India Confronts the Problem of Violence against Women

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The December kidnap, gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman have sparked a national outcry in India, with protesters across the country demanding greater protection for women. Five men have been charged in the case and their trial is expected to start this week in a special fast-track court. In the largest democracy in the world, women complain of oppression by cultural, legal and political systems. Will this case become a turning point in their efforts to create change?

Credits

Guests:
Amy Kazmin - Financial Times - @financialtimes, Sonia Faleiro - New York Times - @soniafaleiro, Priya Nanda - International Centre for Research on Women - @ICRW, Saumya Uma - law researcher and activist

Host:
Sara Terry

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Andrea Brody, Anna Scott