#KnowYourRights against sexual violence


Woman empowerment and security is one of the rising issues and there is still lot more to be done about it. We hear from people from other countries where are so much strict rules and laws against people who commit sexual crimes. In some of the countries, the punishment is so harsh and they are hanged till death. Such kind of punishments are good in some sense as they bring some sort of fear among the people and they think before doing such sexual violence act. This is the primary reason that we do not hear much about any sexual violence in other countries and while on the other side; our laws are not very strict and have not been amended from long time. There is urgent need to change the rules and bring in more empowerment for such laws and fast track results to pending cases.

Women in India are still not aware about the rules and regulations set by the government and this is one of the reasons that many such sex violence acts go unreported. Many times the victim is under so much of pressure and tries to stay silent in order to save family from the embarrassment which comes with it. Then the accused tries to take advantage of this weak situation of the victim and indulge in more sexual acts.

It is the right time now to step up and encourage all the people to fight against sexual violence. The first reason is to take strict action against the culprit and punish him for his wrongdoing acts of sexual act. This punishment will be the key to justice to the victim in some form and act as revenge for it. The victim suffers lot of stress in terms of physical and emotional distress and this is mandatory that getting a fair justice. We should report such acts so that victim remains safe and fearless. The perpetrator will also get a strong message and will not disturb the victim in the future. There will be end to the torture and no more suffering for the victim. A small step of dialling the police number will alert the government bodies and media which will help to save lives of other people. Government bodies can also further come into action and provide counselling and medical assistance to that person who is victim and it may save his or her life. It will further give the confidence to the person to stay more alert and active in the future and protect from being a victim again.

“I’m writing this blog post to support Amnesty International’s#KnowYourRights campaign at BlogAdda. You can also contribute to the cause by donating or spreading the word.”


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