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Gender Rights and Violence

Gender Rights and Violence

Gender refers to the social attributes and opportunities of women and men and socially constructed characteristics like norms, values, roles and relationships between women and men and girls and boys which is learnt through socialization process, changeable and varies from society to society. According to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), violence against children is defined as, all forms of physical or mental violence, injury and abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse.

On the other hand violence against women is apparently a global pandemic existing in the forms of physical, sexual and psychological violence such as intimate partner violence, attempt to sexual acts, unwanted sexual comments or verbal abuse, human trafficking and sexual exploitation, female genital mutilation, child and forced marriage and other types of violence. According to a global survey conducted across four regions about 246 million girls and boys experience school related violence every year.

A recent study indicates that around 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence at some point in their lives and globally more than 700 million women are married below 18 years of age. dRi, with its vision to end all forms of discrimination against women, children and adolescents is continuing its effort through the gentle research.