International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November By resolution 54/134 of 17 December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designed to raise public awareness of the problem on that day. Women's activists have marked 25 November as a day against violence since 1981. This date came from the brutal assassination in 1960, of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic, on orders of Dominican ruler Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961). On 20 December 1993 the General Assembly, by resolution 48/104, adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women. "Millions of women and girls around the world are assaulted, beaten, raped, mutilated or even murdered in what constitutes appalling violations of their human rights. [...] We must fundamentally challenge the culture of discrimination that allows violence to continue. On this International Day, I call on all governments to make good on their pledges to end all forms of violence against women and girls in all parts of the world, and I urge all people to support this important goal." Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Message for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 1. November 2012
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    Just after that I read:

    Quoting the psychologist, who counselled the girl, the police said that the man used to forcibly give her liquor. Medical examination has not indicated rape but the girl had narrated incidents of sexual torture. The police said the girl’s mother was living separated from her father who would take the girl home on weekends, during which he abused her. Recently, after she was counselled for mental disturbance, the girl revealed the abuse. The man has been charged under section 328 of IPC and section nine of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

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  • A conversation with someone in a poetry group when I posted about International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in the group:

    PERSON Is there poetry in this somewhere Mr Saran?

    Shakti Saran Thank You for asking Dear ! I shared here hoping that our dear poets would breathe in these facts and breathe out poetry which can penetrate the skin of the masses and reach their universal human core for there we all might find the reasons for being at peace with self and others. Thank You again! Best!

    PERSON Aah a Poetry Provocateur Mr Saran. Thats a rare find on this wall. Interesting. Lets see what comes up.

    Shakti Saran Thank You for your kind thoughts Dear ! I just shared with a photographer friend that "do click what u like but if u can also click what would help our society and environment then please also take out time for that. i wish my thoughts would be of value. also please share the same with others. sometimes only a little bit of input can make significant difference. please click photos which would help one, few, many or all make their lives better." I hope that my efforts here would be of value. Best!

  • According to the report, 57 percent males in India between 15 and 19 and 53 per cent of women in the same group believed that husbands were justified in beating up their wives under certain circumstances.

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