To protest the increasing number of crimes against women, 'One Billion Rising' programme will be organized on February 14th in 190 countries around the world. Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh will also mark the day while becoming part of the programme.
Public rally, discussion on women issues and street plays will be organized at Malviya Chouk in the city at 4 o’ clock in the evening. Organizations like Samvad, Nagrik Adhikar Manch, All India Youth Federation and Chetna Mahila Vikas Manch, Pune are organizing the programme in the city.
Satyam Pandey, Vice President of Nagrik Adhikar Manch said that participation of more than a thousand people is expected in the programme. “We will hold discussions on women centric issues; organize street plays and a public rally. There is need to create awareness among people on violence against women,” Satyam Pandey told this citizen journalist .
Mr. Pandey said that on this day one billion people around the world will be on roads to protest atrocities against women.
After the unfortunate Delhi gang rape in December last year which lead to death of the victim, demand has started growing from all the sections of society to ensure safety and security to women. Acting on the recommendations of Justice JS Verma panel, which was formed to look into the issues related with women's safety, the President of India has signed the ordinance that proposes strict punishment to those who are involved in crimes against women.