16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
Here’s how the Indian Judiciary has stood up to the menace of sexual crimes committed against women.
How many of us actively intervene to stop gender-based violence? How many of us even recognise it when it is happening?
Research shows that 57 percent of boys and 53 percent of girls aged 15-19 believe that wife-beating is acceptable. One can only imagine how widespread this is in homes, that children find wife-beating acceptable and even regular.
The decision regarding whether to continue a pregnancy or terminate it, should fundamentally be the decision of a woman and Indian judiciary ensures that.
Respect has as many connotations as there are women in this world. So, find your own meaning and then go ahead assert it. Every time you do it, you become an agent of change. You have right there prevented the domino effect of violence against women.
Gender biased sex selection is a result of a complex web of social, economic and cultural factors. The most dominant contributory factors are the deeply entrenched son preference, rapid decline in fertility, and access to technology and its misuse.
The Courts have on various occasions upheld the rights of women who have been denied maternity benefits by upholding their right to a safe and discrimination-free work environment.
While violence denies women the right to survival, well- being and development, the fact is that most violence goes unreported because it occurs within the most intimate and trusted relationships.
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