The Heat discusses ‘femicide’ and the surge of violence against women

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The United Nations has said violence against women and girls worldwide exists at “alarmingly-high levels”. Meanwhile, a controversial documentary about a high-profile rape case in India has taken the global media by storm.

Violence against women and girls has reached alarmingly high levels according to the United Nations. At least one in three women have suffered attacks worldwide.

A documentary about the brutal gangrape and murder of a young women in India is making international headlines. The film, ‘India’s Daughter’ is currently banned in that country. It includes a powerful and detailed account of what happened that night from the jailed rapist himself. It’s a documentary that’s not only close to the hearts of many Indians, but has also struck a chord with people around the world.

CCTV America’s Shraysi Tandon filed this report.

The Heat discusses \'femicide\' and the surge of violence against women

The Heat discusses \'femicide\' and the surge of violence against women

A documentary about the brutal gangrape and murder of a young women in India is making international headlines. The film, 'India's Daughter' is currently banned in that country. It includes a powerful and detailed account of what happened that night from the jailed rapist himself. It's a documentary that's not only close to the hearts of many Indians, but has also struck a chord with people around the world. CCTV America's Shraysi Tandon filed this report.

The Heat interviewed the filmmaker Leslee Udwin for more on the documentary, ‘India’s Daughter’.

Filmmaker Leslee Udwin discusses story behind documentary, \'India\'s Daughter\'

Filmmaker Leslee Udwin discusses story behind documentary, \'India\'s Daughter\'

The Heat interviewed the filmmaker Leslee Udwin for more on the documentary, 'India's Daughter'.

What’s the situation really like for women in India, and could the western media’s coverage be blowing the issue out of proportion? The Heat interviewed feminist professor Ashwini Tambe at the University of Maryland for more on the issue.

Professor Ashwini Tambe discusses feminism in US and India

Professor Ashwini Tambe discusses feminism in US and India

What’s the situation really like for women in India, and could the western media’s coverage be blowing the issue out of proportion? The Heat interviewed feminist professor Ashwini Tambe at the University of Maryland for more on the issue.

According to an international organization dedicated to reporting crimes against women, six women are murdered in Mexico every day.  These crimes are called “femicides”, defined as ‘the killing of a woman’. For more on the issue, the Heat interviewed Andalusia Knoll, a journalist who has been covering the issue of “femicides” in her country.

Journalist Andalusia Knoll discusses increasing number \'femicides\' within Mexico

Journalist Andalusia Knoll discusses increasing number \'femicides\' within Mexico

According to an international organization dedicated to reporting crimes against women, six women are murdered in Mexico every day. These crimes are called “femicides", defined as ‘the killing of a woman’. For more on the issue, the Heat interviewed Andalusia Knoll, a journalist who has been covering the issue of “femicides” in her country.