Thursday, 14 February 2013

One Billion Rising

The campaign group One Billion Rising has chosen Valentine's Day to hold protests in India over the country's appalling treatment of women. The campaign is calling for one billion people around the world to rise up against gender-based crimes. Anoushka Shankar, the sitar-playing daughter of Ravi Shankar, supports the movement and has revealed that "As a child I suffered sexual and emotional abuse for several years at the hands of a man my parents trusted implicitly" (CLICK). The gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old student on a New Delhi bus caused outrage across India and around the world (CLICK).


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