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  • Darshini Suresh
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    Violence against women and girls is among the most universal and most traumatizing human right violations in the world. From all of these, half of them is not even reported due to impunity, shame and gender equality. The WHO recently highlighted that A third of all women and girls get physically abused or sexually harassed at least once in their lifetime, half of these women are killed by people who are either their partners or one of their family members.
    The generality of the issue “means someone around you”. It can be anyone, a family member, a co- worker or even a friend. The problem of sexual violence has been rooting since ages now because of male domination. Did you know that women who experience physical abuse are more likely to have an abortion and HIV,and this experience nearly doubles their likelihood of falling into depression. According to the WHO , when they compiled all the data collected from over 158 countries , they found that sexual violence is mostly caused between the age of 15 – 35 age group. This disproportionately affects women from middle class and lower-middle class with countries showing a prevalence of about half of all women.
    I strongly state that violence of all forms on a woman’s life can affect her mentally and her health and well being throughout the rest of her life even long after the violence has actually ended. Those memories haunt for lifetime. Increased risk of injuries, unplanned pregnancies, sexually- transmitted infections including HIV are all associated with sexual violence.
    I feel preventing Violence requires implementation of structured economic and social inequalities. Every school, I repeat every school mainly in India should have a subject named “sex education” all genders must be taunt the importance of it . I feel if a boy since childhood itself is taught how to behave with a woman, the sexual violence rate would actually come down. Every girl should peruse some training like Jiu jitsu got self protection. We live in a Democratic World but sadly a women still doesn’t feel safe inside her own house. All this will change only if we are willing to make a change in the society, by actually implementing practically other than just talking and cribbing about the cause.

    aishwaryaaji
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    When it is said that one in three women face sexual harassment or assault once in their lives, I think it is an understatement. From my experience and all other experiences that I’ve heard, all women have gone through at least one form of abuse, whether it be physical or sexual.

    When men claim that they’ve never promoted rape culture, they just don’t know what rape culture means. Brushing hands over a girl’s hands or other body parts intentionally, catcalling or passing lewd comments as a girl walks by, locker room chat groups and talks that objectify random girls and put them in danger because who knows when they might act on their wishes, groping the breasts or butt while in a crowded place, or if the guy is bold enough, in a less crowded space, grinding against them in buses and ultimately rape.

    If people don’t understand that the first few actions mentioned lead to the final and drastic act of intrusion against a person, they are either ignorant or is someone who perpetrates rape culture as something that is normal and part of a growing boy’s life.

    When eve-teasing is normalized as just fun play among friends, even if the victim feels uncomfortable, that is promoting rape culture. It all comes under sexual harassment.

    By now, I suppose it is established that assault and rape is a men’s issue. It is due to endless misogyny that is fed into them since childhood. It has everything to do with establishing superiority over the other gender because women are seen as weaker and unable to retaliate. The power play is also a factor when it comes to little boys being assaulted – also by men. Dominance over the weaker ones; women, kids, disabled people, or old people, men love being in control. Wanting more authority is made to be a normal trait in men because it is good to be ambitious, right? If it’s a man, of course! God forbid a woman is ambitious, that too, in India. 🙂

    When perverts or angry men abuse people, I emphasize that it all depends on overpowering someone. It is not the act alone that gives him satisfaction, it is the sense of ecstasy he receives from exerting his ‘manliness’ that makes him exercise it again.

    Little girls are abused because they are innocent and teens because they are going through puberty so they’re old enough to know what’s happening. A girlfriend is abused because the boyfriend is controlling and possessive and causes harm if she doesn’t do what he wants. Married women come under an entirely different category because they are legally bound to the man under the name of ‘wife’ and hence cannot do anything to defend themselves under the law. Domestic abuse is permitted ‘to keep the wife from overstepping her boundaries’ and marital rape is allowed because she is entitled to satisfy her husband’s needs. In today’s world, men don’t even bother with the age before they rape, even newborn babies to old ladies are raped because they are weak and helpless. Then comes another category, necrophiliacs; the people who don’t let women rest in peace even after they’re dead.

