More buses, street lights: how to make India safer for women


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Campaigners are calling for a new deal for India‘s women in the wake of the death sentences handed down by a Delhi judge to four men who tricked a woman and her male friend on to an out-of-service bus before gang-raping her so brutally that she died later from her injuries.

The case brought women’s rights protesters across India on to the streets in angry demonstrations against the country’s culture of violence against women, from female foeticide to rape. But activists fear the intense focus on the court case will do nothing to improve the safety of women on city streets. A new report by three Indian academics supports those concerns and says it is India’s infrastructure that needs to change, from bus services to public toilets.

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