- Sexual abuse and gang rapes are not uncommon in India.
- When a student died in New Delhi in 2012 after a gang rape, there were major protests and laws were tightened.
- Activists point out that the police does not apply the laws and often do not take the victims seriously.
- Existing laws and regulations are too flimsy, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.
- Survivors of sexual assault are still stigmatized
- The number of reports of sexual offenses has risen from 24,923 in 2012 to 34,651 in 2015.