    The recent incident of the man stabbing his wife to death because she was a) assumed to be having an affair and b) going to work even when he was against it. He kept stabbing her over 25 times even after she was dead because of his entitled pent-up rage. His misogyny and patriarchy authorizing him to stab his wife to death in the middle of the road in the presence of over 10 people, who did nothing to stop the violent man. Instead, they took videos to upload on social media.

    This brings us to the next problem that enables men to attack and assault women whenever they want. Trauma porn. It is the exploitive sharing of the darkest, creepiest, most jarring parts of our trauma specifically for the purpose of shocking others. It causes shock and fascination for some, while it triggers PTSD in some survivors of the same.

    When news media share violent videos without trigger warnings, it gives them the reach they so desperately need, but also brings back the trauma that some people have been through. Additionally, when people watch these increasingly widely available gory videos, they get desensitized to the blood and gore that they see. When an image of a burned person is already etched into your mind, the next time you see another similar picture, it doesn’t affect you. This is your brain getting used to it. This makes an opportunity for men to act on their sadistic desires. Ultimately increasing the number of atrocities committed against women, kids, and animals.

    In consequence of the powerful only preying on the weak.

    shilpagladwins
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    If you ask three women whether they’ve faced sexual harassment, there’s a high chance that all three would say yes. Females of all ages would have faced at least one instance of sexual harassment.

    For years, women have been victims of sexual harassment. Previously, women would have remained silent and suffered in silence, whereas now, women are standing up to speak out about their experiences.

    Women have always been viewed as the inferior sex, forced to be meek and submissive. Men had the authority to use women however they saw fit without fear of repercussions. The patriarchal system and open favouritism toward men have only posed dangers to women. Women have feared for themselves since the beginning of time, and the fear continues to this day.

    Women can be sexually harassed at any time by anyone. It could be a member of the family, a trusted friend, or a stranger. Women have learnt to be wary, to trust their instinct at the slightest hint of a red flag. The paranoia that someone will harm them keeps women on their feet.

    Sexual violence is a dreadful concept for women. Many women have been subjected to sexual harassment without being aware of it. The most common reason for this is that they would have been too young to distinguish between good and bad touch. Women will sometimes brush it off, believing it was an unintentional touch.

    It is a sad fact that, despite the world’s modernization, women continue to live in fear. They are not safe at home, at work, on the streets, or anywhere else. One can only wonder when such atrocities will cease.

    anshika agarwal
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    Violence again women is continuously going on. It is occuring in every country and culture and casuing harm to millions of women.
    According to WHO report, in the world 1 in 3 women have experienced physical at least once in their lives. That number has also remained unchanged over the past decades.
    In this covid pandemic, women have suffered a lot. Lockdowns have raised the violence against women and girls around the world as their men are home all the time and whenever they are angry on anything they take out their anger on women. Intimate partner violence is the most prevalent form of violence against women. Globally around 6% of women reported being sexually assaulted and physical by someone. Although the real figure is likely higher because sexual abuse is still under reported. We can only fight with it through deep-rooted and sustained efforts by governments, communities and individuals.
    It is quite disturbing that this continuous violence by men against women is unchanged which is affecting young women aged 15-24 who are young mothers. Every government should be taking strong and proactive steps to address this.
    This violence against women should be stop as soon as possible. It is also affecting their mental health which leads to depression in them and even suicide sometimes.

