International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is celebrated every year on 25 November around the world to prevent violence against women. On this day, programs are organized underlining the need to make maximum efforts to prevent violence against women.

History of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The three sisters were assassinated on November 25, 1960, on the orders of that brutal ruler, Patria Mercedes Mirabell, María Argentina Minerva Mirabell and Antonia María Teresa Mirabell, who strongly opposed the dictatorship of the Dominican ruler Rafael Tujillo. Since 1981, supporters and activists of women’s rights have been celebrating that day as the death anniversary of the death of the same three sisters. On 17 December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously decided to observe 25 November every year as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

NCRB data released on women crime

According to the National Crime Records Beauty, in the year 2020 marked as the months of national lockdown due to the corona epidemic, traditional crimes against women and children decreased but crime cases in the country increased by 28 percent. However, after the lockdown, there has been a spurt in criminal cases against women and children.

According to the NCRB, on an average 77 cases of sexual abuse were registered daily in the country in 2020 and a total of 28,046 cases were reported. A total of 3,71, 503 cases of crime against women were registered worldwide, which were 4,05,326 in 2019 and 3,78,236 in 2018.

Cases of crime did not stop even in work from home

According to NCRB, 10,093 cases of crime against women were registered in the country’s capital Delhi in 2020, while 13,395 such cases were reported in 2019 i.e. 24.65 percent less crime against women in 2020 as compared to 2019. Due to the Kovid-19 epidemic and lockdown, when most of the country’s population was in their homes, schools-colleges were closed, work from home was going on, it is no less worrying to report 10,093 cases of crime against women in 2020. In 2020, Delhi recorded 2,938 cases of kidnapping of women, nine of attempted sexual assault and one case of murder followed by sexual assault or mass sexual abuse. During this period, cyber crime across the country has increased by 11.8 percent as compared to 2019.

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Edited By: Priyanka Singh