Gender-based violence is “a form of abuse and discrimination that makes it impossible for the targeted victims to achieve their potentials in life” (Menon 12). Gender-based violence is common in the underdeveloped world such as India. This analysis will identify the major challenges affecting women and children in India.
Highlighting the Broader Gender Issue: How it affects Many People in India
The targeted issue is gender-based violence. The Television Series “Half the Sky” examines a wide range of challenges affecting women in the world. This TV Series identifies a wide range of problems such as “gender-based violence, human trafficking, forced prostitution, abuse, and discrimination” (Menon 28). The TV Series examines the major issues affecting many women in the world. Many societies are currently using different campaigns in order to deal with these issues (Menon 23).
Gender-based violence is common in India. This problem is deeply rooted in the country’s cultural practices and norms. Some gender laws in this India favor men. For example, India lacks adequate judicial practices in order to safeguard the rights of women.
A study by Menon (27) “observed that domestic valence against children and women begins at the family”. Some common malpractices against women “include violence, horror killings, cruelty by husbands, abuse, dowry deaths, rape, and abduction” (Menon 32). These challenges have affected the lives of many Indian women. Over 46 percent of women in India have faced abuse in the hands of their husbands.
The crimes against different gender groups in India have been on the rise. Many women are also abused by their relatives. The number of rape cases in India has been on the rise. Many rape cases are reported in the country every year. Many people do not report such crimes against women in the country.
This development has affected the lives of many individuals in the country. The problem of gender-based violence has resulted in more challenges in the country (Menon 64). Some attributes such as the India’s Caste System is making it impossible for many women to achieve their potentials. The agreeable fact is that “the country is far from providing the best rights to more women in the country” (Menon 69).
Campaign against Gender-Based Violence: Strategies to Solve the Issue
Several campaigns have emerged in order to deal with gender-based violence in India. The challenges encountered by many women in India have led to new laws. Such laws are aimed at safeguarding the rights of many women in the country. A good example of these campaigns is Bell Bajao.
This is an anti-domestic violence group that encourages many Indians to protect the rights of women. According to the pioneers of the campaign, every person can embrace the best practices in order to deal with gender-based violence. The campaign seeks to “reduce the number of rapes, abuses, and killings against Indian women” (Menon 32).
For example, the campaign encourages more people to report every issue associated with domestic violence. The campaigners encourage more people “to intervene whenever there is an ongoing violence” (Menon 84). These strategies have worked effectively in order to reduce the level gender-based violence.
The campaign has made it easier for many people to address the problem of domestic violence. The pioneers of the campaign use powerful adverts in order to deal with the issue. The campaign is currently “encouraging more boys and men to intervene whether they encounter any kind of domestic violence” (Menon 98).
This practice has encouraged more men to be part of this problem. According to these campaigners, more men can make it easier for India to deal with gender-based violence. The campaign has attracted over 130 million citizens. The campaigners also use different celebrities in order to produce the best outcomes. This strategy has made it easier for many Indians to deal with gender-based violence.
How Can We Be involved in the Above Campaign?
Every person in WS 2201 can become part of this Bell Bajai campaign. To begin with, we can collect enough funds in order to empower more women in the society. These funds will make it easier for us to achieve the best results. Such adverts will encourage more people to be part of this campaign.
This practice will ensure every person promotes the best strategies. The practice will deal with gender-based violence. We can also encourage more people in the society to promote the best practices. For example, men can “collaborate with their wives instead of abusing them” (Menon 102). Every child can also talk with his or her father in order to support the needs of many women.
Every individual should also become a change agent. This approach will ensure every person promotes the best practices. Such practices will empower more people to promote the campaign. We can also create new adverts in order to communicate to more citizens (Menon 84). The approach will encourage more people to promote the concept of equality in the targeted society. This strategy will ensure every woman in the society achieves her goals. Every society should use these practices in order to deal with gender-based violence.
Menon, Niveditha. Domestic Violence in India. New York, NY: ProQuest, 2008. Print.