Violence against women Current Affairs, GK & News

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: November 25

Every year, the International Day for Elimination of violence against women is marked by the United Nations on November 25. The day is celebrated to create awareness that women around the world are subjected to domestic violence, rape and other forms of violence. This year the day is celebrated under the theme Theme: “Fund, Respond, ..




International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation observed on February 6

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is observed annually on February 6, across the world. Genital Mutilation, or altering the female genitalia for non-medical reasons is prevalent in 30 countries in Africa, the Middle East and other parts of the world. In 2012, the UN General Assembly designated February 6th as the ..


Marriage not ‘good enough’ to quash rape FIR, says Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court in a significant verdict that will have large implications on a large number of rape cases in India, said that marriage is not a “good enough” reason to quash an FIR for rape if both the offender and the victim decided to settle their dispute or got married.  The High Court ..


2019 edition of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

The World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is observed every year on July 30 to raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights. Human trafficking is a global problem and no country is immune to it. Millions of victims fall into the hands of ..


Violence against Women: WHO Findings

A comprehensive study by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on violence against women makes the following observations: About 1 in 3 (35%) women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. Around 38% of murders of women are committed by a male intimate partner. In countries ..