While India has made tremendous economic and social progress in the past 20 years, it's a shame that the country is world-renowned as the fourth most dangerous place on the planet for women. Nothing seems to deter crime against women in India. There are around two million women reported missing every year, over 12 million female foeticides reported over three decades, countless unreported rape and even if reported, conviction rate is about 22%.A recent report by UNICEF showed an overwhelming 57% of adolescent Indian boys think wife beating is justified. Indian women have been suffering in silence and not receiving any justice for a very long time.
A legal panel, set-up after the brutal gang-rape of a 23-year-old student in New Delhi, submitted a report to the Government on 23rd Jan. Reading the “introduction” of this report is highly recommended (link provided in the petition letter).
This is a noble attempt to continue the fight and persuade every citizen in India and around the globe to take responsibility. Let us join hands and show our support to fight this evil. As citizens of the world all we need is compassion towards fellow human being, no matter where you are, who you are, if you strongly believe that crime against women is unacceptable, please sign this petition.
Finally, each one of us has responsibility and a role to play. This also gives us a chance to take the following oath, “From today I will not stand by and remain silent against injustice towards women”