Mumbai, Dec 6, 2016: In the recently organised ‘WeUnite’ conference, which marks UN Women’s partnership with the IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif delivered some strong words of empowerment.
According to PTI reports, she said, in a patriarchal society like ours, sometimes even educated women succumb to the societal pressures and refrain from raising their voices against any kind of abuse or crimes committed against them.
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According to the data provided by the national crime records bureau in India- the number of reported crimes against women in 2001 were 1,43,795. In 2005, it were 3,27,394. More than a 100 percent in numbers.”
She also emphasised on the fact that women who are not reporting the crimes are getting further victimised by the societal evils. She said, “However I would like to believe that this increase in numbers is not an increase in crime against women. It is increase in number of women who are ready to come forward and reporting them.”
– prepared by Shambhavi Sinha of NewsGram with PTI inputs. Twitter: @shambhavispeaks