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Sunday, 6 March 2011





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Violence against women, theme of Women’s Day:

How long more should women endure violence?

A UNICEF report on adolescence revealed that 54 percent of Sri Lankan girls feel that being beaten by their husbands is acceptable. We need to break the spread of this wrong perception because it is everyone’s esponsibility to ensure we stand against such barbaric action against women. Domestic violence does not only take place in developing countries. A study concluded at the end of 2009 disclosed that more than three women are killed in domestic violence related cases a day in the USA. This totals to 1100 women falling victim to the crime and although we do not hear about such violence so often in Sri Lanka, there is ample violence inflicted against women although we are only a fraction of America in terms of size.

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