Every twenty minutes, the Indian»National Crime Records Bureau», is raped in India, a woman. And this is only the official number. Just a new case shocked the country: In Mumbai, was a young photographer by several men sexually abused. Why violence against women is on the subcontinent is such a rampant Problem, in the»world language»with Theresa. She directs the program for gender comparisons at the Institute for Southeast Asian studies in Singapore. Theresa: The most parts of India are Patriarchal societies. There are also other types of violence against women: infanticide of female infants, parents who deny their daughters the food or medical care. You know, when you invest in a girl, you have no Benefit from it. You’re giving away a girl to the wedding. But with a boy you get a woman into the house, plus her dowry. In each company invested in the children. In India, it is but little sensible to do with daughters. For this reason alone, the girls from the beginning are of less value. This has a major impact on how people perceive women and men. Clearly are Women here is a kind of commodity.

This»objectification»of girls happens so often that it has become a part of the General understanding in India. In other countries, women are respected, although there are everywhere, domestic violence, and more. Bilateral societies where women also contribute to the livelihood. In Thailand, for example, if a man wants Sex, he goes to a prostitute.

In India, he takes it easily

There are exceptions, for example, in the state of Kerala. There are hardly illiterate, there is a Communist government, a private custom legal forms and matrilineal society. There are women more than in the Rest of the country, and have more to say. The world: India sees itself as a modernised, progressive country. How does this fit in: Yes, Yes, it is modern, it is the largest democracy in the world, but what does that mean. At the end of the day, you have it here with culture and Tradition to do. Thus, how people think and how they view the world. And in this world view, women have nothing to say. You are there to have sex, as a»vessel»for the baby. It’s just your body, not your personality. In Southeast Asia, for example, there is more respect for women than in India. The world: But there are some very powerful women in India, such as, for example, the Head of the ruling Congress party Sonia Gandhi: Na and. These women are in politics because their fathers, their brothers or uncles who were and they were able to represent Only the powerful family. It means that you have Power as a woman, there are a few families: in addition to the cultural backgrounds that enable these crimes, there are also structural causes. There is still no decent rape law. And then the question remains: Can it be implemented. I want to give any excuses, but India is huge country.

There are a lot of corruption

A rape is shown, for example, but the police do nothing because the offender is a Minister or the son of the mayor. Add to this that such a law of demonising the men. And since in India those who make the laws and implement them, even men are, hesitate. The world: What do the women themselves to protect themselves. And what else needs to happen to improve their situation: they go on the road, you demonstrate. The women’s movement is stronger, and that is exactly what you need to do the Indian women. And there must be international pressure. International organizations need to switch on, and these movements support.»UN Women», for example. But it continues, to the education system. The idea that rape is a crime that must be worn until the last villages

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