[Statement] Human Rights Watch has repeatedly criticized sexual violence in India

HRW reaction to Senator Sotto’s allegation on India rapes

Human Rights Watch has repeatedly criticized sexual violence in India, calling for an end to institutional barriers to justice, and has recommended reforming and training the police. We draw attention to human rights violations in over 90 countries including in the Philippines, where the spate of extrajudicial killings, apparently with the government’s blessing as it engages in a war on drugs, has however shocked people around the world, including in India

Meenakshi Ganguly
South Asia Director
Human Rights Watch

For more HRW reporting on sexual violence in India, visit:

Invisible Victims of Sexual Violence
Access to Justice for Women and Girls with Disabilities in India

Prejudice Flares After Rape, Murder of Muslim Child in India
Lawyers Try to Block Police from Filing Charges Against Hindu Suspects

India: Rape Victims Face Barriers to Justice
Uneven Progress in 5 Years Since Delhi Gang Rape

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