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End Vulnerability Now


to secure
Justice: social, economic, academic & political;
Liberty: of thought, expression, belief, faith & worship;
Equality: of political representation, intellectual expression, employment opportunities,  professional & social status

Anmd the shiboleths are unending – repeatedly and more shamelessly. Women and children in the years ahead will continue to shoulder a back-breaking burden of

  • livelihood issues;
  • domestic duties;
  • child bearing and rearing.
  • destroyed homes and being rendered homeless
  • displacement due to development programmes at times of peace, entirely man created and,
  • Violence and abuse at home and abroad – physical and psychological
  • The special needs of women are not a government priority

 

India – New Delhi: A Patriarchal Feudal Society
  .  .  .  .  .  girls bellow the age of 4 being raped, brutalised, strangulated,  burnt or both, girls whose age IS recorded in months raped and, this remarkable change in the moral fibre of the people bothered nobody. But, at NR, it is a matter of grave concern

The comfort and security of a mother’s lap is the inner strength of children. But, when mothers are abused, assaulted, battered, kidnapped, raped and, burnt alive in front of their own children, their families and neighbours – we destroy the fabric, security and strength of not just the child but entire families, communities and ultimately the country.

The National Forum for Single Women’s Rights reports – “40 million (4 crore) invisible women, lonely, deserted, spinsters, abandoned, divorced, widowed, abused, violated, uncounted, underserved – without any access to any government welfare schemes, social justice, health, shelter, education, means for livelihood.”

.  .  .  .  AND, these women are not even listed for any priority in government planning or spending.

Women represent 70% of the world’s poor – in India (South-east Asia), 70% of this population resides in India

  • more than 1.2 billion still subsist on less than $1 per day – for India the figure is around 560 million.
  • at least 6 out of 10 women are beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused by an intimate partner in the course of their lifetime. For India the figures are at 100%; a country without any social security except for the most affluent how can any woman protest on issues of ill-treatment at home and the fear of being kicked, beaten, bruised and battered out of what she has been made to believe, is her home, only to become a victim of predaters on the streets and prostituted at every turn totally unprotected by the State.

Issues that have been systematically ignored and swept under the mat  

  • A married woman regrdless of her age can be turned out of her house in the middle of the night, battered, bruised - beaten and her Rights/ Claims would take around a life-time to establish, if at all.  
  • It is estimated that, worldwide, 1 in 5 women will become a victim of rape or attempted rape in her life time – which is true for India
  • Women experience sexual harassment throughout their lives.
  • Homelessness is an experience causing loss of self-esteem, confidence and identity
  • Homeless mothers raising their children on the streets who in turn, will be homeless and parent babies who will remain homeless – that, is the cycle of poverty that requires attention.
  • Employment helps homeless women trying to get back on their feet to at least HOPE, to aspire for something higher for herself and her children.

 

Empower Women & Children

Secure – Build Capacity – Empower
 
Justice: social, economic, academic & political;
Liberty: of thought, expression, belief, faith & worship;
Equality: of political representation, intellectual expression, employment opportunities,  professional & social status

Women and children in the years ahead will continue to suffer because of

  • livelihood issues;
  • domestic duties, violence and brutalities;
  • child bearing and rearing.
  • the murderous assault, misery and burden of wars and terrorism up to 95%;
  • caring for the maimed, those who did not return home and the other brutal aspects of war.
  • destroyed homes and being rendered homeless
  • mass migration besides,
  • displacement due to development programmes at times of peace, entirely man created and,
  • Violence and abuse at home and abroad – physical and psychological

With the destruction of homes, family unity and the social fabric,

  • women and children bear the brunt of being homeless, and
  • are not even listed as such for redressal or relief in government development programmes.
  • The special needs of women are not a government priority

Empower Women NOW

 EMPOWER
A social condition where men and women can take control of their lives, define their own priorities, gain skills, gain recognition for their expertise and skills, increased self-confidence, evolve solutions to challenges that confront them and, enjoy the freedom to experience and act according to their will.

Women represent 70% of the world’s poor – in India (South-east Asia), 70% of this population resides in India

  • more than 1.2 billion still subsist on less than $1 per day – for India the figure is around 560 million. ACT is actively involved in providing skill enhancement programmes of the future alongwith placement options.
  • at least 6 out of 10 women are beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused by an intimate partner in the course of their lifetime. For India the figures are at 100%; a country without any social security except for the most affluent how can any woman protest on issues of ill-treatment at home and the fear of being kicked, beaten, bruised and battered out of what she has been made to believe, is her home, only to become a victim of predaters on the streets and prostituted at every turn totally unprotected by the State. Counselling, support services and legal redress is a continuous on-going activity. Besides
  • A married woman regrdless of her age can be turned out of her house in the middle of the night and her Rights/ Claims would take around a life-time to establish, if at all.  
  • It is estimated that, worldwide, 1 in 5 women will become a victim of rape or attempted rape in her life time – which is true for India
  • Women experience sexual harassment throughout their lives.
  • Homelessness is an experience causing loss of self-esteem, confidence and identity
  • Homeless mothers raising their children on the streets who in turn, will be homeless and parent babies who will remain homeless.
  • Employment helps homeless women trying to get back on their feet to at least HOPE, to aspire for something higher for herself and her children.

                                                                                                                                (Data is from UN Women 2016)

 

Renu Singh
Chairperson





Mainstream Women & Children NOW

Priority Issues for Girls Health & Property Rights of Women