The Heat: Rape crisis in India

The Heat

Rape crisis India

According to government figures, nearly 39,000 cases of rape were reported across India in 2016 up by about 12 percent from the year before.

Put another way, that’s an average of more than 100 reported cases every day. Protests erupted recently across the country after two children were raped prompting the government to take action.

CGTN’s Ravinder Bawa reports from Delhi.

Follow Ravinder Bawa on Twitter @ravsbaws

To discuss all of this:

  • Shruti Kapoor is a gender equality activist and social entrepreneur.
  • Sohini Bhattacharya is the CEO and President of Breakthrough India, an organization focusing on adolescent empowerment and domestic and sexual violence.
  • Priyali Sur is a documentary filmmaker and women’s rights activist. 
  • Karishma Asoodani is a broadcast journalist and a victim of sexual assault.

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