Windows phone users in more »
Kripa Parekh posted the Blog
on Nov 27, 2013 , 11:51 am
Was this lesser of a rape?
1) When half of India was frenziedly demanding death for rapists, there were a few woman's organisations who said that Death Penalty might make matters worse for future rape victims. If death becomes a certainty then most rapists would try to do away with evidence by killing the victim all together.2) Rape seems be following a pattern since the 16th December Delhi gang-rape. Rapists seems to have taken a fancy to inhuman violence. Over the top of my head I remember two cases which happened more »
Anjum Seth updated the Video
on Nov 25, 2013 , 11:30 am
Bachpan Bachao Andolan: Don't look away!
Everyday in India, almost forty girls under the age of fifteen, are forced into prostitution. This film suggests a simple way by which we can help stop this inhuman practice.
Being new to Gurgaon I am not acquainted with the routes and places and so to avoid getting late to work I decide to take an auto rickshaw from Iffco Chowk Metro Station. On route I realized that two guys on a bike started talking to my auto more »