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Thomson Reuters poll indicator of violence against women: Activists

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Activists on Saturday said a Thomson poll which ranked as the most unsafe country for women is an indicator of increasing which the government needs to seriously consider.

The activists made the observation even though the had dismissed the poll.

"However, there is no evidence to say that in is decreasing. It is a volatile situation prevailing in India, there is insecurity among women regarding safety," Indu Agnihotri, Director, for Women's Development Studies said during a press conference at the (IWPC).

Earlier this week, a poll by Thomson Foundation put to be the most dangerous country in the world for women than war-torn and Syria, which came in second and third place, respectively.

However, the Women and and both, had rejected the report stating that the poll was conducted in scientific way and the methodology used was incorrect.

Mariam Dhawale, General Secretary, All India Democratic Women's Association, stated that is now an accepted norm in India and lack of proper implementation of the law is further enhancing this.

"During election campaigns we never hear any taking up the topic of violence against women. It has been existing for a long but it last few years it has increased, it has turned into a right to abuse women," she added.

mentioned that women's issues need to be looked beyond and seeking a solution to end violence against women is required immediately.

"The survey has brought out something which we have been asking for long, rejecting or dismissing is not a solution. Crime against women do very much exist in India. What we need to look for is solution to such problems. The report is an indicator of how the world is looking at us," she said.



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First Published: Sat, June 30 2018. 19:42 IST