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crime against women in india

  1. 1.  The number of crimes against women reported in the city has more than doubled from 2012 to 2013, according to data from the Mumbai police.  According to statistics, the number of cases registered in the city in the first seven months of this year was 129% higher than the same period last year.  Till July 2013, 1,723 cases of crimes against women had been recorded, from the start of the year, as against 753 such offences between January and July last year. INTRODUCTION
  2. 2. Acid Throwing In India, acid attacks on women who dared to refuse a man's proposal of marriage or asked for a divorce are a form of revenge.  Acid is cheap, easily available, and the quickest way to destroy a woman's life. The number of acid attacks have been rising. Child marriage  Child Marriage has been traditionally prevalent in India and continues to this day. Historically, child brides would live with their parents until they reached puberty. According to UNICEF’s “State of the World’s Children-2009” report, 47% of India's women aged 20–24 were married before the legal age of 18, rising to 56% in rural areas.
  3. 3.  Domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, battering, family violence, dating abuse, and intimate partner violence (IPV). The number of incidents of domestic violence is higher among the lower Socio- Economic Classes (SECs). The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 came into force on 26 October 2006. Domestic violence In 1961, the Government of India passed the Dowry Prohibition Act , making dowry demands in wedding arrangements illegal. In 1985, the Dowry Prohibition (maintenance of lists of presents to the bride and bridegroom) Rules were framed. According to these rules, a signed list should be maintained of presents given at the time of the marriage to the bride and the bridegroom. A 1997 report claimed that each year at least 5,000 women in India die dowry-related deaths. Dowry
  4. 4. Rape 0 5000 10000 15000 20000 25000 30000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 REPORTED CASES OF RAPE IN INDIA  Rape in India has been described by Radha Kumar as one of India's most common crimes against women and by the UN’s human-rights chief as a “national problem”.  In the 1980s, women's rights groups lobbied for marital rape to be declared unlawful, as until 1983, the criminal law (amendment) act stated that "sexual intercourse by a man with his own wife, the wife not being under fifteen years of age is not rape".  According to the National Crime Records Bureau, 24,206 rape cases were registered in India in 2011, although experts agree that the cases of unreported sexual assault is higher.
  5. 5. Female foeticide Female foeticide is the act of aborting a foetus becau se it is female. It is estimated that more than 10 million female foetuses have been illegally aborted in India.  Researchers for the Lancet journal based in Canada and India stated that 500,000 girls were being lost annually through sex-selective abortions. 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 1981199120012011 MALE / 100 FEMALES MALE / 100 FEMALES SEX RATIO IN INDIA
  6. 6. 1.Do you feel that crimes against women are Increasing Decreasing Same INCREASIN G DECREASI NG SAME 69% 17% 14% 2.If you feel that they are increasing, what is the main reason? A. No fear of the law B. Women are being increasingly viewed as sex objects C. Women dressing in skimpy clothes D. Easy access to pornography E. Lack of police patrolling on the streets SharING experiences about crime against women A B C D E 15% 09% 29% 13% 34%
  7. 7. 3.What should be the punishment for rape? A. Death penalty B. Life term C. Chemical castration 67% 3% 30% A B C 4.Which of these steps will be most effective in curbing crimes against women? A. Harsher punishment B. Fast-track courts C. Better patrolling D. Better parenting with sons being taught to respect women? 33% 39% 17% 11% A B C D
  8. 8. 5. If you are a woman, have you ever experienced the following A. Lewd comments/songs from a group of men B. Groping C. Stalking D. Molestation 55% 20% 13% 12% A B C D 6. If yes, did people around you try to help? A. Yes B. No 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 NO YES NO YES
  9. 9. 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 Series 1 Series 1 7. If yes, did you register a police complaint A. Yes B. No 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 YES NO YES NO 8. If not why not? A. Afraid of public humiliation B. Didn’t think it would serve purpose. C. Was afraid of confronting perpetrators 50% 33% 17% A B C