Violence against women is a difficult subject to report and domestic violence, in particular, is hard to investigate.
Though one in every two women in South Asia faces violence in their daily life, the ‘culture of acceptance and silence’ denies the crisis its scope and seriousness.
The issue of domestic violence is particularly intractable because it is situated within the ‘private’ sphere of the family.
As much as violence itself, it is also the fear of violence that controls women’s lives.
Discussions on women’s safety must, therefore, begin from the recognition of women’s right to a life free of violence.
As the mass media penetrates every segment of the society and effectively informs how people view the world, we hope to highlight some information to provide a framework for sensitive and informed reportage, raise public awareness, frame public debate, and accentuate political accountability.
We hope that mass media professionals become one more support group to end all violence against women.
If you want to be kept abreast of the campaign or want information on the issue of violence against women, please get in touch with the relevant ‘We Can’ Secretariat or write to we can.