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Sigur Center Asia Report, Issue 20: Examining Violence Against Women in India: Changes, Challenges, and Futures Open Access

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The Delhi gang-rape and subsequent death of medical student Jyoti Singh Pandey in December 2012 sparked an unprecedented discussion on violence against women in India. While sexual violence against women is a long-standing issue in India, relentless media coverage of this particular incident has elevated the conversation to both the national and international level. At a discussion on “Examining Violence Against Women in India: Changes, Challenges and Futures” convened by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies’ Rising Powers Initiative on April 12, 2013, panelists outlined the sociocultural and economic factors perpetuating sexual violence in India and highlighted opportunities for moving forward on the issue.

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