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UMA CHALLA, INDIA COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY WRITES ABOUT HER INITIATIVE "OCTOBER IS VIOLENCE AGAINST MEN AND BOYS AWARENESS MONTH"

OCTOBER IS VIOLENCE AGAINST MEN AND BOYS AWARENESS MONTH (VAMBAM) BY: Uma Challa
                                                               Power of A Woman

Stop violence against women!” That is a slogan that we have heard, day in and day out, over the last thirty years and have agreed with, unquestioningly. By doing so, we have also embraced its underlying assumptions, that violence is a gender issue, that men have been historically inflicting violence on women, all men (and only men) are capable of violence and that violence against men (by women) does not exist.


More recently, the focus of the subject has been broadened to include boys. A social awareness platform called Vogue Empower even made a short film entitled “Start with the Boys” which says, “We have taught our boys not to cry. It’s time we teach them not to make girls cry”.


Echoing this politically correct stance, and underlining the agenda of her Ministry, Women and Child D…