Below interview is written by Ms. Bhawana Upadhyay, Gender Advisor at RECOFTC in Bangkok/Thailand and freelance columnist at The Kathmandu Post. She interviewed Ms. Sarita Dahal, Training Coordinator at WOREC in Kathmandu/Nepal, and Raymond Brandes, Programme Specialist at Partners for Prevention in Bangkok/Thailand. The article was published on 28th April, 2013.
Act on violence
Many of us believe that, legislative change is not enough on its own when it comes to curbing down violence against women and girls. Despite progress for two decades on the formulation and enactment of laws and regulationsmany women in South Asia still have no or limited knowledge of their rights, let alone those who aspire to claim. This time the columnist has tried to bring the perspectives of two different practitioners to understand their concerns and aspirations towards this never ending saga of...[read more]
The fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013. The theme was “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls”. Partners for Prevention (P4P), a UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and UNV regional joint programme for gender-based violence prevention in Asia and the Pacific, presented some findings from its UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence at the CSW57 side event “Why do men use violence and how do we stop it? New evidence on men’s use of violence against women and girls and its uses for enhanced prevention” (http://bit.ly/15BY2Yl). The full regional analysis report will be launched in July.
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The whole episode of the Delhi gang-rape of 23-year old paramedical student inside a running bus in New Delhi, India, towards the end of 2012, has something profound to offer not only to the general public, but also to professionals, practitioners and right activists across the board.
However, it seems that perpetuators are not even slightly threatened by the outcry of a huge Indian public mass and prominent persons’ promises to act tough to crack down on the sexual assaults and heinous crime like rape. Take for instance, the gang-rape of a woman in Punjab (also India), which happened when the streets of Delhi were still burning with demands for the death penalty to the perpetrators of the Delhi gang-rape case.
There has been a growing mixed feeling among general public that efforts by the government and non-governmental sector seem to have a minimal impact so far in curbing instances of VAW. Now the main question is:despite pouring millions of dollars in...[read more]
So the 16 Days of Action against gender-based violence (GBV) comes around again in November . The chance to act and protest GBV in this... [read more]
Too rarely, do we hear of the stories of positive role models, the children who say that without Dad, life just would not be the same.... [read more]
What is your name? In the society when we ask this question almost all people will say first name and surname. All document... [read more]
Six years ago, one of our DIrectors, Chris Green, was searching to do more work around developing alternative models of masculinity.... [read more]