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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Shatarup Chowdhury
Shatarup Chowdhury reported the Citizen Journalism
on Jul 28, 2014 , 04:50 pm
Delayed NFHS derails health monitoring
When the 2014 global Human Development Report is released later this month, it will include for the fourth time statistics from the new Multi-dimensional Poverty Index. For India, however, these numbers will be almost meaningless as a widening gap more »
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Rahul Sunitha Sunitha
Rahul Sunitha Sunitha started the Discussion
on Jul 23, 2014 , 03:49 pm
Young guy with older women
I m 26 yrs old guy 6 months before get married with 24 yrs old girl. She is beautiful and slim. But i feel i like older women above 35+. Dont no why ? . Before marrage also i used to watch pron of older and shapeless women vedios. That time i more »
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Venkatachari Thoudoju
Venkatachari Thoudoju commented on the citizen journalism by Pradeep Sinha
on Jul 15, 2014 , 04:15 pm
Pradeep Sinha - Use of mobile phones !!!
Minister for art, culture and youth affairs Vinay Bihari of Bihar, has taken a new take on what is behind the rising violence against women --- a non - vegetarian diet and the mobile phone,a device, which, he says, is being used by youths to watch more »
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Rajesh Kumar Srivastava
Rajesh Kumar Srivastava reported the Citizen Journalism
on Jul 10, 2014 , 09:31 pm
Violence against wome
Main article: Violence against women A campaign against female genital mutilation – a road sign near Kapchorwa, Uganda. Anti-dowry poster in Bangalore, India Burning witches, with others held in Stocks The phrase violence against women is a t more »
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Ravi Rathore
Ravi Rathore reported the Citizen Journalism
on Jul 02, 2014 , 03:41 pm
Sorry, but Tapas Pal may get away with rape remark
In any civilised society, he should have been thrown straight out on his ear. This was the very least Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee should have done the minute a video footage of MP Tapas Pal making the most appallingly violent remarks more »
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Tomsan Kattackal
Tomsan Kattackal posted the Blog
on Jun 30, 2014 , 01:06 am
Gulabi Gang
The Gulabi gang is a group of Indian women vigilantes and activists originally from Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh, but reported to be active across North India as of 2010.The Gulabi gang was founded by Sampat Pal Devi, a mother of five and former government health worker (as well as a former child bride), as a response to widespread domestic abuse and other violence against women. Gulabis visit abusive husbands and threaten to beat them with laathis (sticks) unless they stop abusing their wives.In more »
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Tomsan Kattackal
Tomsan Kattackal commented on the discussion by Vinayak S Mushigeri
on Jun 29, 2014 , 01:04 am
Vinayak S Mushigeri - Zero Tolerance for Violence
Zero Tolerance for Violence: Can Indian Women Feel Safe Again?The Indian government will have a policy of zero tolerance of violence against women. CabinetPresident Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said the government would have "zero tolerance" more »
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Tomsan Kattackal
Tomsan Kattackal commented on the discussion by Santosh Sarwad
on Jun 29, 2014 , 01:04 am
Santosh Sarwad - Zero Tolerance for Violence Can Indian Women
President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said the government would have "zero tolerance" for violence against women and is committed to ensure 33 percent reservation for women in parliament. Addressing the joint session of parliament, the president s more »
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Tomsan Kattackal
Tomsan Kattackal posted the Blog
on Jun 27, 2014 , 01:16 am
Breakthrough (human rights)
Based in India and the United States, Breakthrough's multimedia campaigns address global issues including violence against women, sexuality and HIV/AIDS, and immigrant rights and racial justice. Breakthrough envisions a world in which all people enjoy their human rights and live with dignity, equality, and justice. We can build this world by making violence and discrimination against women and girls unacceptable.   Their mission is to prevent violence against women and girls by more »
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Tomsan Kattackal
Tomsan Kattackal and commented on the citizen journalism by Ravi Rathore
on Jun 26, 2014 , 04:30 am
Ravi Rathore - Modi’s agenda for governance can help him attain his ambitious goals
Two weeks constitute only 1.12% of a five-year mandate and provide bare breathing time in the life of a new government, especially in a country facing multiple crises. The two weeks after the swearing-in to the President’s address outline the c more »
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