My Dear Jc, JCrt & Junior Jaycees,
International Women’s Day
Respect Women “Walk for a Safe City Rally”
in Association with BPAC.
Rally Starts from Kanteerava Stadium ends at Freedom Park
Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Assemble time: 9:30 am
Program: Open for All Men, Women, Children, Student. Bring your friends, Family, Neighbours & members of your respective organisations you are associated with.
The need to have heightened dialogue and citizen engagement on “Safety for Women and girl child“-
As you are no doubt aware there has been an alarming rise in crimes such as rape and sexual assault on women and girl children all across the country. It is shameful that a large nation such as ours cannot find effective ways to make our cities and our country more secure for our women and children.
There is a crying need for citizens, government, political leadership, civic bodies and other parastatal agencies and other stake holders to come together and address this on a war footing. Our women and girl children are being seriously wronged and our judiciary has not been swift enough to mete out justice, which has only resulted in emboldening the bad elements in our society to take advantage of the situation and attack without any fear.
1. Karnataka ranks 10th in terms of percentage share of the overall national figures of crimes against women.
2. Bangalore ranks number four in terms of rape cases at 3.8 per cent, with Delhi at the top (17.6 per cent). Bangalore is also in the second position when it comes to crimes against women. You will agree that this is a terrible distinction for the city.
3. The year 2012 saw several gruesome cases of rape and assault on women, and abuse of children. 17 cases of rape and sexual abuse of children were reported in the city in the last seven months (June to December 2012). Some more high profile than the other, which shocked the city undefined be it the alleged abuse of a three-and-a-half-year-old by her father, the rape of a young law student on the Jnana Bharathi campus or the reported rape of a 7 year old girl in Bangalore or rape of a medical student at Manipal or the more recent horrifying rape of a young 2 year old child in the school premises by the van driver.
These statistics are horrifying and we need to take immediate steps to protect our women and children. As a society, we shouldn’t have to live in fear and distrust of the people we come in contact with during our day-to-day activities.
About the “Walk for a Safe City”
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day on 8th March 2104, JCI bangalore Garden City in association with B.Pac (Bangalore Political Action Committee ) headed by Kiran Majumdar Shaw requests you, Your family, friends, relatives, neighbours & your respective organisations to join us in “The Walk for a Safe City” .
The walk is a step towards instilling faith in every woman or girl child that Bangalore stands united and strong to ensure her safety at home, at school, at work and in public spaces. We would like you to join us on this important mission. We hope that Bangalore walks the walk and talks the talk on the issues that plague every woman and girl child in independent India.
This is a call for implementing strong and decisive measures to ensure safety of women and children in the city that would make Bangalore one of the safest cities in the country for women and children and a model for all other cities to emulate.
On this day post the walk, we will be submitting a memorandum to the government for speedy impelementation of several measures that will make our women and children feel safer in the city.
Details of the walk are as below:
For Further Details Contact:
JCrt Sonal Bafna, Secretary @ 9844521367
JCrt Namita Dugar, Chairperson @ 9343367555
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