Roshan Dilli - A Campaign To Light Up Public Spaces In Delhi And Make The City Safer For Women
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"Violence Against Women And Girls Is A Global Emergency": UN

'Violence Against Women And Girls Is A Global Emergency': UN
International Day For The Elimination of Violence Against Women: 'Orange the world'

International Day For The Elimination of Violence Against Women this year assumes great significance amid the COVID-19 pandemic. During the unprecedented lockdown, countries across the world have reported increased cases of domestic violence. Women's organizations and rights bodies are pushing governments to take measures to protect young girls and women caught in the cycle of violence. International Day For The Elimination of Violence Against Women is a United Nations designated day observed every year on November 25. "Violence against women and girls is a global emergency requiring urgent action at all levels, in all spaces & by all people," the UN chief Antonio Gueterres said in his message on day or elimination of violence against women. 

Theme Of International Day For The Elimination of Violence Against Women 2020

In a big push, this year the UN has given a clarion call for ending gender based violence. The 2020 campaign theme is 'FUND, RESPOND, PREVENT, COLLECT'. Like every year, '16 Days of Activism' against Gender-Based Violence (GVB) campaign starts today and ends on December 10. The UN Women is working closely with violence survivors, activists, all the stakeholders and people from every walk of life to fund, reach-out and respond faster.

International Day For The Elimination of Violence Against Women: Significance Amid COVID-19

"Amid COVID-19, domestic abuse has surged worldwide"   

International Day For The Elimination of Violence Against Women: How You Can Help   

  • "Listen to and believe survivors"
  • "Do say: We hear you. We believe you. We stand with you."
  • "Teach the next generation and learn from them"
  • "Learn the signs of abuse and how you can help"
  • "Take a stand by calling it out when you see it: catcalling, inappropriate sexual comments and sexist jokes are never okay"
  • "It's important to remember that when discussing cases of sexual violence, a victim's sobriety, clothes, and sexuality are irrelevant"
  • "Fund women's organizations"

(Source: unwomen.org)

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About The Campaign

NDTV in partnership with UBER is launching a sustained campaign 'Roshan Dilli'  to try and raise safety standards in India's capital, New Delhi.

Our focus is to try and improve lighting in public spaces in the city. Lighting is a key factor in shaping women's perceptions of safety

The initiative will provide a platform for all stakeholders to discuss our goal of improving safety standards, to start a conversation about safety of women in the country

It will also highlight various interventions and solutions that help to make women safe and put the spotlight on what more can be done.

The campaign will accentuate the need for Safety to be a shared responsibility

The need for gender sensitization and how law enforcement and civil society through checks and education can try and make women safer

We hope you will join us and help make New Delhi a safer city for women.

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