    Shumaila Siddiqui
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    Violence against ladies remains devastatingly pervasive and starts alarmingly young, shows new knowledge from WHO and partners. Across their time period, one in three ladies, around 736 million, as subjected to physical or sexual violence by associate degree intimate partner or sexual violence from a non-partner – variety that has remained mostly unchanged over the past decade.
    This violence starts early: one in four young ladies (aged 15-24 years) WHO are {in a|during a|in associate degree exceedingly|in a very} relationship can have already fully fledged violence by an intimate partner by the time they reach their time of life.
    “Violence against ladies is endemic in each country and culture, inflicting hurt to immeasurable ladies and their families, and has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” aforesaid Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General
    Violence altogether its forms will have a bearing on a woman’s health and well-being throughout the remainder of her life – even long when the violence could have terminated. It’s related to exaggerated risk of injuries, depression, anxiety disorders, unplanned pregnancies, sexually-transmitted infections as well as HIV and lots of alternative health issues. It’s impacts on society as a full and comes with tremendous prices, impacting national budgets and overall development. Countries ought to honor their commitments to exaggerated and powerful political can and leadership to tackle violence against ladies altogether its forms, through:
    • Sound gender transformative policies, from policies around child care to equal pay, and laws that support gender equality,
    • A reinforced health system response that ensures access to survivor-centred care and referral to alternative services as required,
    • School and academic interventions to challenge discriminatory attitudes and beliefs, as well as comprehensive sex education,
    • Targeted investment in property and effective evidence-based interference methods at native, national, regional and world levels, and
    • Strengthening knowledge assortment and investment in top quality surveys on violence against ladies and rising measure of the various types of violence fully fledged by ladies, as well as those that are most marginalized.

    DISHA SAPKALE
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    In today’s world, Many people in our society who take things lightly when it comes to gender inequality, gender discrimination, gender stereotypes towards women. 1 in 3 women experience physical or sexual violence atleast onces in their life because of marriage, dowry, not getting safety during travelling and what not. Due to bearing with physical or sexual violence women are suffering through mental problems. Cases of physical and sexual violence are increasing day by day because the culprit is not getting strict punishment due to which others are not getting scared to do physical or sexual violence with women. Many women who are not aware of their rights for them, news channels should highlight about women rights so that they will get to know about their rights and fight back against violence. Women should learn self-defense training through classes and if they can’t afford fees than their are online videos available on social media platforms like youtube. By learning self-defense they can protect herself in every situations. Now-a-days many women faces physical or sexual violence while travelling to different places or at workplace than by knowing self-defense it will be esay for her to fight back with such peoples. Women in villages who faces physical violence due to dowry and if they not agree with their husband decision than they has to go through with physical violence but than also they bear all the torture because they are not aware of their rights to fight back with such situations. Their should be campaigns and organizations for women in villages to make them awareness about their rights and to teach them self-defense to protect herself from physical violence. And it will not only help women to fight back with physical violence it will also work them as safety for herself by learning self-defense. Their should safety for women in public transport and their should be strict punishment for such people who don’t respect women due to which they faces from physical or sexual violence.

    PALAK KASHIV
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    One in three women experience physical or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime, this statement is an actual reality, not one in three according to me every other woman has gone through some kind of sexual abuse at least once. we have always seen people, eve-teasing, continuously stalking the female to the point she gets uncomfortable. Passing vulgar comments when girls pass through, our families are right it is not at all safe for girls to go alone in the night. Rapists are moving and enjoying they don’t feel shame for once before doing wrong with girls. It is not like poor people who are not educated tend to get physical with women but also nicely educated people resort to this because of their male ego how can a girl say No to me, they get frustrated and forcefully do sexual abuse on girls. As we have seen in some movies and shows that some people provoke men to prove sexuality to women. Our law is still needed to get stricter so men feel fear before thinking of doing anything wrong with females. Even women are not safe at home there are a lot of cases that women are harassed in their homes by male members of the family. In our society males being so inhuman.

    Yash Tiwari
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    A global report on violence against women released today shows that 35% of women over the age of 15 have experienced physical or sexual violence by someone who was either an intimate partner or a non-partner, such as a friend or family member. The report, Gender-based violence: a global review, was prepared for the World Health Assembly and provides an overview of the evidence for risk factors associated with experiences of violence by men, women, and adolescents. The report is based on data from 114 countries and found that intimate partner violence is the most common type of violence against women globally. The lifetime prevalence of non-partner rape, by comparison, stands at 8 percent of all women.

