Colombo, May 24 (newsin.asia) – Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights. Its impact ranges from immediate to long-term multiple physical, sexual and mental consequences for women and girls, including death.
Someone’s Daughter is an initiative by the Rotaract Club of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura in order to raise awareness and gain support for women violence issues that are prevalent in Sri Lanka.
Mainly, there are two phases to this project. Reputable artists such as Mr Thumindu Dodanthenna, Lahiru Perera, Ridma Weerawardana, Miss Eshani Diana, the Ambassador for Youth for Human Rights International, Mrs Sawrna Sumanasekara, Ministry of women and child affairs, chairman of the national committee on women, W. Jayasiri and an expert in the field, Dr Samitha Ethuldoraarachchi etc. joined hands with us for the first phase of the project which is a social media campaign.
The main goal of the first phase was to create a large crowd surrounding their voice against this issue along with the public awareness of the issue at hand.
Until now, they reached the public creating posts and videos through social media like Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp and also wrote so many articles on this matter. Having completed a “Quote Challenge” successfully to show the world their objection for violence against women.
In their second phase, few series of videos will be published in association with victims from the real world, the Yeheliya Foundation and officials of other Rotaract clubs with the objective of socializing unconventional methods of reacting to the violence and harassments against women. The legal measures that can be taken and untraditional perspective on the victim and the victimizer.
Currently, Someone’s daughter’s team is working on an online survey which will be opened for the public with the intention of gathering the public perspective on the issue. Based on the results of the survey, an online magazine which includes a broad insight into the issue of violence against women will be published.
Particularly, an app which will report the daily cases of violence and harassments against women will be launched under the second phase. To be explanatory, this app will enable a victim to report the injustice in front of her by touching a button on the screen through the app. We are working on it to enable the complaint to be received by the Center for Gender-Based Complaints, Ministry of Women and Child Affairs or the nearest police station.
What sort of help can the public provide?
Everyone can join this campaign by showing the world their objection to violence against women. People can give their ideas and opinions through their FB and IG page below.
Official Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/SheDeservesBetterRACUSJ/
Official Instagram Page – http://www.instagram.com/someonesdaughter_racusj
One in three female homicides in Sri Lanka are related to intimate partner violence and 69 percent of such incidences go unreported, according to a study done in five provinces commissioned by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).