A rape take place every 20 minutes in India. Statistics show that the number of rapes has risen steadily. But only 10% of all rapes get reported and just 24% of these cases see convictions. Why is this?
Survivors of rape tell us that fighting a rape case can feel like being subjected to assault over again. The authorities routinely disbelieve and humiliate them; they are represented insensitively in the media; and their recovery is not prioritized. Besides, a large part of society continues to blame the survivor, not the rapist.
All this discourages many survivors of rape from reporting the incident. As a result, rapists escape the law and many repeat their crimes. The balance of power gets tipped in their favour. But we, the members of society, far outnumber the rapists. What stops us from supporting the survivor’s fight for justice?
On this website, we provide you with information that you can use to empower yourself and survivors of rape and sexual assault. Show survivors that they are not alone because you are with them.