A Year Since Delhi Rape, Women See Key Changes

The phones were ringing nonstop in the tiny, windowless office in downtown New Delhi, with urgent appeals from desperate women.


One caller, speaking in whispers, said her husband beat her regularly because she failed to bring in enough dowry. Another woman said her teenage daughter was being stalked by a neighbour and needed legal advice.


Established in the wake of last year’s gang rape and murder of a young New Delhi woman, the government hotline is part of a wave of change since the case forced the country to confront its appalling treatment of women.


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Friday, December 13, 2013 - 3:45am