The UN had earlier announced that 25th of every month will be observed as 'Orange Day' while the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women will be observed on November 25, which will also mark the start of 16 days activism going on till December 10 which is recognised as International Human Rights Day.
Speaking at the event, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan emphasised the need of women's empowerment in order to put an end to violence against them.
"Violence against woman is disliked and condemned worldwide. Ending discrimination against woman and empowering them should be given importance in India", Sumitra Mahajan said.
The event addressed issues like harassment of women, dowry, acid attacks, stalking, child marriage, sexual harassment at work place, physical violence as well as need for compulsory education for girl child.