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Millions of women are not safe in their homes, on the streets, or the workplace. In India, a woman is raped every 20 minutes and only 25 percent of rape perpetrators in documented cases are arrested or face conviction. The gang-rape of a 23-year-old student in a moving bus on the night of December 16 in the capital city of Delhi has triggered anger, outrage and shock amongst every citizen this country.

The National Crime Records Bureau records 572 rapes reported from Delhi for the year 2011. This year 635 rapes had already been reported as of December 15, 2012, Rape is not a problem that afflicts Delhi alone. In recent months, we have seen a rising crime graph against women being reported from virtually every corner of the country including Haryana, Kerala and Bangalore.

Each time a rape is reported, civil society reacts with anger and outrage, which unfortunately dies down and is forgotten, until the next time in todays India.

Rape and other forms of sexual violence do not just concern women. These are societal issues that impede the progress of every nation and should concern every citizen.

With a on the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls, we demand that all State in india should make ending sexual violence against women a top priority. They must devote resources to comprehensive solutions, end impunity in cases of sexual violence, ensure that laws are fully enforced, and hold politicians to the highest levels of accountability. The State Government must also make a commitment to protect women human rights defenders who are promoting women’s right to a life free from violence and who are themselves targets of violence because they are women defending women’s rights.


The violent crime of rape cannot be trivialized and tolerated any longer. The time to end violence against women is NOW. Systemic change is needed now. Just putting more police on the streets or reforming legal systems will not change the status quo. We must also change long-held beliefs that sanction abuse, harassment, and violence against women.


We demand that the following actions are taken at the earliest: 

  • Standard procedures for addressing violence against women.
  • Prompt and strict judicial actions. The setting up of fast track courts to ensure speedy trials and to address crimes against women.
  • Capacity building of judiciary, police, and media personnel to handle sensitive issues around violence against women.
  • The immediate passage of pending bills that seek to protect women, including the Protection of Women Against Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Bill 2012 and the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2012 
  • Empower women and girls to access current redressal systems effectively.
  • Systems to be responsive to the needs of women and girls.
  • The imposition of maximum, exemplary sentence

Lack of gender justice, lack of fear of the law, police and judicial apathy, failure of governance and shrinking public spaces is a matter of grave concern, not just for women but for every citizen of this country.


Signed,

Ajsa Odisha

Millions of women are not safe in their homes, on the streets, or the workplace. In India, a woman is raped every 20 minutes and only 25 percent of rape perpetrators in documented cases are arrested or face conviction. The gang-rape of a 23-year-old student in a moving bus on the night of December 16 in the capital city of Delhi has triggered anger, outrage and shock amongst every citizen this country.

The National Crime Records Bureau records 572 rapes reported from Delhi for the year 2011. This year 635 rapes had already been reported as of December 15, 2012, Rape is not a problem that afflicts Delhi alone. In recent months, we have seen a rising crime graph against women being reported from virtually every corner of the country including Haryana, Kerala and Bangalore.

Each time a rape is reported, civil society reacts with anger and outrage, which unfortunately dies down and is forgotten, until the next time in todays India.

In all of its work in odisha India, AJSA is committed to eliminating gender based violence and inequality. Through this petition, we lend our voice to millions demanding justice without any delay. It is also a voice seeking longer term interventions and committed action from the Government of India. Please join us to take action now. We Need 5000 signatures to take this petitation to a greater heights as a topmost priority. Sign the petition below,through the help of Causes.com Team we will deliver your signatures to the honorable president of India when the Commission on the Status of Women meets to discuss ending violence against women.

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