• 01:08

    (Future Women Want) The role of Indian women in Diaspora ...

    in Women

    The tipping point in India for public outrage over violence against women was reached on December 16, 2012 when a 23-year-old Delhi medical student was gang-raped by six men. The world was shocked. The attack was New Delhi’s 636th that year.  Hundreds of ordinary citizens took to the streets in disapproval of the state’s inability to make India a safer and more equitable country for women. India is ranked 105 of 135 countries on the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap report. And ranked 90of 235 countries and territories in the African Views index, which measures a country’s capacity to promote human development with least amount of bias on gender, race, creed, or religion. India is an important country in the world, and the growth of India as democratic capital economy has been formidable. India is clearly improving rapidly in many areas but, are the necessary ethical and social standards developing at similar pace?
    Joining us to kick start this year’s discussion on the role of Diaspora Indians in stopping violence against women in India and countries in similar situation is Mrs. Ranju Batra, the President of the Association of Indians in America (New York chapter). She has had a long-standing foundation in different social and charitable causes. We are very pleased to have Mrs Batra on the program and looking forward to an insightful discussion.  Please call in with your comments and questions.

  • 01:31

    Religion and Violence against Women

    in Women

     
    Religion as we all understand is a personal and institutional reality in people’s lives. Religion provides significant context in its teaching in the lives of women as well as convey messages on religious values and beliefs to the particular members. Religion serves as resources to assist in support services, counseling, guidance and in assistance to those in one negative situation or the other depending on the belief system. Rev Dr. Marie Fortune and Rabbi Cindy Enger explained that Religion can also be misused to excuse or condone abusive behaviors and in the context of violence against women, religious communities play significant role and will never want to be neutral. The modalities of such acts rest upon the diversities of beliefs, teachings and traditions that exist among the many religions of the world. Stating further, Dr.Fortune and Rabbi Enger informed that the task for religion is of two folds; first is to recognize that religious beliefs and teaching can serve as a roadblocks and resources for victims of violence and secondly Religious belief can explore new interpretations that minimize the roadblocks and maximize the resources for women. Women should not be compelled to choose between safety and religion rather women should be able to access the resources of both community-based advocacy and shelter support counsel. To achieve this women need the resources of roadblocks and exploration of new interpretation to work collaboratively in achieving advocacy and support for victims of violence.  

  • 01:21

    Prevention of Violence Against HIV Women

    in Women

      Violence against women persists in every country in the world as a pervasive violation of human rights and a major impediment to achieving gender equality and empowerment of women Such violence harms women , their families an communities has significant economic costs and restricts and undermines economic growth nand abuse affect women from all kinds of backgrounds every day. Sometimes, women are attacked by strangers, but most often they are hurt by people who are close to them. Violence and abuse can cause terrible physical and emotional pain. Discrimination and violence against women and girls and violations of their human rights still happen till today. Just as Violence against women is a global course to the United Nations’ Community, the International organizations and working groups, violence against women and girls has much rooted concerns in the global pursuit on the Future Women Want. This calls for more serious commitment that in the end the future women want will include total eradication of all forms of violence against women and girls...  

  • 01:24

    Verbal Abuse as a form of Violence against Women

    in Women

    The UN estimates that 95% of aggressive behavior, harassment, abusive language and denigrating images in online spaces are aimed at women and come from partners or former male partners. Other surveys show that the victims of cyberstalking are predominantly female. Our focuse this week week is focus on language and tones of voices used to scare, isolate, intimidate, dismay, ridicule, dishonor or control women and girls.    verbal abuse is not about a harsh word spoken in a fit of anger, or even an insult thrown offhandedly, it is the systematic use of language in an abusive manner specifically used to make the spouse feel inferior, insecure and run down. Verbal abuse also includes the written form. As there is no universally accepted definition of verbal abuse, any form of communication done with the intent to cause harm to the person being spoken to which may consist of language which is demeaning, name calling, shouting, derogatory remarks, insulting, intimidating and threatening.   Verbal abuse occurs when someone uses language, whether spoken or written, to cause you harm. Verbal abuse includes, but is not limited to, the following:   constant criticism; cursing; name calling; repeated insults; recalling your past mistakes; expressing negative expectations; expressing distrust; threats of violence against the person, children or other family members; and blackmail  
     

  • 01:35

    Women Leadership in the Elimination of VAW/G

    in Women

    Discrimination and violence against women and girls and violations of their human rights still happen till today. Just as Violence against women is a global course to the United Nations’ Community, the International organizations and working groups, violence against women and girls has much rooted concerns in the global pursuit on the Future Women Want. This calls for more serious commitment that in the end the future women want will include total eradication of all forms of violence against women and girls that in the end what women and girls want is equality between boys and girls and between men and women.   Speaker: Omoruyi “Austin” Aigbe Fellow of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships  Host: Dr. Ada OkikaCo-Host: Mrs Chi Ezekwueche Research and News-anchor: Dr. Ifechukwu Anikpe Ms. Amara Nwosu

  • 01:37

    Care of Victims and Prevention on Violence Against Women

    in Women

    Discrimination and violence against women and  girls and   violations of their human rights still happen till today.   Just as Violence against women is a global course to the United Nations’ Community, the International organizations and working groups, violence against  women and  girls has much rooted concerns in the global pursuit on the Future Women Want. This calls for more serious commitment that in the end the future women want will include total eradication of all forms of violence against women and girls that in the end what women and girls  want is equality between boys and girls and between men and women.

