The Madhya Pradesh government must ensure an independent and impartial investigation into the alleged gang-rape and sexual assault of four Adivasi women by police personnel in Dhar, Madhya Pradesh, in January, said Amnesty International India today. Allegations of looting by police must also be investigated.
In July, Amnesty International India made a submission to the Women & Child Development Ministri that calls for the new National Policy for Women to direct the revision, as well as the stronger enforcement, of laws related to violence against women. Key areas of concern include high rates of under-reporting of sexual violence, violence against women from disadvantaged groups, violence by security personnel, and discriminatory provisions in the law.
As part of this collaboration, The Ladies Finger, an online women’s magazine invited women to share their stories of reporting sexual violence to the police. The series brought together voices of women from different walks of life, consistently highlighting the stigma and biases they face from authorities.
As part of this collaboration, Terribly Tiny Tales invited contributors to create 140-character tales, to start a discussion about why or why women don't report many forms of sexual violence, especially to the police.