I realized that the India I’ve returned to is different from the one I’d left with regard to its tolerance for violence against women.
Kidnap and Rape of American Student in Brazil Harkens Back to Delhi Case
An American woman was gang-raped on a bus in Brazil while her male companion was beaten. Two Brazilian women have since come out with news that they too were victims of this terrible crime. http://ow.ly/jJKYY
Tomorrow at 10 a.m. EST our #WorldGender panel will discuss the state of women’s safety after the Delhi rape in December.
Do you have a question for any of our panelists? Leave it below.
The world of taxi drivers is dominated by men. But there is one small cab company in Delhi, where all the drivers and passengers are female. Women’s safety is a hot topic in India at the moment, so it’s proving a very popular service.
Women’s demands in India for safety from sexual violence have echoed across many parts of the world. Canada, the UK, the US and parts of South Asia have all seen protests.
Have you seen movements for women’s rights growing where you are? Share your photos and stories about the people who are fighting violence against women on our “World Gender” page.
The rape and murder of a young woman in India has provoked protests and promises of legislation. But here in the United States, it’s also stirring a broader discussion of Indian society and of a woman’s place within it.
That’s especially so among Indian immigrants and their children.
Many women in the Indian capital New Delhi say they are frequently groped & harassed on public transportation. The BBC spoke with two women at a protest who described their experiences. http://ow.ly/gyqIF
Where in the world have you felt most or least safe as a woman?
- And if you're male: tell us what you've seen and what you're thinking.
Charges Filed in India Rape Case
ndian authorities filed rape and murder charges Thursday against five men accused of gang rape of a 23-year-old university student.
A sixth suspect will not be charged until medical tests to determine his age are completed.
The trial will be held in a fast-track court, with hearing beginning as early as this weekend.
Reporter Andrew North talks with a rape survivor tho talks about the challenges facing women in India.
Marco Werman speaks with Nita Bhalla, South Asia correspondent for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, about a recent poll that places India last among the G20 countries in the list of best and worst places to be a woman in the world’s biggest economies.
Bhalla says that much of the problem relates to India being such a young nation.
Source: theworld.org / The World