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International Day to End Violence against Women 2013
The UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon calls to make for 16 days of activism to combat violence against women marking the International Day to End Violence against Women on 25 November to Human Rights Day on 10 December 2013.
Highlights of the UN Public Lecture
Key highlights from the UN Public Lecture with Indira Jaising, Additional Solicitor General, Supreme Court of India on ending violence against women.
Violence Affects Us All
Nandita Das, Actor says that violence against women affects all people and that if we stand up together, we will be a less fearful and more compassionate society.
Urbanization and Gender Violence
Kalpana Vishwanath, Jagori on the need to address violence against women in public spaces and cities within a larger discourse of urbanization in India.
Caste Hierarchies and Violence Against Women
Asha Kowtal on how caste hierarchy and patriarchy intersect to perpetuate violence against women.
Laws and Son Preference in India
A new UNFPA study ‘Laws and Son Preference in India’ released by Dr. Syeda Hameed, Member, Planning Commission, examines laws and policies that inadvertently propagate a preference for sons in Indian society’.
Planning and Gender-based Violence
Dr. Syeda Hameed, Member, Planning Commission on key monitorable targets in the 12th Five Year Plan that aim to improve India’s child sex ratio.
Preference for Sons
Kirti Singh, Advocate and Former Member, Law Commission of India outlines key findings from a new UNFPA study on ‘Law and Son Preference in India: A Reality Check’.
Addressing Caste Based Gender Violence
Dr. Ruth Manorama, President of the National Alliance of Women, National Convenor, National Federation of Dalit Women on violence against Dalit women.
Understanding India’s Declining Sex Ratio
Dr. Mary John, Senior Researcher, Centre for Women’s Development Studies on India’s declining sex ratio.
Working on Violence Against Women
Rebecca R Tavares, Representative, UN Women’s India Multi-Country Office says we must engage with men to end violence against women and girls.
A Promise is A Promise’
A Promise is A Promise’ is the official video of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women (November 2012).
Findings from the UN Multi-Country Study on Men and Violence
A new video produced by UN Women and Partners for Prevention tells us why some men use violence against women in Asia and the Pacific, and how we can prevent it.
Delhi Lights Up
This film based on the Safe Cities Programme chronicles the efforts to make New Delhi a safer city for women and improve the quality of life for all city dwellers.
From Campaign to Monitoring: Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
This documentary profiles the challenges faced by Lawyers Collective and other women’s rights organizations in drafting and implementing India’s domestic violence law. UN Women supported the work on this legislation as well as the making of the documentary. Through interviews with survivors of violence and women’s activists, the documentary traces the achievements and tribulations of their long journey to justice.
A public service advertisement urges local residents to take a stand against physical abuse of women in their neighbourhood. This was part of a larger campaign against domestic violence in India, in partnership with the Breakthrough Trust and the Government of India.