Sexual harassment and violence in India

Vithika Yadav talking about sexual violence towards women in India, anything from sexual harassment up to and including gang rape.

Vithika Yadav was first sexually harassed when her breasts were pinched. She was 12 years old.

An Indian woman has to be on her guard every moment she is in a public place. But it is not only in public places, women and girls are not safe in the family home either.

One woman is raped or gang raped in India every twenty minutes (and that is only the reported rapes).

Rapists are serving in the Indian parliament.

In the Asia-Pacific rim, one in four men admit to rape, they see it as an entitlement, for sexual gratification and punishment.

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2 Responses to “Sexual harassment and violence in India”

  1. keithpp Says:

    The men charged with the Delhi gang rape of last year have been found guilty and sentenced to death.

    Those baying for blood, are little better than the rapists. It will not make women safer.

    Women will be safer, when the attitude of men towards women changes, when police take rape seriously, when the detection rate increases, when the conviction rate increases.

    Executing the rapists will not make either the streets or the home any safer for women.

  2. keithpp Says:

    India’s code of silence over sexual abuse
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24081841

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