- Dr. J. Bhagwati, High Commissioner of the High Commission of India
There are more than 600 million women in India who are exposed to rape, dowry death and sexual harassment every day. 18, 359 rape cases were registered in India in the first three quarters of 2012; a woman is raped every 20 minutes in India.
Another form of gender-based violence is the killing of baby girls and female foetuses, causing India to lose 3 million girls since 2001.
Due to the patriarchal culture rooted deeply within this nation, women are treated as second class citizens or even worse, as possessions. These women suffer in silence because their cries are falling on deaf ears.
We, the undersigned, pledge to take a stand for the daughters of India.
By addressing the issue of gender-based violence, we push the Indian government to deliberately take effective measures to make India a safer place for women.
The Pledge to Speak Up Against Gender-Based Violence in India petition to Dr. J. Bhagwati, High Commissioner of the High Commission of India was written by We Are Torn and is in the category Gender Rights and Issues at GoPetition.