Image of Asia: Protesting violence against women

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Posted: Dec 15, 2014 6:59 AM
Image of Asia: Protesting violence against women

In this photo by Tsering Topgyal, a girl participates in a street play Monday in New Delhi to create awareness about violence against women during a protest ahead of the second anniversary of the fatal gang rape of a 23-year-old woman on a bus in the Indian capital. The brutality of the Dec. 16, 2012, attack unleashed a wave of public anger over the treatment of Indian women and a long-unspoken epidemic of sexual violence in the country. The outrage spurred the government to adopt more stringent laws that doubled prison terms for rape to 20 years and criminalized voyeurism, stalking, acid attacks and the trafficking of women. Fast-track courts have been created for rape cases.