Thu Feb 7, 2013, 02:14 AM
alp227 (29,581 posts)
India child sex victims 'humiliated' - Human Rights Watch
Child victims of sexual abuse in India are often mistreated and humiliated by police, says the US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a new report.
The report says sexual abuse is "disturbingly common" in Indian homes, schools and care homes.
Reports say more than 7,200 children, including infants, are raped every year in India. Child rights activists believe many more cases go unreported.
The 82-page report - Breaking the Silence: Child Sexual Abuse in India - was released in the Indian capital, Delhi, on Thursday morning.
"Children who bravely complain of sexual abuse are often dismissed or ignored by the police, medical staff, and other authorities," said Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director of HRW.
Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-21352102
That kind of judicial climate enables those like the rape crew who rape/murdered that woman on the bus.
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Response to alp227 (Original post)
Thu Feb 7, 2013, 02:43 AM
DreamGypsy (2,225 posts)
1. Breaking the Silence. The full report is available...
...here (pdf): Breaking the Silence
An earlier report, Study on Child Abuse India 2007 was discussed in this BBC article http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6539027.stmhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6539027.stm
Commissioned by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, the study says 53% of the surveyed children reported one or more forms of sexual abuse.
Describing the findings of the study as "disturbing", Ms Chowdhury called for an end to the "conspiracy of silence".
Dr Kacker said a disturbing finding of the study had been that 70% had not reported the abuse to anyone.
In India, parents are often reluctant to admit child abuse and sexual abuse of children involving family members is almost always hushed up.
Perhaps that is why - as the study shows - more than 50% of the young adults surveyed wanted the matter of abuse to remain within the family.
Only 17% of the abused young adults wanted harsh punishment for the abusers.
India is home to almost 19% of the world's children. More than one-third of the country's population - 440m people - is made up of children below 18 years of age.
Response to alp227 (Original post)
Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:42 AM
WCLinolVir (951 posts)
3. This really makes me angry.
It is the systematic torture and abuse of women to make them second class citizens. Who benefits?? All of that judicial disbelief is just a means to keep women powerless. It is intentional. They just don't have a formal organized effort. They don't have to. They do not treat women systematically like that out of ignorance. Just like racist and sexist policies here in the states, that are intentional and coordinated.
Response to WCLinolVir (Reply #3)
Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:25 PM
hue (4,948 posts)
4. Great synopsis! This goes on in almost every institution/organization...
in every country in the world: from the police, judiciary system, organized religions such as the Catholic church (and incorporated into every religion), corporations--which sometimes use a "token CEO who does not really have much leverage--the stock market etc. etc. etc.
It's all about male dominance and women submission to actual slavery. Even today studies show that for married couples the female still does most of the house work & cooking. Look at the nursing profession. Male RNs last perhaps 1 or 2 years working as staff nurses and then move into management. More women are becoming MDs these days but more males are not becoming or remaining as nurses.
Response to hue (Reply #4)
Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:26 PM
duhneece (2,363 posts)
5. I am part of 'One Billion Rising'
About One Billion Rising
ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.*
ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY
ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION
On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 14 February 2013, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders.
What does ONE BILLION look like? On 14 February 2013, it will look like a REVOLUTION.
ONE BILLION RISING IS:
A global strike
An invitation to dance
A call to men and women to refuse to participate in the status quo until rape and rape culture ends
An act of solidarity, demonstrating to women the commonality of their struggles and their power in numbers
A refusal to accept violence against women and girls as a given
A new time and a new way of being