The Indian women are fighting a battle American women have fought for decades. We finally have better laws and more protection but there is so much more to be done. We need to support women all over the world in the fight against sexual violence. Empower yourselves and in turn empower others. All women can protect themselves with the right training and it doesn’t involve a gun. Yes, Ladies, we can!!!!


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New Delhi, December 2012 

On December 16, a 23-year-old woman returning home with her boyfriend after seeing a movie, was brutally assaulted in a moving bus in New Delhi by seven men.  She was gang-raped and physically assaulted for over an hour with an iron rod.  She’s currently battling for her life in a hospital in the country’s capital.  Her intestines were badly ruptured in addition to a number of other injuries, and she has undergone numerous surgeries already.

This however is not an isolated incidence, and it is not limited to this city.  Rape and other forms of sexual assault against women and girls have reached epidemic proportions in India.  Rape is fastest growing crime in India has seen an increase of 871%

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