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Aftermath of a Gang Rape: Legislative Reforms and the Public Response  

Author:  Richa Sharma.

Source: Volume 07, Number 02, Fall 2014 , pp.103-111(9)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Ms. Sharma makes an indictment of governmental failure to respond to the horrific pattern of blatant sexual abuse of women throughout India—including the shocking gang rape and murder of a female physiotherapy student in Delhi. That incident sparked wave of public outrage and an in-depth published study, the Justice Verma report, eventuating in a watered-down bill that only modestly improved the lot of female survivors of sexual violence.

Keywords: Jyoti Singh; rape

Affiliations:  1: University of British Columbia.

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