SGRHF Quarterly Magazine Mino-View Tenth (July To September) 2015

Tenth-mino-viewViolence against women and girls is not confined to any particular political or economic system, but it is prevalent in every society in the world. It cuts across boundaries of wealth, race and culture. It is an expression of historically and culturally specific values and standards which are today still executed through many social and political institutions that foster women‟s subservience and discrimination against women and girls. In many parts of the world, rape is very rarely reported, due to the extreme social stigma cast on women who have been raped, or the fear of being disowned by their families, or subjected to violence, including honor killings. Up to 7 in 10 women around the world experience physical and/or sexual violence at some point in their life time. Rape and Violence against women are a massive problem in India. According to the National Crime Record Bureau of India, crime against women has increased by 7.1 percent since 2010. The number of rapes reported has also risen. Nearly one in three rape victims in India is under the age of 18. One in 10 is under 14. Every 20 seconds in India, women raped. According to UN report India, is third in rape cases, second in murder in the world. The yearly data of National Crime Records Bureau highlighted that in 2011, 24206 rapes were reported and in 2012 the reported cases were 24923. NCRB latest 2014 report shows that there were 33,707 reported rape cases in the country during the year 2013. 13.1% (4,427 out of 33,764) of the total victims of rape were girls under 14 years of age, while 26.3% (8,877 victims out of 33,764) were teenage girls (14–18 years). 46.1% (15,556 victims) were women in the age-group 18–30 years. However, 13.8% (4,648 victims) victims were in the age-group of 30–50 years while 0.7% (256 victims) was over 50 years of age. The Indian Newspaper The Hindu published report in which Delhi declared as rape capital of India where in 2014 not only total number of rape cases but also the number of such cases proportionate to its women population was higher than for any other city or State. Mino– View also highlighted Caste and GenderBased Forced and Bonded Labour UN 2015Side-event. The new report „Cotton‟s Forgotten Children, released by the Stop Child Labour Campaign and the India Committee on the Netherlands (ICN), finds that almost half a million children in India work as child labourers in the cottonseed production industry. Most of them are Dalits, Adivasis or other low caste children (OBCs). The report warns that most of these children are not in school and are subjected to hazardous work and harmful chemicals. Caste-based salary in Pakistan, dalit children in Bangladesh, dalit lawmaker and activists organized protest march against police action in Kathmandu is also included in this issue of Mino-View. We also thankful to Mr. Anand Teltumbde from India for his article “In Thy Name, Ambedkar”. This current issue of Mino-View is a minor attempt to raise the voice for the cause of down trodden people. The main purpose for this magazine is to bring into limelight the brutal system i.e. oppression, atrocities and discrimination which low caste suffer. Through the platform of Mino-View we invite people all over that world to join hands and take positive step to end this inhuman system by showing global solidarity.


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