Progressive Organisation of Women Observe Dec 16 as Day of Struggle Against Sexual Violence

Published: 15th December 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th December 2014 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The Progressive Organisation of Women (POW), Telangana State Committee, has given a call for observing December 16 as a ‘Day of Struggle against Sexual Violence against Women’ as a mark of respect to the Delhi gang-rape victim, Nirbhaya.

POW president G Jhansi and general secretary Ch Aruna said in a release that this Tuesday (December 16) would be the second death anniversary of Nirbhaya, who was brutally gang-raped and killed in a moving bus in New Delhi. They wanted that the day be observed as a Day against Sexual Violence against Women in different spheres - public places, work places, homes etc. - particularly Dalit women.

Jhansi and Aruna recalled that the Centre had, under public pressure, formed the Justice Verma Commission following Nirbhaya’s death. “But several recommendations made by the commission for the safety of women in the country have been overlooked.

The Act on sexual harassment at work place is pro-employer and anti-woman employee. Registration of cases in sexual violence is still carelessly done, and speedy justice is delayed except in certain high profile cases,” they alleged.

The POW leaders vowed to continue their struggle against sexual violence and demanded an end to honour killings also.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp