Thousands of Indians again took to the streets Saturday to demand a government crackdown on violence against women. That, after the women whose gang rape triggered days of protests across India died.
The latest rape cases involving foreign women in India have cast the country's record on sexual violence back into the spotlight. Violence against women is entrenched in Indian society. There are many reasons for this.
On his visit to India, German President Gauck has criticized violence against women and the situation of homosexuals in the South Asian country. Civil society activists say Germany’s support will help their struggle.
Despite stricter regulation on violence against women, public outrage over sexual crimes is still palpable in India. The stringent laws passed over the year haven't yet proved to be an active deterrent.
India's capital New Delhi is hosting the 10th Asian Women's Film Festival. This year's event offers female filmmakers a platform to showcase their works on sexual abuse, identity and empowerment.
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