Campaign against sexual violence in Bengal on Valentine`s day

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 18:57

Kolkata: The One Billion Rising campaign to protest violence against women will kick off in West Bengal Feb 14 with the theme "I Rise against Sexual Violence", a statement said Wednesday.

It is a global campaign which calls for an end to violence, for justice and gender equality. This is also a global call to women survivors of violence and those who love and support them to speak up against atrocities against women, the statement said.
Kolkata-based women`s rights organisation `Swayam` will spearhead the campaign, in collaboration with the Jadavpur University`s School of Women`s Studies.

According to Swayam, as part of the movement, a workshop will be held Feb 14 to discuss the Sexual Harassment of Women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

A walk-through inside the varsity`s campus has also been scheduled during the day to express solidarity with the campaign.

A large number of organisations and individuals have joined the cause in the state.

IANS

First Published: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 18:57

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