Rajasthan News

Women Gathered Over Injustice On Human Rights Day

by RajasthanDirect
Dec 11, 2012

Hundreds of women from different fields stood up and raised their voice against the injustice meted out to them both at home and society to mark the Human Rights Day at Shaheed Smarak here on Monday.

A part of observing the day, women and child development minister Bina Kak, social activist Aruna Roy, feminist Kamala Bhasin, and chairperson of the state women commission Lad Kumari Jain kicked-off the campaign ‘one billion rising campaign’ aiming to fight against all kinds of violence against women.

Other women struggling for justice like Bhanwari Devi from Bhateri, Bhanwari Bai from Ajmer and students took part in the campaign launched by People Union for Civil Libeties in association with Action Aid, an NGO working for alleviating poverty.

On the ‘one billion rising campaign’, Kamala Bhasin said the data released by the United Nations revealed that every one out of three women is beaten up or raped or both around the globe.

“On February 14, 2013, more than one billion women, men and children will rise to deliver the message of love and affection which will help us to move towards a violence free society for women. We believe that in Rajasthan, lakhs of women and men will stand up for this cause,” she said.

Among the speakers, Bhanwari Devi gave an impressive speech in Marwari drawing a thunderous applause. During the programme, a slogan by Shabhnam Aziz of Action Aid ‘Mhari Udaan Mharo Aasmaan’ (My Flight, My Sky) kept the enthuaism level of the women high.

src: TOI


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