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Encouraging victims to report such crimes is a crucial first step, both in understanding the magnitude of the problem, and in ensuring justice. The study shows the key role that local women representatives can play in facilitating this process. Photo: CWGL / Flickr (CC 3.0)

India: Women’s reservation boosts reporting of crimes

By Sun, Oct 02, 2011 8:17PM UTC Comments Off Encouraging victims to report such crimes is a crucial first step, both in understanding the magnitude of the problem, and in ensuring justice. The study shows the key role that local women representatives can play in facilitating this process. Photo: CWGL / Flickr (CC 3.0)

Reported violence against Indian women is on the rise, but not for the reasons you might think. A recent study argues that this increase reflects growing willingness to report violence against women, rather than an increase in the incidence of crime. There’s a reason for this too: more women are involved in Indian politics than...

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