“International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women”
Women are one of the best-selling titles in this world. Authors are giving a good amount of women subjects. It is difficult to think a movie without a woman, for an artist, a woman figurative painting attracts most and fetching more revenue, even without a women’s products market won’t be able to reach such heights. Hard to believe, however still jokes cracked over wife is still leading category. No matter how it is next to impossible to think for a life without women.
The role of a mother, sister, wife, daughter, grandmother so perfectly played by the woman. The amount of happiness spread by women in our life is not helping them to uproot the crime against women. Gender inequality damaging the most. it is true and accepted widely by the wise community.
Changes in lifestyle
The twenty-first century may be enjoying the last teen year of the century (twenty Nineteen). Human status changing ‘prosperity’ reaching extremes, innovations taking place, exploring extraterrestrial life, however keeping subject of the substance under the carpet. The life of women is still breathless, clueless to find a better world where a ray of respect can reach them.
United Nations has visualized this issue and promoting awareness programs across the globe to improve the condition of women. To eliminate crime against women, 5th Nov is being recognized as “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women”
UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
“Sexual violence against women and girls is rooted in centuries of male domination. Let us not forget that the gender inequalities that fuel rape culture are essentially a question of power imbalances.”
As per the studies of United Nation, it’s an alarming situation for women the way crime reported against them:
- One in every 3 women and girls experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, most frequently by an intimate partner
- Only 52% of women married or in a union freely make their own decisions about sexual relations, contraceptive use, and health care
- Around 750 million girls married while completing the 18th birthday.
- About 200 million women and girls have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM)
- One in every 2 women killed worldwide killed by their partners or family in 2017; In men’s, this ration is 1:20.
- Women trafficking victims’ numbers are also very serious. World wide this figure is about 71%. Three females out of 4 of these women are sexually exploited.
- Violence against women is as serious a cause of death. Incapacity among women of reproductive age as cancer, and a greater cause of ill-health than traffic accidents and malaria combined.
Crime Against women
Crime against women is not related to developed or developing nations, in-fact the severity of crime in a developed nation is very high. Another challenge is that half or more than half of the incidents not reported by the victims due to fear.
Let’s take one example of the Most Developed country and Developing country:
Developing Country: India (As per wikipedia website)
Rape is the fourth most common crime against women in India. According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) 2013 annual report, 24,923 rape cases were reported across India in 2012. Out of these, 24,470 were committed by someone known to the victim (98% of the cases).
India has been characterized as one of the “countries with the lowest per capita rates of rape”. Many rapes go unreported in various countries including India. In India, consensual sex given on the false promise of marriage constitutes rape. The willingness to report the rape has increased in recent years after several incidents of rape received widespread media attention and triggered the public protest. This led the Government of India to reform its penal code for crimes of rape and sexual assault.
Developed Country: USA (As per wikipedia website)
The 2018 Uniform Crime Report (UCR), which measures rapes that are known to police, estimated that there were 127,258 rapes reported to law enforcement in 2018. The 2016 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which measures sexual assaults and rapes that may not have been reported to the police, estimated that there were 431,840 incidents of rape or sexual assault in 2015.
Relationship between attacker and victim
|Relationship of victim to rapist before the incident|
|Current or former intimate partner||26%|
|Friend or acquaintance||38%|
Guys, I hope it is clear that crime against women is one of the major challenges for all countries. Everyone should come forward to give one penny efforts and educate your kids (Girl/Boy) about this social responsibility like and look way forward for the elimination of violence against Women
- Fit/Strong enough to be ready to fight against such incidents.
- Awareness programs about women touch and identify bad eyes.
- How to trust your near ones, as per reports most of the crime done by close relatives.
- Sexual education.
- Include the women safely law in school/colleges.
- Importance of women in our lives to be explained.
- In day to day life gender un-equality to be uprooted
- Respect for a woman to be established at an early age of life.
There are so many reasons for the crime:
- Bad drinking habits or Drugs – Drinking habits is one of the core problem where the alcoholic state of mind causes damage.
- Emotion imbalance – It is a subject of studies and somewhere it has a huge impact on crime.
- low self-esteem
- Poverty – Poverty is a leading contributor to any kind of crime. Lack of knowledge, awareness, facilities claims life of women too. Along with this women’s privacy, also encouraging the crime against women. This is common where the family is living in one room. Unknowingly/un-timely a woman/men relationship factors passed to kids and damage the mind-set.
I don’t think we can’t beat these odd figures, only thing is that we should prepare our next generation mentally strong to fight odd situations smartly and jointly. This will engage them to have positivity in their mind for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Thanks, everyone for reading this blog. It is a good time for us to move ahead to build respect for women and ensure their safety
With best wishes.
Please note this blog is written to spread awareness about UN program. I’ve collected some data and shared the information source links, in case any information looks in-appropriate, please reach out to me with facts and findings.