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#India – 10 Questions The Government Needs To Answer On #Womenrights

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Why no new measures for womens’ safety discussed after December 16 are in place yet – like better street lighting in cities, promptness at police stations and hospitals, proper patrolling of city streets at night

2

Why no action was taken against the Chairperson of the National Commission for Women Mamta Sharma despite statements from her like the one reported inTehelka, March 31, 2012

3

Why the 1000 crore Nirbhaya fund announced in the union budget in March 2013 remains unspent, with no proposals sent in by the Ministry of Women and Child Development to date

4

Why compensation promised by state governments to  victims most often doesn’t reach them

5

Why sensitisation programmes and training for the police across the country in handling  cases hasn’t been prioritised urgently

6

Why free and immediate legal aid to  victims required in most cases has not materialised

7

Why the government still looks to womens’ groups for training in gender sensitisation, as if  is a womens’ only issue

8

Why our   have not been amended to include marital  that statistically is shown to account for over 90% of rapes in India and why our Parliamentarians refused to add this amendment when the Verma commission had strongly suggested it

9

Why the countless rapes of girls in slums and rural areas don’t shock the nation

10

Why safer means of transport for women are not provided by the state and why companies that employ women don’t provide for safe transport for them after dark

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