Women shout back to 'eve-teasing'
Women shout back to 'eve-teasing'We look at how Indians are addressing sexual harassment.
Members of Bhartya Janta Party ( BJP) women wing hold an anti government protest condemning a recent act of alleged gang rape of a 23-year-old student on a city bus as they participate in a demonstration in New Delhi, India, 19 December 2012. EPA/HARISH TYAGI
There’s a phenomenon in India called ‘eve-teasing’, a term for when a man sexually harasses a woman in public. It’s all too common and makes daily life difficult for women. But it wasn’t until the gang-rape of a student last year that the treatment of women in India came into the spotlight. The Stream looks at what’s been done since, and whether attitudes have really changed. Join the conversation at 1930GMT.
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
Mallika Dutt @mallikadutt
President & CEO, Breakthrough
Co-founder, Shakti Vahini
Ranjana Kumari @ranjanakumari
Director, Centre for Social Research
Sakha Cabs for Women
Co-inventor, Society Harnessing Equipment
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