THE PROBLEM

Official figures show that the number of reported crimes against women have been and are continuously rising since 2009. In 2015 alone, the National Criminal Records Bureau counted almost 3,30,000 crimes against women across India.

It’s widely believed that these numbers may be underestimates, because of widespread under-reporting due to survivors facing issues of security, social stigma and fear of retaliation.

OUR MISSION
1
Challenge stigma & discrimination against survivors of sexual violence

Through on-ground and online campaigns, collaborations with citizen groups, workshops & interactions with different communities.

2
Create enabling & non-judgmental models of reporting sexual violence

Through collaboration with State and non-State authorities, advocacy with state governments, involvement of those who work directly with survivors.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

IS A GLOBAL MOVEMENT OF OVER 7 MILLION PEOPLE COMMITTED TO DEFENDING THOSE WHO ARE DENIED JUSTICE OR FREEDOM.

With over 65,000 members, Amnesty International India is committed to campaigning and action to improve human rights standards enshrined in the Indian Constitution and International Law.

We investigate and expose human rights abuses in India, mobilize people to stand up for freedom and equality, and work with schools to create a safer and more just society.

READY TO REPORT

IS A CAMPAIGN TO ENSURE THAT WOMEN WHO CHOOSE TO REPORT SEXUAL VIOLENCE CAN DO SO SAFELY AND WITHOUT FACING PREJUDICE.

There are many barriers to reporting sexual violence: from discrimination from communities to a slow functioning criminal justice system. Women survivors often aren’t aware of and may not have the support they need to access justice.

Through the Ready to Report campaign, Amnesty International India is calling for an enabling environment for reporting sexual violence through working with survivors of sexual violence, government authorities and local communities.