New Delhi: According to a new report, India has witnessed a surge in rape cases since 2001 and cruelty against married women has risen nearly 2.5 times.
The findings are part of the report on the ‘Status of Women in India’, released at the International Conference on Gender Equality at Trivandrum.
One’s own home, apparently, is the first sanctuary of violence against women, pointed out Pam Rajput, Chairperson of a high-level committee on the status of women in India, at the three-day conclave.
She also noted that India has one of the worst gender gaps in the world workforce participation, with only 25 per cent.
Quoting the findings of the top body Rajput said the HLC report was an attempt to recommend policy interventions based on contemporary assessment of women’s economic, legal, political and socio-cultural needs.
Recently a 34 year old women was allegedly gangraped by two security guards in Cubbon Park, Bengaluru. (ANI)