The public consultation period has just hours left — let’s make sure the Verma Commission comes up with real solutions to end rape impunity — click below to send a message now:
A crime against women is reported every 2 minutes somewhere in India, and three quarters of rape cases end with no convictions. To get to the root of the problem, we must combine changes to the legal system so more cases are convicted and break the attitudes that make rape justified in the first place.
The Verma Commission has been established to “examine the present laws to protect the safety and dignity of women.” A special session of Parliament may be convened later this month to consider it’s findings. It’s our best chance for years to change laws and attitudes among politicians, the police, lawyers, and society in general.
We have just hours left to influence the official Commission set up to find ways to crack down on India’s wave of sexual violence. Click to send a message directly to the Verma Commission:
Avaaz members in India and across the world have come together again and again to support women and girls who face violent sexual attack and change the practices which permit these abuses. Let’s make the most of this chance for a major shift in the way India protects its citizens.
Meredith, Alice, Jamie, Ian, Ricken, Rewan, Diego, Wen, Michelle and the rest of the Avaaz team