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While India has made tremendous economic and social progress in the past 20 years, it's a shame that the country is world-renowned as the fourth most dangerous place on the planet for women. Nothing seems to deter crime against women in India. There are around two million women reported missing every year, over 12 million female foeticides reported over three decades, countless unreported rape and even if reported, conviction rate is about 22%.A recent report by UNICEF showed an overwhelming 57% of adolescent Indian boys think wife beating is justified. Indian women have been suffering in silence and not receiving any justice for a very long time. 

A legal panel, set-up after the brutal gang-rape of a 23-year-old student in New Delhi, submitted a report to the Government on 23rd Jan. Reading the “introduction” of this report is highly recommended (link provided in the petition letter).

 

This is a noble attempt to continue the fight and persuade every citizen in India and around the globe to take responsibility. Let us join hands and show our support to fight this evil. As citizens of the world all we need is compassion towards fellow human being, no matter where you are, who you are, if you strongly believe that crime against women is unacceptable, please sign this petition.

Finally, each one of us has responsibility and a role to play. This also gives us a chance to take the following oath, “From today I will not stand by and remain silent against injustice towards women”

 

Letter to
UN Secratary General, Prime Minister Of India and Executive Director , UN Women Mr. Ban Ki Moon, Mr.Manmohan Singh and Ms.Michelle Bachelet
Say No to crime against women in India:

What deters crime? Is it guilt ? fear of punishment or fear of getting caught? Nothing seems to deter crime against women in India. There are around two million women reported missing every year, over 12 million female foeticides reported over three decades, countless unreported rape and even if reported, conviction rate is around 22%.A recent report by UNICEF showed an overwhelming 57% of adolescent Indian boys think wife beating is justified. Indian women have been suffering in silence and not receiving any justice for a very long time.


Justice Verma Commission report submitted on 23rd Jan 2013 clearly talks about the current status of women (reading the "introduction" is highly recommended)


http://www.firstpost.com/india/full-text-recommendations-of-the-justice-js-verma-committee-report-599874.html


While India has made tremendous economic and social progress in the past 20 years, it's a shame that the country is world-renowned as the fourth most dangerous place on the planet for women. The real pain is even after so much pleas and cries, the tragedy continues with sexual assault and rape cases reported with victims some as young as 3 1/2 yrs.

India’s national father Mahatma Gandhi famously said "Of all the evils for which man has made himself responsible, none is so degrading, so shocking or so brutal as his abuse of the better half of humanity; the female sex." Let us join hands and show our support to fight this evil. As citizens of the world all we need is compassion towards fellow human being, no matter where you are, who you are, if you strongly believe that crime against women is unacceptable, please sign this petition. Let us show our support to the voiceless and show India the world is watching.


We as citizens of the world want to passionately see a change in the Indian society.


Therefore, we request UN to constructively advise / work with Government of India to take the following actions immediately:


- Allocate budget and create a vigorous nationwide campaign (in villages / schools / colleges / TV / Social Media ) to create awareness campaigns (similar to AIDS Awareness campaigns) about gender equality (encompassing all aspects of crime against women).

-Allocate dedicated time in Indian parliament to discuss problems faced by girl children and women (including implementation of all the recommendations in Justice Verma Commission report).Develop a long term strategic plan and implement stricter laws and ensure true justice.


This is a noble attempt to continue the fight and persuade every citizen in India and around the globe to take responsibility.
Furthermore, we humbly request the Government to take severe action against violence towards women and ensure safety of women in the country by punishing those committing heinous crimes.

India has progressed such a long way and she can make THE change.

Finally, each and everyone of us have responsibility and through this petition, we as a responsible citizen take the following Oath:

" From today I will not stand by and remain silent against injustice towards women "