December 30, 2012

India's Appalling Record on Rape Needs to Change

Toronto Star, Toronto Star

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Something is terribly wrong with the way women are treated in India, the world's largest democracy. The horrific Dec. 16 gang rape of a 23-year-old student on a New Delhi bus has sparked massive protests and loud demands for reform. But it's far from the only example of abuse endured by women routinely denied full protection under India's defective criminal justice system.

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