Violence against Women | Rape in India

Why so Many Rapes? Sexual Violence against Women in India


Author: Anindita Datta, author is Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics.

Issue: Women and Work 

Date: 1st July, 2018



Statistics show that one rape occurs almost every twenty minutes in India. Despite stringent legislation and amendment to rape laws why are such crimes on an increase? Understanding the link between everyday violence and violent crimes such as rape is imperative. Interventions need to be two pronged and address both to be effective.


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