Violence against women is a manifestation of historically unequal power relations between men and women, which have led to domination over and discrimination against women by men and to the prevention of the full advancement of women...
The United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, General Assembly Resolution, December 1993.
Violence against women is present in every country, cutting across boundaries of culture, class, education, income, ethnicity and age. Even though most societies proscribe violence against women,
the reality is that violations against women's human rights are often sanctioned under the garb of cultural practices and norms, or through misinterpretation of religious tenets.
A woman is subjugated to inferior status all her life.
She has the first fight Female Foeticide, then fight for her Right to Education to get educated, after that dowry for marriage, and in the end with her Husband to survive Domestic Violence, in the yester years dependency on the family for economic reasons. Violence against women jeopardizes women's lives, bodies, psychological integrity and freedom and has been called the "the most pervasive yet least recognized human rights abuse in the world".
There are different types of Violence present in the society:
Physical abuse: Physical abuse such as slapping, beating, arm twisting, stabbing, strangling, burning, choking, kicking, threats with an object or
weapon, and murder. It also includes traditional practices harmful to women such as female genital mutilation and wife inheritance
(the practice of passing a widow, and her property, to her dead husband's brother).
Sexual abuse: Sexual abuse such as coerced sex through threats, intimidation or physical force, forcing unwanted sexual acts or forcing sex with others.
Psychological abuse: Psychological abuse which includes behaviour that is intended to intimidate and persecute, and takes the form of threats of
abandonment or abuse, confinement to the home, surveillance,
threats to take away custody of the children, destruction of objects, isolation, verbal aggression and constant humiliation.
Economic abuse: Economic abuse includes acts such as the denial of funds, refusal to contribute financially, denial of
food and basic needs, and controlling access to health care, employment, etc.
A smile on a child while he is playing with a new toy, gifted to him by his parents...
A smile on a child while he finds a half eaten apple or a one rupee coin in the trash while rag picking...
Both are smiling children, but one's smile makes us smile, and the other makes us think about the present situation. In a state like Bihar many such
examples can be witnessed where in home settings while a child who is privileged is studying, another one who needs
money for filling the appetite of his family is sweeping the floor. The children who are said to be the nation's future are sold for cheap labour,
they are seen scavenging in the trashes for food, for items that can be recycled, so that they can sell it and get money to eat.
The Indian society where at one hand aims to protect the vulnerable sections of the society, in places like Bihar, the situation is not the same,
where children are exploited for one's own gain and as per the need, be it at hotels, factories, or home.
The importance of child rights increases because of the prevailing discrepancies in the society, and we try to take them to each child, and community.
Protect Child Rights,
Children face particular exclusions and discriminations,
Against which they have Right to full Protection...