Access to Justice for Women: India's Response to Sexual Violence in Conflict and Social Upheaval
62 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2016
Date Written: October 15, 2015
This report examines emblematic case examples from conflict zones and incidents of mass violence to understand how the Indian State responds to sexual violence against women and girls in these contexts. The goal of the report is to analyze the efforts of women victims of sexual violence and their allies to access justice and to identify emblematic ways the Indian legal system succeeded or failed to provide effective redress. The report offers recommendation for policy and legal reform.
Note: This report is co-edited by Roxanna Altholz, UC Berkeley Law; Angana P. Chatterji, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business; Laurel E. Fletcher, UC Berkeley Law; and Mallika Kaur, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business.
Keywords: Sexual violence, India, women's human rights
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation