UN Women Report: Indian #Women Say #Violence Against Them is Widespread

March 10, 2014

crime against womenA joint report released by UN Women and the European Union in March 2014 states that Indian women feel that gender based violence is widespread and persistent in India.  It cites issues such as child marriage, dowry violence and female feticide. Women feel that their continued subordinate position in society vis-a-vis men is due to traditional roles and duties thrust upon them. Women identified lack of water and sanitation as major challenges too. “They feel the lack of water and sanitation most acutely during menstruation and pregnancy. Women drew long link between the lack of toilets and retention of girls in schools beyond the primary level,” the report said.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/women-feel-gender-based-violence-is-widespread-114031000520_1.html

 

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