    Even so, the statistics may be an underestimation for several reasons. According to WHO, around 61 percent of women who reported violence said they had never sought medical help or counseling. The report cited financial constraints, embarrassment, and a lack of awareness of available services as some of the reasons women wouldn’t seek treatment. In addition, in many countries domestic violence is still widely accepted, making it difficult for women to come forward. The WHO’s findings were culled from its ongoing, multi-country study, which conducted surveys with more than 30,000 women age 15 to 49 in 14 countries on five continents. The study zeroed in specifically on physical and sexual violence experienced by participants, along with the context in which it occurred (such as at home or outside the home), the type of perpetrator (a current or former partner, for example, or a stranger) and the frequency of such violence.

    These stark figures likely underestimate the problem, as many cases of sexual violence go unreported. More than a third of women who were raped or experienced an attempted rape did not report it to police, according to 2013 statistics from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. And even if they do report their rape, as many as two-thirds of survivors face some kind of retaliation such as physical abuse or threats from the perpetrator or his or her family and friends. Wherever you are around the globe, statistics tell us one thing women pay an unfair price for violence targeted at them simply because they are women.

    These and other sobering statistics come at a time when survivors of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse feel more empowered to speak out about their experiences, due in part to the #MeToo movement. What drives rape culture is the underlying view that men are entitled to women’s bodies and sex, and that women provoke rape when they don’t comply with this. Dating abuse is defined as emotional, verbal, digital, or physical abuse by a current or former partner. It can take place before, during, and after your relationship. It’s important to remember that abusive behavior doesn’t always start right away. A partner who’s verbally abusive sooner or later may become physically abusive or vice versa. And if your partner pushes you to do illegal things, watch out: That person may be escalating to bigger, more damaging violations down the road.

    Manpreet Singh
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    According to a new survey published by the World Health Organization, over 1 in 3 women worldwide have suffered physical or sexual assault at least once in their lives. In the last decade, this figure has essentially remained steady, stated WHO. The WHO report is the biggest ever study on violence against women in the country. It focuses on data collected between 2000 and 2018 from 161 nations and areas relating to women and girls aged 15 years and more. Therefore, the impact of the pandemic is not taken into account. Lockdowns and related movement restrictions have led to a global “shadow epidemic” – an increase in violence against women and girls around the world.
    Globally, 6 percent of women reported sexual assaults by someone else than their husband or partner, however, the true amount is probably more, given the data indicates that sexual abuse is still highly stigmatized and underreported. Although the problem of violence against women is global, it is not uniformly spread. The survey concluded that social and economic inequalities are a major risk factor and women are disproportionately impacted in low- and low-income nations and areas. For example, 51 percent of women encounter violence in Melanesia, in an area of the South-West Pacific Ocean, as compared to 24 percent of women in the U.S.
    The research recommends interventions such as reforms in legislation discriminating against women’s education, jobs, and legal rights and for better access to healthcare for women, particularly post-violence treatment. Prevention also involves changing gender stereotypes, starting with the way we educate young children. Preventing violence means tackling fundamental economic and social imbalances, guaranteeing access to education and safe work, and eliminating gender and institutional biased standards. Successful interventions include initiatives to assure the provision of critical services to survivors, to promote women’s organizations, to oppose the unequal societal norm

    038 deepika Singh
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    Has there been a day when you opened the newspaper in the morning and didn’t find a single news related to crime towards a woman? No, right? Crime against women include cases of rape, harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence. The cases of violence has been steadily increasing in our country and these crimes have been so normalized that we do not even attempt to read or inquire about them.
    So what actually is the cause?
    Patriarchy has been cited as the main cause of violence against women. A girl child is not educated in our country due to the strong bounds created by patriarchy, resulting in literacy coupled with low level of education making women more dependent on men for their survival. All this, in turn increases the domination of men over women.
    Family factors also plays a great role in the crimes related to women. Witnessing a father beating the mother during childhood leads to perpetration of violence against his wife in adulthood. A child applies what he had been taught by his parents in the outer world.
    The solution?
    Education.
    Education for both men and women. Education for the entire society. And education doesn’t mean learning textbooks and having a degree, education means knowledge of our entire society, knowledge of our rights and duties. Men needs to be taught that women are to be respected, to be treated an equal and not be a treated as a toy. On the other hand, women needs to be made aware of their rights, they need to learn the facts and the prevalence. We must strive for equality and together fight for the injustices done to women.

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