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Dignity March against sexual exploitation of women, children reaches Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Jan 5 (UNI) The Dignity March aimed at ending sexual violence against women and children arrived here on Saturday, after covering Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, with the participation of survivors of rape and sexual violence from various states.

Initiated by Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan, along with several like-minded organisations, the march is a 65-day touring national event, which will witness survivors and other stakeholders travel 10,000 km in 200 districts of 24 states/UTs in India.

The March started from Mumbai on December 20 and would culminate in Delhi on February 22.

The aim of the March is to end the victim shaming of women and children, who are survivors of sexual violence and shift the social humiliation on to perpetrators and for other stakeholders, to create a healthy, non-judgmental and safe environment to support their voice, to fight on their behalf.

According to Ashif Shaikh, Convenor of Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan, "Dignity March is a response to what is happening around us. Legal provisions and law enforcement agency can only provide assistance to victims, who report their exploitation, but millions are afraid and embarrassed to even report their suffering.
''It is time to speak up, end victim shaming and shift the blame, by holding society and the state accountable towards punitive action against the perpetrator. Only when Indian society changes its behaviour towards victims of sexual violence from shaming them to supporting them, we will be able to end this and provide justice to those who have suffered.
''We would request each and every citizen of the nation to pledge support to this initiative and stand in solidarity with the survivors," said Mr Shaikh.
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