For times immemorial, women have been a target for crime all over the world. The reason may be personal or merely because they are of the female gender. Recent estimates suggest that approximately 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from their partners, or non-partner sexual violence – just a few of the highly prevalent forms of violence. Women and girls face violence at home, in school, on the street, at work, on public transportation and online.
Crime against women has been a bane of India's developmental efforts. With arcane customs like sex being a taboo in India, Sati, and Dowry, and the overall lower status of women further exacerbates these crimes.
Delhi Judicial Services
Secretary, DLSA (North West)