In India millions of women's lives are negatively impacted by sexual violence. Gender and caste discrimination combine to make marginalized women most likely to be affected by sexual violence. The criminal justice system struggles to both try and convict perpetrators. Practices that are most effective at changing attitudes towards gender norms (thus decreasing sexual violence) target both genders, with a particular focus on males. Effective victim support provides ways for victims to reassume valuable, contributing roles in their community.
The UN has officially stated that female genital cutting violates basic human rights. However, many communities continue to practice female genital cutting for social and cultural reasons.
Evie Friedbaum, Chloe Jensen