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{July 15, 2014}   A Worldwide Culture of Rape is Gender Violence Directed Toward Women

Every girl and woman should be able to live safely and free of violence. Violence against women must never be accepted, never excused, never tolerated.
– See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/csw57-stop-violence-against-women#sthash.6J3phXQU.dpuf

In terms of the U.N.’s perspective on crimes against women, the analysis focusses on the threat to social structures and economic and productivity models: Violence against women and girls is a gross human rights violation that fractures families and communities and hampers development. It has enormous social, economic and productivity costs for individuals, families, communities and societies.
It costs countries billions of dollars every year in extra health care costs and lost productivity.
– See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/csw57-stop-violence-against-women#sthash.6J3phXQU.dpuf

Worldwide, how can what constitutes rape vary from country to country? Is there any doubt in any woman’s mmd what constitutes rape? No, all women clearly understand what constitutes rape. Apparently though for men rape is a grey area. The is reflected in the fact that the definition of what constitutes rape varies from country to country so there’s no internationally accepted method of comparing on country’s rape statistics with those of other nations. http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/04/world/asia/india-rape-problem-udas/index.html?iid=article_sidebar

India: 14 year old raped by decree of village elder: http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/15/world/asia/india-rape-village-rules/index.html?hpt=hp_t4

In India, “[i]ncidents of rape have gone up by 873% in India in the past 60 years. On average, each day, three Dalit women are raped in some part of our country. The conviction rate for rape cases in 2011 was 25% — although some estimate only one in 10 rapes is reported. The conviction rate for men accused of raping Dalit women is almost nil…” http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/27/opinion/gupta-india-rape-culture/index.html?iid=article_sidebar

Although, an heightened awareness of crimes against women resulted in India after the publicized trial of a Girl whose rape changed India: http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/04/world/asia/india-rape-problem-udas/index.html?iid=article_sidebar

A Non-volent response to this war:

Launched in 2008, the United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign aims to raise public awareness and increase political will and resources for preventing and ending all forms of violence against women and girls in all parts of the world.

The global vision of the UNiTE campaign is a world free from violence against all women and girls.
UNiTE Goals

Adoption and enforcement of national laws to…punish all forms of violence against women and girls, in line with international human rights standards.
Establishment of national and/or local campaigns and the engagement of a diverse range of civil society actors in preventing violence and in supporting women and girls who have been abused. [This is similar to Obama’s recent approach with college campuses]
Systematic efforts to address sexual violence in conflict situations and to protect women and girls from rape as a tactic of war and full implementation of related laws and policies. http://endviolence.un.org/about.shtml

STAY CONNECTED WTH YOUR SISTERS AROUND THE GLOBE- MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Every year, 25 November and the ensuing 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence which follow (ending on 10 December, Human Rights Day) are commemorated around the world, providing individuals and groups a chance to mobilize and call attention to the urgent need to end violence against women and girls. – See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/end-violence-against-women#sthash.mGqMA90D.dpuf

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