Violence against women is a one of the most pervasive human rights violations in the world, rooted in gender inequality, discrimination and harmful cultural and social norms. It is also increasingly recognized as a public health issue that adversely affects the health of women. It is estimated that approximately 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime (WHO, 2013).
Prevention is the 2015 theme of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November and of the UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign’s 16 days call for action.
RSS Sah Sarkaryavah Shri Dattatreya Hosabale extended support to UN’s Orange the World Campaign. He stated, “Eliminating violence against women should be everyone’s Dharma. Celebrate womanhood. Join the UN’s Orange the World Campaign”.
Source: World Hindu News (WHN)