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Challenges Remain in the Prevention of Sexual Violence in India

The Mathura rape case of 1972, where a young tribal girl was raped by two uniformed police officials in Maharashtra, was a watershed moment in India’s rape laws that shook the country and initiated the first changes in India’s archaic rape laws.  Forty years later, the brutal Nirbhaya case of 2012 jolted the nation out of its stupor.  The case led to reforms in the rape laws in the country, redefined rape, brought in stringent punishment and introduced death penalties for repeat rape offenders. Yet on the ground, little seems to have changed for the girls and women in India. The latest crime figures against women tell a different story. There has been a 15% increase in cases of crime against women in 2021 from the previous year, according to the latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data released in August 2022.

Women: The Real Architect of our Society

According to the most recent report by the United Nations, “Women and girls comprise half of the world’s population and, as a result, also half of its potential.” As a result, the development of any nation is directly proportional to the development of the women and girls living in that nation. Women were valued by society in ancient Indian culture, and society at the time considered women to be Janani, which means mother and worshipped women as Devi, which means goddess. 

What does The Union Budget of India (2023-24) offer to address Gender Equality Concerns?

The Union budget of India (2023-24) marked by ‘Growth, Green, Digital’ has been seriously debated over last 10 days after its presentation in the Parliament of India on 1-2-2023. The mainstream media has applauded ‘fiscal prudence’, massive investment infrastructure, cutting of fiscal subsidies, policy of disinvestment from public sector enterprises and tax cuts for ‘hard working’ middle class

The Need to Prioritise Women-Centric Reforms

IMPRI Gender Impact Studies Center (GISC), IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi hosted an interactive panel discussion on the topic “Gender and Union Budget 2023-24” on 5 February 2023 under the IMPRI 3rd Annual Series of Thematic Deliberations and Analysis of Union Budget 2023-24, as part of its series The State of Gender Equality – #GenderGaps.