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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Harish Shenoy
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Shailendra Dhodi - Shocking life of Middle East women
Child marriages are hardly a thing of the past. In most countries this practice has been deemed illegal but in countries like Afghanistan and Pakistan, under age girls being married off to middle aged men are common. Image courtesy: Procured via more »
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Nidhi Gupta
Nidhi Gupta and commented on the photo by Shailendra Dhodi
on Aug 22, 2014 , 10:34 pm
Shailendra Dhodi - Shocking life of Middle East women
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 »
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Rahul Agarwal
Rahul Agarwal started the Discussion
on Aug 22, 2014 , 10:30 pm
Crime against women
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Hari Sharma
Hari Sharma commented on the photo by Shailendra Dhodi
on Aug 22, 2014 , 08:07 pm
Shailendra Dhodi - Shocking life of Middle East women
On the one hand economies and countries like the UAE thrive of western style capitalism but at the same time encourage women to adorn the veil. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Search more »
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Hari Sharma
Hari Sharma commented on the photo by Shailendra Dhodi
on Aug 22, 2014 , 08:06 pm
Shailendra Dhodi - Shocking life of Middle East women
In a shocking shop display window in Tel Aviv, women were shown wearing price tags stating their name, price, origin etc. The campaign was made to draw attention to the problem of women trafficking and sold as commodities in the Middle East. Image more »
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Hari Sharma
Hari Sharma commented on the photo by Shailendra Dhodi
on Aug 22, 2014 , 08:06 pm
Shailendra Dhodi - Shocking life of Middle East women
Human slavery, in various formats, is widespread in Saudi society even today. Saudi Arabia was among the last nations who, under pressure from United Nations, outlawed slavery in 1962. However, only 10,000 slaves were freed in 1962 and remaining more »
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Hari Sharma
Hari Sharma commented on the photo by Shailendra Dhodi
on Aug 22, 2014 , 08:04 pm
Shailendra Dhodi - Shocking life of Middle East women
Tens of thousands of Yazidi people and Christians have been facing the wrath of terror outfit ISIS. They have been forced to flee or forced to convert to Islam. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Search more »
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Hari Sharma
Hari Sharma commented on the photo by Shailendra Dhodi
on Aug 22, 2014 , 06:28 pm
Shailendra Dhodi - Shocking life of Middle East women
Public protests are usually met with this kind of treatment even by the state police who have been known to rape and torture women in their custody. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Search more »
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Hari Sharma
Hari Sharma commented on the photo by Shailendra Dhodi
on Aug 22, 2014 , 06:27 pm
Shailendra Dhodi - Shocking life of Middle East women
On the one hand women in the Middle East were victims of archaic laws and on the other sex slavery and prostitution are common enough. Most men often carry on the medieval tradition of maintaining harems and concubines. Image courtesy: Procured via more »
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Hari Sharma
Hari Sharma commented on the photo by Shailendra Dhodi
on Aug 22, 2014 , 06:25 pm
Shailendra Dhodi - Shocking life of Middle East women
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 »
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Hari Sharma
Hari Sharma commented on the photo by Shailendra Dhodi
on Aug 22, 2014 , 06:14 pm
Shailendra Dhodi - Shocking life of Middle East women
According to UN reports 70% of the women in the Middle East suffer from some form of violence. Public executions during the Taliban rule were a common sight. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Search more »
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Hari Sharma
Hari Sharma commented on the photo by Shailendra Dhodi
on Aug 22, 2014 , 06:14 pm
Shailendra Dhodi - Shocking life of Middle East women
Public punishment is another form of abuse women in the Middle East are subjected to. Death by stoning or being buried alive are ways to apparently prevent women from committing adultery. Image courtesy: Procured via Google Search more »
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Hari Sharma
Hari Sharma commented on the photo by Shailendra Dhodi
on Aug 22, 2014 , 05:58 pm
Shailendra Dhodi - Shocking life of Middle East women
Cases of domestic violence are the most common form of subjugation of women in the Middle East. It is shockingly common for women to be physically and mentally tortured for trivial reasons not only by their husbands but by members of his family as more »
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