A School Bus, Shopping Mall And A 'Ladies Park': All Places Where Women Have Been Raped In India
The Debrief: The Rape in India Project have collected photographs of all the public spaces where sexual assaults have taken place in India to highlight the country's rape problem.
A school bus, a shopping mall, a 'ladies park' and a railway station, these are all safe public spaces, right? Sadly, not if you’re a woman living in India.
As a photography exhibition, which is currently showing in the capital, Delhi, shows, these are all locations where women have been raped in India.
This year the treatment of women in India, along with the number of rapes that occur in the country have hit the headlines partly thanks to Leslee Udwin’s documentary India’s Daughter.
The documentary, which was about the 30 days of protests following the gang rape and murder of Jyoti Singh, a 23-year-old medical student on a bus in Delhi in 2012, was actually banned by Indian politicians. Demonstrating the difficulties that people who want to highlight this problem have faced.
The Rape in India Project, a crowd-sourced platform, has gathered photos from across the country which documents the locations and spaces were sexual assaults have taken place. Their aim is to demonstrate the shocking frequency of sexual assault in India and make a stand against the injustice of it.
According to the most recent statistics from the National Crime Records Bureau, every day 93 women are raped in India. And, while the number of reported rapes has gradually increased and reached an all time high, the Rape in India Project notes that many still go unreported. They say that by collecting images of the locations where these rapes are taking place they can show the ‘story of how rape touches every community, every class’.
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