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What You Need To Know About Chronic Sexual Violence In India from The Huffington Post, 01/15/2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

In India, rape is as much a social problem as it’s criminal. It’s a subject still shrouded in shame and stigma in a country governed by traditional patriarchy — which means women who have suffered sexual assault still hesitate to report it to the police for fear of backlash and social ostracism.

If it seems that there is a sudden spurt in rape cases in India it does not necessarily mean that the actual numbers of rapes have gone up drastically — it means more cases are being reported and highlighted.

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