Crime Against Women and Challenges to Overcome Them

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“Crimes against women and challenges in abolishing the crimes”


SUBMITTED BY: - Ritu Rajput
DATE OF BIRTH:-28-09-1991
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BA.LLB (2010-2015)
3rd YEAR, Semester VI

Crimes against women and challenges in abolishing the crimes
Ritu Rajput


Swami Vivekananda said, “That country and that nation which did not respect women have never become great nor will ever in
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Gandhiji highlighted this truth long ago, when he pointed out that you cannot get American dollars without American vice. The truth of this statement is brought out by the conditions that prevail in India today. With the success of its five-year plans and the constructive efforts of the government, there is a marked increase of production and rise in per capital income. There is an all-round increase in affluence and prosperity and with this affluence there is also an increase in crime and violence.
What is violence against women?
Violence against women and girls is ‘any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women [or girls], including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life. ‘Girls and young women under the age of 18 years are further subject to violence when they suffer the ‘neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation ‘that is part of the broader definition of violence against children
Defining Gender-Based Abuse:
The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women is the first international human rights instrument to exclusively and explicitly address the issue of violence against women. It affirms that the phenomenon violates, impairs or nullifies women's human rights and their exercise of fundamental freedoms.
The Declaration provides a definition of gender-based
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