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A spate of recent incidents  has earned Delhi the title of ‘Rape Capital’ of the nation.

A spate of recent incidents  has earned Delhi the title of ‘Rape Capital’ of the nation. Sexual assaults shockingly involving minors, pleads law is not enough, implores  for more viable solutions to help and ensure women’s safety. Government think-tanks and people are working together with NGOs, Women’s groups and Human Rights groups towards this. Interestingly, a group of Engineering students from Chennai have turned up with a novel solution. They have designed a lingerie that gives electric shocks to the attacker. Read about this desperate measure in desperate times or watch the video.


Changing the law is not enough, society per se needs to change its mind set for a long lasting solution. One such step taken by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is worth mentioning. CISF declared 2013 as ‘the year of  safety and security of women’. CISF organised a gender-sensitivity workshop with discussions on “Gender sensitization – challenges ahead and the mechanism to cope with them”, and “Dealing with sexual harassment at the workplace”. Very rightly Mamta Sharma, Chairperson, national Commission for Women (NCW)  in her address urged the necessity of such workshops be conducted at school and college levels. 

                                             Cure India’s Rape Epidemic: Avaaz

Rape is the fastest growing crime in India. Avaaz activists in India drove a symbolic pink bus through New Delhi to demand a mass public education campaign to cure India’s rape epidemic

Source: NDTV, Indian Express, Tehelka, Avaaz, You Tube

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