  • 01:28

    Empowerment of Women: A Tool for Ending VAW

    in Women

    Discrimination and violence against girls and violations of their human rights still happen till today. The United Nations felt a need to raise awareness of the challenges that millions of girls face every day. In December 2011, the UN declared that it would annually observe the International Day of the Girl Child, starting from October 11, 2012. Just as Violence against women is a global course to the United Nations’ Community, the International organizations and working groups, violence against the girl child has much rooted concerns in the global pursuit on the Future Women Want. This calls for more serious commitment that in the end the future women want will include total eradication of all violence against the girl child that in the end what the girl child wants is equality between boys and girls.

  • 01:37

    Nurses Role in Care and Prevention on Violence against Women

    in Women

    Discrimination and violence against girls and violations of their human rights still happen till today. The United Nations felt a need to raise awareness of the challenges that millions of girls face every day. In December 2011, the UN declared that it would annually observe the International Day of the Girl Child, starting from October 11, 2012. Just as Violence against women is a global course to the United Nations’ Community, the International organizations and working groups, violence against the girl child has much rooted concerns in the global pursuit on the Future Women Want. This calls for more serious commitment that in the end the future women want will include total eradication of all violence against the girl child that in the end what the girl child wants is equality between boys and girls.  

  • 01:25

    Wisdom from the Grandmothers

    in Radio

    Violence Against the Girl  and Child Marriage: Voices from  Grandmothers        Host: Dr. Ada Okika Co-Host: Mrs Chi Ezekwueche Research and News-anchor: Dr. Ifechukwu Anikpe,  Ms. Amara Nwosu   Discrimination and violence against girls and violations of their human rights still happen till today. The United Nations felt a need to raise awareness of the challenges that millions of girls face every day. In December 2011, the UN declared that it would annually observe the International Day of the Girl Child, starting from October 11, 2012. Just as Violence against women is a global course to the United Nations’ Community, the International organizations and working groups, violence against the girl child has much rooted concerns in the global pursuit on the Future Women Want. This calls for more serious commitment that in the end the future women want will include total eradication of all violence against the girl child that in the end what the girl child wants is equality between boys and girls.

  • 01:33

    Post International Observance Day for the Girl...

    in Women

    Discrimination and violence against girls and violations of their human rights still happen till today. The United Nations felt a need to raise awareness of the challenges that millions of girls face every day. In December 2011, the UN declared that it would annually observe the International Day of the Girl Child, starting from October 11, 2012. Just as Violence against women is a global course to the United Nations’ Community, the International organizations and working groups, violence against the girl child has much rooted concerns in the global pursuit on the Future Women Want. This calls for more serious commitment that in the end the future women want will include total eradication of all violence against the girl child that in the end what the girl child wants is equality between boys and girls.      

  • 01:30

    Stand Up for Girls

    in Women

     
    This year, LitWorld is leading a full scale Stand Up for Girls worldwide campaign. They are rallying their network of literacy champions around the world to advocate for every girl’s right to a quality education. The campaign will culminate on October 11, 2012 with Stand Up for Girls events and online rallies sparked by their corps of champions, working together so that girls everywhere can be Fierce, Fearless and Free.     Stand Up for Girls will shine a spotlight on the adversity that girls around the world face as they seek to fulfill their ideal learning lives. Please join us this week as we host members of the Litworld Organization to learn more about the Stand up for girls campaign and the steps necessary  to cultivate literacy leaders worldwide through transformational literacy experiences that build connection, understanding, resilience and strength. LitWorld's Stand Up for Girls campaign advocates for every girl's right to a quality education. By learning to read and write, all girls in the world can protect themselves against poverty, poor health outcomes and lifelong struggle. Literacy is a skill that once learned, is hers forever.     The Stand Up for Girls Pledge   'I pledge to add my voice to those championing the rights of girls around the world. I believe in each girl’s right to a quality education and in the power of lifelong learning. I will work to spread the word, create positive change in my own community, and provide opportunities for girls to recognize their potential to be co-creators of universal equality. I vow to speak out and stand up so that women and girls everywhere will be Fierce, Fearless, and Free.'   Join the cause on 10.11.12.     AV is on board! Are you?

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