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NEW - IAVA Issue Brief 5
Unheard and Uncounted: Violence against Women in India
, October 2015
Violence against women, and the reluctance of authorities to deal with it, present a serious challenge to Indian society, law enforcement, and judicial affairs. Numerous incidents involving group rapes and rape and murder—such as the Nirbhaya case in New Delhi in 2012—have captured national and international attention. While domestic violence and public intimidation are familiar to women across India, statistics remain scarce and unreliable. The fifth Issue Brief from the India Armed Violence Assessment discusses the prevalence of violence against women in India and the status of research to date.

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Crime in India 2014 Statistics, National Crime Records Bureau, July 2015

This principle reference introduces new sections on environment related offences, crimes against senior citizens, against transgender and against foreigners. Sections on cyber crime, human trafficking, kidnapping and crimes against women/children/SC/ST are expanded.

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