Active GD- Atrocities against women/ children can be reduced if the victims speak out- Do you agree?It is with immense pleasure and high expectations that we are announcing another Active GD on the topic Atrocities against women/ children can be reduced if the victims speak out-Do you agree?
Women and children, and even men, have always been subjected to various forms of atrocities. With the passage of time, technological advances and awareness campaigns, such crimes have started attracting public attention and we are now almost equipped to fight this social evil. We are mostly aware of the legal position involved but there has been a general opinion among the law enforcing forces and the legal fraternity that such crimes can be contained to a great extent if the victims start speaking out about the attacks against them. Let me make it clear that when speaking of atrocities, it is not about the sexual offences alone that we are concerned about. The term should be read in its wider perspective to include any kind of physical or mental violence of any kind, at any place, including one's home. Though we are witnessing some positive changes, such crimes lie hidden most of the time due to many factors including social stigma.
That being the context, let us discuss this social concern seriously, all the while keeping in mind the social, psychological and legal aspects involved. It would be okay to touch upon related issues or solutions or even to refer to relevant cases but please do not deviate from the main topic for discussion- can atrocities against women and children be reduced or stopped if the victims start speaking out; will it act as a deterrent?
Questions like how, why, to what extent etc may have to be answered and debated upon. Ensure that you don't limit your argument to one or two points but think about the topic as a whole and come out with what you feel.
Let us have a practical, thoughtful and fair discussion with the present situation in mind.
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Let us have a healthy, active and fruitful discussion. The GD will close on 25th Nov '17.
Best participants will be selected depending on the number of participants and will be awarded suitably. Other participants will also be considered for cash rewards if found eligible.
So why wait? Read carefully, think properly and start penning down your points and arguments. Let the activity begin!
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