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SEXUAL AGGRESSION AGAINST WOMEN

IN INDIA

MEMBER NAME

ROLL NO.

Hirak
Chakrabortry

140101066

Sayan
Chakraborty

140103149

Saswata Biswas

140101149

A Brief History
Bill to amend rape law finally
tabled in Lok Sabha

Tribal girl raped by police in


Maharashtra

Rape of activist from Kashtakari


Sangathana

Bill to amend rape law finally


tabled in Lok Sabha

Rape of Rameeza Bee in


Hyderabad

Expansion of provision of
rape;
Gang rape & custodial rape
clauses

Custodial rape & death due


to violence in Hyderabad

70s

Vishakha Judgement
Sexual harassment in the
workplace
Sexual assault on Bhanwari Devi

for challenging caste authority

90s

80s

2010 onwards
Nirbhaya Case:
Sexual assault in a bus
in Delhi
Uber Taxi rape case

00s

Tehelka Sexual
Harrasment Case

Muzzafarnagar
Case:
Rape/Adultery?

Director General of
Police K.P.S. Gill
sexual harassment
conviction

#HokKolorob:
Jadavpur University
protests

Protection of
Women Against
Domestic Violence
Act, 2006

Khairlanji Massacre:
Dalit women paraded
naked

Release of Nirbhaya documentary film

Mangalore pub attack ; Pink Chaddi


campaign

What is Sexual Aggression?


DEFINITION
Potentially violent behavior focused on satisfying sexual drives, regardless
of desire for participation of the partner

Effects
Physical Damage:
unwanted
pregnancy/sexually
transmitted diseases

Hinders the participation of


women in society

Mental Damage:
Post traumatic stress
disorder
Depression

Reasons
Traditionally Patriarchal
Family Structure

WHY?

Acceptance of domestic
violence

Few Convictions

A lack of public safety

Sluggish Court System

Blaming provocative
clothing

Encouraging victims to
compromise

Few female police

Stigmatizing the victim

Gender Powered
Inequalities
Eg: Dowries

Others

Laws

Committees

Measures taken by the Former Government

Justice J.S. Verma Committee


Usha Mehra Commission

Vishakha Judgement

Anti Rape Law

Provisions

Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act,


2012

Fast Track Courts & Special


Courts
Database

Free Legal
Aid

One Stop Center for Rape


Complainant
Helpline

Corporate Measures

Corporate Measures (Contd.)


HR Policies
Flexible work hours for women
High & Medium alert places avoided for
field sales job
Addressing any report of harassment at an
early stage

Night Cab Service


Mandatory GPS tracking of Cabs
Mandatory reporting after each
arrival with locations
Official helpline numbers

In Office
Development
CCTV cameras ,lights, security
guards, monitoring any doubtful
activities
Providing GPS trackers in purse,
monitoring the unique id no.
(Microsoft)

NDA Government Initiatives

National Task
Force

Nirbhaya
Centers
640
districts

477 Cr INR
24*7 Service

660 Centers

Representatives
Model

Others
Beti Bachao Beti
Padhao
Abolition of Love Jihad

Budget Allocation
of 200 Cr INR

Reservation for
Women in the
Police Dept
Wada na Todo Abhiyan

NGO-s taking responsibilities

Taking care of rape victims

Giving shelter to rape victims

Rehabilitation programs for teenagers


commit rapes

Providing psychological
support

Educating women to fight against marital


rapes

Fighting for them by hiring


lawyers

Providing health benefits


Ensuring social acceptance for rape
victims

Fights for women legally and socially

Recommendations/Action Plan
EDUCATION

LAWS

Promote gender equality in


schools

Revise marriage laws that are


institutionally biased against
women

More educational programs


in media

Promote women with more


access to legal representation

Include sexual education in


school curriculum

SOCIETY

Inclusion of marital rape in


laws

Social campaigns for


awareness
Educating police force
Increased societal security
protocols

EDUCATE

EXECUTE

EVOLVE