Women and Violence


A research based on Women’s well-being and three other factors; Justice, Security, Inclusion, compiled by Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security from at least 153 countries, indicated the list of top 10 best and worst countries for Women in terms of Justice, Security and Inclusion for Women. 10 best: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Finland, Canada, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, and Germany. 10 worst: Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan (3rd worst country) , Yemen, Central Africa, Congo, Iraq, Mali, Sudan, and Niger. Observing the religious status of these worst countries, about 8 out of 10 are Muslim majority states. Why are Women facing violence all over the world? With the outbreak of Covid-19, the surge in all types of violence against women have led to the bad consequences of their domestic life. Since the beginning, women are encountering to multiple issues such as; marital rape, femicide, child marriage, slavery, sexual exploration, psychological, physical and emotional abuse, street and workplace and cyber harassment, forced marriage, child sexual abuse, stalking, genital mutilation, intimate partner violence, as well as other forms of violations. The recent reports show that, 35% women undergo physical and sexual violence after the lockdown imposed by the global world due to pandemic. Women are grappling with all kinds of violence from home to workplaces. It has been recorded by the global surveys that, the rise in sexual and physical violence against women happens after various crisis and disasters across the globe. Why the world has failed to address the issue of violence against women? Survivors are not reporting the issues that emerge from the home, activists have become dormant, and the male dominant societies have become more powerful owing to their support. Because, there is a dire need of global collective efforts to fight for the rights of women in the world just as in the pandemic. The world has to exchange dialogues on this burning issue through a table conference where online and offline tackles should be negotiated with the latest and up to the mark measures. Today, 25 November is the international day for the Elimination of Violence against women. The United Nations is celebrating the day on the theme “Orange The World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”. According to the official website of the UN, it states that Iconic buildings and landmarks will be ‘oranged’ to recall the need for a violence-free future. The day would be observed till the 10th December- International Human Rights Day.


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