Violence against women is a technical term used to collectively refer to violent acts that are primarily or exclusively committed against women. Similar to a hate crime, this type of violence targets a specific group with the victim's gender as a primary motive. The United Nations General Assembly defines "violence against women" as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life." The 1993 Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women noted that this violence could be perpetrated by assailants of either gender, family members and even the "State" itself. Worldwide governments and organizations actively work to combat violence against women through a variety of programs. A UN resolution designated November 25 as International Day for the Elimination of Violence...
Men Can Stop Rape seeks to mobilize men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women. In 1997, the founders of Men Can Stop Rape pioneered a different way of addressing the epidemic of v more »
As I sit down to write this, newspapers are reporting the gang-rape of a Mumbai journalist. People are posting the link everywhere, and in a while, comments and announcements about protests will follow. We’ve been here before. And then there are hundreds of other times when we should have been there to speak up, but haven’t.Why aren’t India’s women and girls safe? Who is responsible for their safety? How should that safety be assured? Since December 2012, these three quest more »
Violence against women is one of the major problem our country is facing today. So many incidents of rapes are being reported. What according to you , should be the steps taken by the government in the direction to eradicate the problem? more »
In the latest killing spree from terror outfit ISIS, 31 women were massacred in their home over suspicions they were prostitutes in Iraq. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Search more »
According to the Taliban's diktats, women were the property of men and could not venture out without being accompanied by a male member of the family even if he was younger. Failure to adhere to such rules was often met with flogging in public. more »