Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan’s Gender Equality program Santulan that works with the instrumentality of socio-spiritual tools for creating mindset changes in the society in gender perspective, undertook a pan-India initiative ‘Respect Women, Elevate the World’ from end of November to the second week of December. This slot from Nov 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to Dec 10 which is World Human Rights Day, is actually designed by the UN as a 16 day campaign called ‘Orange the World’ tagging violence as a gross violation of human right; and is commemorated every year across the globe. A great number of countries participate in this cause in alignment with their own philosophy for emancipation of womenfolk.
- In India, as many as 2.24 million crimes against women were reported between year 2005-2014; 26 crimes against women are reported every hour, or one complaint every 2 mins, reveals an IndiaSpend analysis based on the last decade’s data.
- The semantic meaning of “crime against women” is direct or indirect physical or mental cruelty to women. Crimes directed specifically against women and in which only women are victims are characterized as “crimes against women”.
- As many as 66% of women reported experiencing sexual harassment between two and five times during the past year, a 2010 study in New Delhi had found.
Having observed the aforementioned 16 day campaign consecutively for 8 years and spreading the word of reinstating lost glory of womanhood to lakhs, Santulan, therefore reiterated its mantra of Zero Tolerance for Violence through its munificent gender sensitizing workshops in institutions in the northern India. Kanya Vedic Inter College Ghaziabad, Vedic Kanya Inter College Ghaziabad, Basant Public School Ghaziabad, Sewa Samarpan Saraswati Vidya Mandir Ghaziabad, Chhabildas Public School Ghaziabad, Noida College Of Physical Education, Dr. R.M.L. Public School Ghaziabad, Lopamudra Public School Ghaziabad, Gyan Jagrati Public School Ghaziabad, Vidya Vikas Public school Ghaziabad, V.K. Memorial Public School Ghaziabad, B.D. Memorial Public School Ghaziabad, Prathmic Vidyalaya Village Kathela Ghaziabad, R.D. Memorial School Ghaziabad, J.L.M. Inter College, Muradnagar, Ordnance Factory Govt. Inter College Ghaziabad, Happy Model Higher Secondary School Ghaziabad, Patanjali Inter College, Ghaziabad, Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Ghaziabad, Govt. Girls Senior Secondary School No. 1, Vishnu Garden, West Delhi, Shri Santoshi Mata Mandir, Vishnu Garden, West Delhi, Mehak Vatika Shiv Ram Park Vishnu Garden, West Delhi, Sarvodya Kanya Vidyalaya No. 2, Vishnu Garden West Delhi and Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya Vishnu Garden West Delhi to name a few.
In the same vein, a women rally was also organized in the CR Park area of South Delhi. Many girls and women from different institutions including NCC women cadets participated in the aforementioned walk too.
Santulan is putting in incessant efforts to bring about a gender revolution and make society safe for women and girls through its two pronged approach of advocacy against discrimination and violence against women and holistic empowerment of womenfolk.
Catch sight of snapshots of initiatives taken under “Respect Women, Elevate the World” in different cities of the country.