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Why Rape And Sexual Violence Continue

Written by Rezwan On 5 January 2014 @ 23:47 pm | 2 Comments

In Citizen Media, Digital Activism, English, Human Rights, India, Protest, Quick Reads, South Asia, Technology, Video, Women & Gender

“I will not forget what happened today, one year ago”

This video [1] was released by Video Volunteers [2] on December 16, 2013 to commemorate Nirbhaya, who died in the 2012 Delhi gang rape incident [3]. The incident was the only conviction of 706 reported cases of rape in Delhi that year. Statistics indicate that in India a woman is still raped every 22 minutes. The conviction rate for rape stands at an abysmal 25%.

This video provokes interesting discussions on the reasons why rape and sexual violence continue.


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[1] This video: http://www.videovolunteers.org/nirbhaya/

[2] Video Volunteers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_volunteers

[3] 2012 Delhi gang rape incident: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nirbhaya

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