Tameem: India fourth most dangerous place for women

November 27, 2013 | By | Reply More

Nov 27, – International day of elimination of violence against women 25 November 2013, Speaking on the occasion Human Rights Observers chairman, Tameem said Violence against women constitutes one of the most pervasive forms of Human Rights violation.

hromedia Tameem India fourth most dangerous place for women intl. news2Since 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Gender-based violence stems from the failure of governments and societies to recognize the human rights of women. At least one out of three women around the world has been coerced into sex, or sexually abused in her lifetime. A large proportion of reported attacks are against children total 28,270 cases of CHILD rapes reported in 2012 in India alone.

Tameem also said female foeticide, child marriage and high levels of trafficking and domestic servitude makes India the fourth most dangerous place for women, the poll showed. 100 million people, mostly women and girls, are involved in trafficking in one way or another, according to former Indian Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta.  44.5 pct of girls are married before the age of 18.

In a talk entitled “Ending Violence against Women and Girls, and the Culture of Impunity”, Tameem appealed to adopt “Millennium Development Goal” of eliminating violence against women.

To reinforce the message further Tameem said the figures are alarming and the conditions are worse. There are scores of such women become daily victims of sexual abuse; this is an extremely important issue which needs urgent, effective action from the authorities.

Press journalist for HRO media – contributed to this report.

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