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Rape and Sexual Harassment in India


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Indian protesters hold candles while temporarily blocking a road during a rally in New Delhi on December 30, 2012, following the cremation of a gang rape victim.
Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images
Indian protesters hold candles while temporarily blocking a road during a rally in New Delhi on December 30, 2012, following the cremation of a gang rape victim.

Thousands of people have been taking to the streets in India to protest the brutal gang rape and subsequent death of a 23-year-old woman. The attack has highlighted conditions for Indian women, many of whom complain that rampant sexual harassment and even rape often go unpunished. We talk with a panel of local Indian-American women about the incident.

Host: Thuy Vu

Guests:

  • Sarah Khan, program director for Maitri, a Santa Clara-based non-profit helping South Asian survivors of domestic violence, cultural alienation and human trafficking
  • Shalini Nataraj, director of advocacy and partnerships for the Global Fund For Women
  • Sonia Faleiro, author of "Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars"

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