Project MonMa in India

Violence against women in India is an endemic problem.

According to Renuka Chowdhury, the junior minister for women and child development, around 70% of women in India are victims of domestic violence. The National Crime Records Bureau has revealed that a crime against a woman is committed every three minutes, a woman is raped every 29 minutes, a dowry death occurs every 77 minutes and an act of violence by either the husband of a relative occurs every nine minutes.

However the majority of crimes against women go unreported due to stigma and lack of protection from the police, despite the fact women in India are legally protected from domestic abuse under the Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 and other women friendly laws such as the Dowry Prohibition Act 1961.

 

 

Sexual harassment or what is known as eve-teasing, is an Indian English term for sexual harassment, is one of the most common crimes committed against women and may include bullying or coercion of a sexual nature or the unwelcome or inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange for sexual favours.

Project Monma conducted a study to explore how women in India and foreign women who have travelled to India have experienced sexual violence and discrimination in India in accordance with their own definitions. We asked women what they consider to be violence, harassment and discrimination and aimed to understand how women from different backgrounds experience sexual harassment and to what extent it affects their day to day lives. We chose participants based on the fact that they are either from India or are have travelled to India.

 

 

 

Project MonMa in India

Violence against women in India is an endemic problem. According to Renuka Chowdhury, the junior minister for women and child development, around 70% of women in India are victims of domestic violence. The National Crime Records Bureau has revealed that a crime against a woman is committed every three minutes, a woman is raped every 29 minutes, a dowry death occurs every 77 minutes and an act of violence by either the husband of a relative occurs every nine minutes.

However the majority of crimes against women go unreported due to stigma and lack of protection from the police, despite the fact women in India are legally protected from domestic abuse under the Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 and other women friendly laws such as the Dowry Prohibition Act 1961.

Sexual harassment or what is known as eve-teasing, is an Indian English term for sexual harassment, is one of the most common crimes committed against women and may include bullying or coercion of a sexual nature or the unwelcome or inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange for sexual favours.

Project Monma conducted a study to explore how women in India and foreign women who have travelled to India have experienced sexual violence and discrimination in India in accordance with their own definitions. We asked women what they consider to be violence, harassment and discrimination and aimed to understand how women from different backgrounds experience sexual harassment and to what extent it affects their day to day lives. We chose participants based on the fact that they are either from India or are have travelled to India.

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