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Mark 16th December a day of struggle against sexual violence against women

Fight Back Sexual Violence Against Women!

Punish the guilty of Sexual Violence!

No to Khap panchayats, ‘honour killings’ and ‘Love Jihad’ myths!

16th December 2014 would mark two year since the brutal, inhuman gang rape and physical violence against a young woman in Delhi resulting in her death. This evoked upsurge of students, youth, women and citizens of Delhi and many other parts of the country. This countrywide upsurge brought focus on the sexual violence against women in different spheres. This Day should be observed as Day against sexual violence against women in different spheres, in public places, at work place, in homes, during communal violence, against dalit women.

Under the pressure of the movement Govt. formed Verma Commission which made several suggestions and for some time change was seen in the dealing of the state and judicial authorities in cases of sexual violence against women, at least in major cities. However the suggestions too were overlooked. The Act on Sexual Harassment at Work Place is pro-employer ad anti-woman employee on the demands of corporate. Registration of cases in sexual violence is still carelessly done, and speedy justice still not answerable except in certain high publicity cases.

In communal violence targeting Muslims in Muzaffarnagar last year started by Hindutva organizations and carried on in connivance with state agencies, Muslim women were gang raped.… Read More



Many changes have occurred for the young in India. Some happened slowly over the years. The rise in access to television and radio leading to spread of information, to rise of knowledge about consumer products including appliances to lighten household work. Young women and girls opting for education and careers and professions, initially as pioneers. Rising prices and the need for a double income increasing the demand for working girls for marriages. In the background, the comparative falling income from agriculture, making it necessary for some sons of a family to leave home for education and jobs. And over the past two decades the tremendous increase in jobs especially in IT sector and in call centres and in scope of higher education due to privatization, and the crisis in agriculture fuelling seekers of such opportunities. Girls go to schools in tremendously increasing numbers, not just to make better marriages but for careers, for higher education and jobs. The phenomenon has penetrated rural India and girls are increasingly coming to small towns and even living in large cities in hostels, in rented accommodation in groups, to acquire education with potential for jobs and also to do these jobs in bigger cities and in the metros.… Read More