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UN campaign to prevent violence against women
Nov 05, 2012 Lise Grande, United Nations Resident Coordinator in India, says that two-thirds of women in South Asia are going to face violence at some time in their life. She stresses on the need to join forces and focus on one singular priority - to prevent violence against women.
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Confronting dowry-related violence in India: Women at the center of justice
Dec 27, 2012 Dowry-related violence is widespread in India. In 2011 alone, the National Crime Records Bureau reported 8,618 dowry harassment deaths. Unofficial figures show that these numbers are at least three times as high.
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We will prosecute crimes against women: Ban Ki-moon
Mar 06, 2013 Ahead of the International Women’s Day 2013, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released his statement in which he insisted that the welfare of all victims of sexual violence in conflict-ridden areas must be at the forefront of UN’s activities. He declared that the UN will prosecute crimes against women – and never allow women to be subjected to punishments for the abuses they have suffered.
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‘When men gather, it’s always not trouble’
Mar 08, 2013 Breakthrough, a global human rights organisation, has launched an international campaign "Ring the Bell" on International Women's Day 2013. The campaign calls on men from across the world to take concrete steps to end violence against women.
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Impact of violence against women is devastating: Nicole Kidman
Jul 16, 2013 The Hollywood actress has travelled across the globe to meet with survivors of sexual violence and raise attention to this human rights violation.
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Indian women rise against violence in the virtual world
Oct 18, 2012 No longer is Facebook, or any other social media platform, just a place to hang out, chat or share pictures. Innovative campaigns, which refrain from the usual 'lecturing' mode and speak in the language of the youth, are encouraging youngsters to connect with social issues like gender violence and spin the wheel of change.
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A call to end violence against women in India
Dec 01, 2012 The year 2012 has been a depressingly violent year for women in India. There were very public acts against women, with case-upon-case of sexual assault, rape (sometimes with murder or suicide) and molestation merging, one into the other, to produce a maelstrom of violence. Here’s the roster of shame.
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Afghan women navigate a challenging judicial landscape
Mar 13, 2013
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Cases of violence against women increasing in Nepal
Oct 05, 2012 Amidst glimmers of social transformation and hope in Nepal, the landlocked Himalayan country continues to be weighed down by a deeply gender-unequal feudal legacy and steadily rising levels of violence against women and children.
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Mumbai rising: It’s students against gender violence
Nov 12, 2012 Myriad organisations, NGOs and students from different universities try and spread awareness about the reality of violence suffered by women in the metropolis city of Mumbai.
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Combating violence against women and girls in urban public spaces
Mar 07, 2013 Despite growing governmental efforts to develop legal and policy deterrents, violence remains a persistent threat to women, reveals a new study by the ActionAid.
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'Now is the time to strengthen India’s legal regime against rape'
Jan 02, 2013 “What is needed is a new public consciousness and more effective and sensitive enforcement of the law in the interests of women. India has shown through its social reform movements of the past that it can rid itself of a scourge like rape,” said Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
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UN launches initiative to end violence against women
Nov 21, 2012 The United Nations agency tasked with advancing gender equality has announced a new initiative that will spotlight countries’ commitments to end violence against women and girls, seeking bold action and leadership to galvanize efforts to end the pandemic.
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