Violence gets insidiously soaked in to everyday life in India. But sensitivity towards victims of such crimes remains abysmally low.
Jackson Katz, an internationally recognized educator on violence prevention among men and boys, asks why rape is a “women’s issue” when over 99 percent of rapes are perpetrated by men.
Despite decades of political rhetoric, the world has not come far in ending violence against women. While the current generation of young people faces unprecedented threats to their health and well-being, they also represent an opportunity to end centuries of entrenched gender violence.
In many parts of the world, violence against women is a mirror of the structural and traditional inequalities between men and women. Due to women's subordinate status in society, they are treated as property by their male counterparts.