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India: Women's reservation boosts reporting of crimes

India: Women’s reservation boosts reporting of crimes

By Sun, Oct 02, 2011 8:17PM UTC Comments Off India: Women's reservation boosts reporting of crimes

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...