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It is the date on which we show respect, appreciation and love towards women.
We celebrate women's economic, political and social achievements
Globally, 603 million women live in countries where domestic violence is not yet considered a crime.
Up to 70% of women in the world report having experienced physical and/or sexual violence at some point in their lifetime.
Over 60 million girls worldwide are child brides, married before the age of 18…
APPS FOR WOMEN’S SAFETY
Circle of 6 (Available on iPhone)
Hollaback! (Available on iPhone and Android)
bSafe (Available on iPhone, Android, BlackBerry)
Guardly (Available on iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7)
Cab4me (Available on iPhone and Android
HOW TO CELEBRATE THE DAY?
Send cards to the favorite ladies in your life—whether it’s your mom, significant other, best friend, or an old mentor you’ve been meaning to reach out to.
Invest in the future of women- Donate to or get involved with an organization that supports and inspires the generation of women.
Promote women- Organize a women’s day special engagement in your company and aware the mass towards struggle and respect for womanhood.
Connect in person- What better excuse to get together with some of your nearest and dearest than a day all about celebrating women
-Self-Protection Tips for Ladies
BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS AT ALL TIMES
This is the best way to remain safe. No matter where you are, be vigilant. Keep your eyes and ears open for people in the area, possible hazards, and available escape routes. That means if you’re walking home alone at night, no mindless chattering on a cell phone, and no listening to an MP3 player. Anyone looking to commit a crime of opportunity will be searching for the easiest target, and headphones are a sure sign that you’re distracted and vulnerable. Your hearing is a valuable tool—don’t shut it down when you need it most.
PROJECT AN AIR OF CONFIDENCE
Criminals seek to target women who look like they won’t fight back.
Walk with purpose; even if you don’t know where you’re going, pretend that you do. If someone appears to be following you, don’t meekly avoid his gaze. Turn around and look him in the eye. Not only does that give you a chance to get a good look at a potential attacker (thus making it easier for you to identify him later), but making eye contact is also an aggressive gesture that suggests you’re not afraid.
KNOW THE REAL RISKS
The majority of rapes occur 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., and 41 percent of rapes take place in the victims’ homes. The survey reveals that assaults and rapes in deserted parking lots or garages are relatively rare (comprising only 2.2 percent of attacks). 73 percent of sexual assaults are actually committed by someone the victim knows, not a stranger, and that women are much more likely to experience violence in or near their home than in a public spot.
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