Support for New Delhi Sexual Assault Victim
Candlelight Vigil for New Delhi Sexual Assault Victim Jyoti Singh Pandey
Held at the Rahmah Muslin Women’s Centre, Calgary, AB.
Human history has revealed that globally, women and female children are subjected to health risks and life threatening consequences from the belief and practice of gender inequality and biases that globally prevent women and girls from fully realizing their rights to safety, reproductive health and equality.
Gender inequality encompasses a wide range of human rights violations, including sexual abuse of children, sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, trafficking of women and girls and several harmful traditional practices.
Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse is working towards ending sexual violence in our communities, as well as raising awareness of its impact locally, nationally and internationally.
Sexual violence is based in the abuse of power and control and is a significant part of the broader continuum of abuse, assault and violence. Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse is committed to prevention of sexual violence by raising awareness of the foundations and patterns of violence, the subtle and not-so-subtle forms of violence, and the behavioural, emotional and socio-economic consequences that sexual violence has on our communities and our society as a whole.
We address all forms of sexual abuse and sexual assault including child sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of children and youth, images of child sexual abuse and sexual assault of youth and adults. We are aware of the impact that sexual violence has on our communities and are committed to raising awareness of and reducing that impact
In support of a grassroots initiative to raise awareness of sexual assault against women locally, nationally and internationally CCASA has helped organize and support a community candlelight vigil to honour Jyoti Singh Pandey, the New Delhi woman who endured an unnecessary tragedy of being gang raped, beaten, physically disfigured and thrown from a bus naked because we live in a world that allows for women to be treated so unfairly.