Rape in South Asia

From Amnesty International’s blog “Human Rights Now”:

Throughout South Asia, women face rape at the hands of men who will almost certainly get away with it.  Rafia Zakaria, a columnist for Ms Magazine writes of one case in particular (worth clicking to read the whole article). […]

But this lack of justice for the victims of rape is not something that happens only in Pakistan.  Women in India and Bangladesh also face a criminal justice system stacked against them.  For example, Dalit women in India who are raped face a judicial system that weighs against he poor, unless it becomes a story in the media.  Let’s hope that the perpetrators of this rape will receive the punishment that they deserve for destroying the life of Magdalene Ashraf.


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