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A vociferous form of harassment and prejudice that knows no boundaries, class, and cultural heritage is brutality against women and girls. It takes many forms and may be physical, sexual, psychological and economic but all are usually interrelated as they trigger complex feedback effects.
In 2020, when countries went into lockdown and reduced activity to prevent the progression of the disease, COVID-19 affected our lives in almost every way, everywhere. Statistics of all levels of violence against women and girls, especially domestic violence, started to increase as doors shut and isolation started.
The pandemics are not only the reason for the progression of violence and harassment of women and girls. Just before COVID-19 gripped us, 243 million women and girls worldwide were raped by their intimate partners in the past year. The pandemic of COVID-19 escalated the brutality, even as social systems crumbled and it became more difficult to obtain assistance.
The objective of my write-up is to empower you with some specific measures and expertise to make a genuine improvement in your behavior to eliminate violence against women.
Remember, it's everyone's business to eliminate violence against women.
Here are only 7 ways to make a significant difference, safely and with effect.
She tends to take the first step to overcome the cycle of violence when a woman reveals her tale of violence. It's up to us, all to provide her with the safe zone she wants to speak up and be understood. It's worth noting that the sobriety, clothing and sexuality of a survivor are meaningless when addressing cases of sexual assault.
The only justification for the attack is the perpetrator and he must accept the blame alone.
Call out perpetrators and counteract the perception that it's up to women to escape circumstances that conventional norms would see as "dangerous".
More than ever, survivors of violence are speaking out and everyone has an important role to play to assure that they will have justice.
Don't say, 'Why didn't she go away? ”
Say: "We hear you, we hear you." We trust you. We're standing with you.'
The examples we create for the younger generation to influence them in a way they think about gender, equality and individual rights. Initiate discussions quickly about gender roles and question the stereotypical traits and attributes allocated to men and women. Figure out the biases teens regularly experience, whether on the internet, on the street or at school and let them realize that being different is OK. Motivate an acceptance mentality.
Speak to boys and girls about permission, bodily integrity, responsibility and often listen to what they have to express about their life experience. We will create a sustainable future for all by encouraging young activists with evidence and teaching them about women's rights.
Confident consent, voluntarily given, is necessary each time. "Instead of listening to a no," Assure that everything involved has an active yes.” Follow implied consent and chat about it, in your life. You must understand her and without permission, you can’t touch her. It is an act of violence. If it’s NO, then, it is NO.
Phrases such as "she asked for it or "boys are going to be boys" aim to straddle the line regarding sexual consent, fault perpetrators and justify offenders for the crimes they've committed.
The meaning is straightforward, even though those who use such lines may have unclear understandings of permission. There are no racial overtones when it comes to permission.
Domestic abuse happens between individuals in an intimate partner, often called intimate partner violence. Domestic abuse, including mental, sexual and physical threats and abuse, can take multiple shapes. In heterosexual or same-sex relationships, domestic abuse may arise.
Toxic relationships often entail power and influence imbalance. Dangerous, disrespectful words and attitudes are used by an abuser to direct his or her partner.
The culture of rape is a social environment that enables for the normalization and justification of sexual violence, driven by prolonged gender disparities and sexual and gender behaviors. The very first move to demolishing the culture of rape is to name it and raise the voice against it.
We have the prospect every day to scrutinize our attitudes and behaviors for prejudices that allow the culture of rape to persist. Think about how you describe sex and gender, and how you are influenced by your own gender stereotypes.
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We should take steps to fight against the ideology of rape, from the views we have towards gender identities to the initiatives we promote in our societies.
Violence, like sexual harassment and assault and in public spaces, can occur in several ways. Hold an opinion when you see it by pointing it out: catcalling, sexual remarks, derogatory and sexist jokes are never acceptable.
By asking your friends and colleagues to focus on their own actions and speak up when someone toes the border or by retaining the support of others if you don't feel comfortable, build a better atmosphere for everyone. Listen to survivors and ensure they have the resources they have as always needed
Language does matter. Via words, we experience the world around us but words may have multiple interpretations. Not only does language shape how we interpret the problem, but also how well we can reply back to it.
Language can do good or pose a risk, whether you speak in a group about the issue of violence against women, talking to a friend, or someone who has been harmed by violence.
If you are an activist speaking freely in the public or at a community function, resist addressing as 'victims' to women who had violence inflicted on them as that word does not represent the real identities of a woman, but rather describe her in terms of something that is just part of her experience. A better option would be to use the language of 'victim/survivor' as it recognizes the abuse committed against a woman while acknowledging her role and life after the violence at the same time.
Keep in mind that gender-based violence is not an individual problem. We all have a part to play in ending violence against girls and women, and we all must shoulder the blame for ending violence.
During the International Elimination of Violence Against Women Day, we will altogether engage our online community in violence prevention by remembering we all have a role to play in preventing violence against girls and women as individuals, in our relationships, in our community, and in society.
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