'Baatein Aman Ki' national campaign in India on violence against women
A campaign was launched by woman activists today to sensitise people about the violence being faced by the fairer sex in the country "in the name of religious and nationalist sentiments."
A campaign was launched by woman activists today to sensitise people about the violence being faced by the fairer sex in the country "in the name of religious and nationalist sentiments".
As part of the "Baatein Aman Ki" campaign, the activists would travel to various parts of India and hold public meetings on the issue, the organisers said.
Also, various women groups in different cities, towns, villages will be invited to form local coordination committees, they said.
"In the last four years, the position of women in India has deteriorated alarmingly. This is mainly because of bringing religion into politics, where the Hindu right-wing organisations are playing a leading role in deciding moral values and ascribing the role of women in society," Secretary of National Federation of Indian Women Annie Raja said.
"This government has betrayed women and the time has come to raise our voice. Through 'Baatein Aman ki' we will stand against all those forces which are trying to break the country in the name of religious or nationalist sentiments," she said.
The whole campaign, expected to go on for 20 to 25 days, will be funded by donations from ordinary people and women groups.