Violence against women

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...
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Kripa Parekh
Kripa Parekh started the Discussion
on Apr 08, 2014 , 04:01 pm
'German woman molested in India'
What is happening in India? There is another case of molestation that has been reported in Agra. A German national was molested in an Agra hotel. It is so disgraceful how tourists are treated in our country. We should treat our tourists with love more »
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Nivedita Gupta
Nivedita Gupta updated the Discussion
on Mar 20, 2014 , 12:15 pm
Even celebs are nor safe in India
In a shocking incident, a 21-year-old Indian VJ and actress, Rhea Chakravarty got GROPED in her building elevator in Mumbai, in the presence of security guards. What is wrong with India? Even celebrities are not safe here! more »
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Shreyash Dhawale
Shreyash Dhawale commented on the photo by Shailendra Dhodi
on Mar 10, 2014 , 11:42 am
Shailendra Dhodi - Most shocking traditions against women!
In India alone honour killings are an everyday fare with communities like the Khap legitimizing it! Men and women who have fallen in love with people outside their community or religion are faced with the very real threat of death sometimes at the more »
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Shreyash Dhawale
Shreyash Dhawale commented on the photo by Shailendra Dhodi
on Mar 10, 2014 , 11:26 am
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Shreyash Dhawale
Shreyash Dhawale and commented on the photo by Shailendra Dhodi
on Mar 10, 2014 , 11:23 am
Shailendra Dhodi - Most shocking traditions against women!
Devdasis are a form of centuries old tradition that was essentially temple prostitution. It continues today. more »
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Shreyash Dhawale
Shreyash Dhawale and commented on the photo by Shailendra Dhodi
on Mar 10, 2014 , 11:20 am
Shailendra Dhodi - Most shocking traditions against women!
Women like Rani Padmini chose to commit jauhar rather than be the subject of Sher Shah's lusts. But women were often the currency by which rulers prevented wars with a strong enemy. more »
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Sitanshu Pandey
Sitanshu Pandey commented on the photo by Shailendra Dhodi
on Mar 09, 2014 , 01:27 am
Shailendra Dhodi - Most shocking traditions against women!
Divorce laws are outdated in most Asian countries. Three time's the charm if you say 'Talaaq' to your wife and you are free from her if you follow the Shariat! more »
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Sitanshu Pandey
Sitanshu Pandey commented on the photo by Shailendra Dhodi
on Mar 09, 2014 , 01:24 am
Shailendra Dhodi - Most shocking traditions against women!
Public killings of women who have allegedly committed adultery is a common occurrence in Islamic countries. more »
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Sitanshu Pandey
Sitanshu Pandey commented on the photo by Shailendra Dhodi
on Mar 09, 2014 , 01:23 am
Shailendra Dhodi - Most shocking traditions against women!
Sati was the Rajput tradition where in a widow had to climb her husband's funeral pyre because to die with him was thought to be honourable. The truth was that a life of a widow was no life at all! more »
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Yusuf Hassan
Yusuf Hassan commented on the photo by Shailendra Dhodi
on Mar 08, 2014 , 09:45 pm
Shailendra Dhodi - Most shocking traditions against women!
Women are not allowed to be present at the funeral of their relatives, neither can they light the funeral pyre of their fathers. more »
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Yusuf Hassan
Yusuf Hassan commented on the photo by Shailendra Dhodi
on Mar 08, 2014 , 09:41 pm
Shailendra Dhodi - Most shocking traditions against women!
Witch hunts still happen even today in villages and towns. Most times it is to take revenge on women. more »
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Vivek Agnihotri
Vivek Agnihotri commented on the photo by Shailendra Dhodi
on Mar 08, 2014 , 01:08 pm
Shailendra Dhodi - Most shocking traditions against women!
War is one of the aberrations of the human condition in both times gone by and today but the single worst affected are women who are often raped and killed by the plundering armies of enemies. more »
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