Atrocities Against Women in India

One of latest gruesome story coming out of India is that of a twelve year old girl who was gang raped by an uncle and two of her brothers. According to reports she was taken to her uncle’s house where the rape occured. When she threatened to go to the police, she was reportedly strangled. She was then beheaded and her body was dumped in bushes. The uncle and one of her brothers have since been arrested.

The fact that a child was treated in this manner is mind boggling. To know that the people who perpetrated the act is her own family makes it even more despicable. When, if ever, will the abuse of women and the culture of rape in India stop. One has to wonder if the government is doing enough to protect women and girls. India has a terrible record of sex abuse against minors with over 36, 000 cases reported in 2016.

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WHEN WILL WOMEN GET JUSTICE

We talk daily about stemming the spate of violence against women. We pay lip service about punishing offenders, but when is justice really served. When a judge sentences a privileged white man to six months in prison for brutally raping a woman what message is that sending to others like him?

The Judge in the Brock Turner case was more concerned about his welfare than that of the woman he raped. He is reported to have said “A prison sentence would have a severe impact on him…I think he will not be a danger to others.”  So you the judge who women are looking to for justice is concerned about the impact prison will have on this convicted rapist. What about the indelible mark this man has left on this woman’s life. What about her physical, emotional and mental scars; her life will never be this same again.

This is a national disgrace. There should be one set of rules for all whether you are white or black or rich or poor. The privileged few should not be allowed to live above the law; there should be justice for all. Once again I have to ask, WHEN WILL WOMEN GET JUSTICE?

Brooklyn Rape Case

The case of the rape of an eighteen year-old young woman by five young men in Brooklyn is very troubling. There are a lot of unanswered questions and many things that does not appear clear in this case. There is a need to investigate the relationship between this young woman and her father to determine if she might need help and counseling. There have been instances where an adult and a parent might be drawn sexually to one another after a long separation. I am not saying this is the case in this instance but it is worth investigating.

The five individuals accused of the rape of this young woman need to understand something, a person who is intoxicated does not have the mental capacity to give consent to sex. Even if they saw her having sex with her father that was no excuse for them to have any form of sexual contact with her. By their admission what transpired was rape and they should be dealt with accordingly. Because a woman is drunk that does not give a man the right to take advantage of her. These young men cannot be allowed to walk away from this incident believing that what they did was okay.

Feel free to give me your thoughts on this incident…

2 Year-Old Raped and Killed in Oklahoma City

A twenty-two-year old man has been arrested in the death of a two year old girl in Oklahoma City. The child was taken to hospital after she was found not breathing. Examinations revealed that she had been sexually assaulted. The child suffered injuries to a number of internal organs and lost a lot of blood. The man is held without bail on charges of rape and murder. Reads like a horror story doesn’t it, but what I find even more disturbing is that according to the police the mother of the child refused to give them a description of the man who happens to be her boyfriend. The report also stated that the sheets were stripped off the child’s bed; the room vacuumed and wet laundry found in the washer. Was this an attempt of a cover up? How horrible for a toddler to have to die this way. Why is there so much evil in the world?

Women sentenced to rape in india

I came across this news story recently and was appalled and disgusted that

Men in India have so little respect for the women there that they would

see rape as justifiable punishment.

The sisters were sentenced by elders of a village council to be raped

after their brother had an affair and ran off with a married woman.

For women in India rape is a part of their culture and rapes occur daily.

After much protest in India and the intervention of Amnesty International

the village council has since denied making the ruling.

The question still remains, how long will the Government of India

continue to allow women to be raped, abused and murdered without

doing anything to protect them.

11 Year-old Rape Victim Gives Birth in Paraguay

The story of an eleven year-old girl in Paraguay giving birth by cesarean section is a heart-wrenching one. The little girl, a victim of rape was denied an abortion because Paraguayan strict abortion laws would not allow it.

The girl 42 year-old stepfather was arrested and charged with rape and abuse. The girl’s mother was also charged with child neglect and complicity.

It is disheartening to know that this child had to endure so much trauma. She suffered sexual abuse which goes back as far as 2013 with no one to protect her. Now she has motherhood thrust upon her without getting the chance to enjoy her childhood.

One must question how much Paraguay is doing to protect the rights of children. Reports states that about 684 girls between the ages of 10-14 gave birth in 2014. Most of them were victims of sexual abuse. Help Save our girls. Fight against child abuse.

Indian Girls Raped and Murdered

This story is so heart wrenching and barbaric it makes you sick to the stomach. On Wednesday May 28, the bodies of two girls age fourteen and fifteen were found hanging from a tree hour after they went missing. The girls had gone into the field to relieve themselves because they had no toilet.

Reports say the father went to the local police station to report them missing but was ignored. Interestingly two police officers were among those arrested in connection with the deaths.

Autopsies carried out on the girls found evidence that they were raped and strangled before they were hung.

India is a place where no woman is safe. A rape occurs every 22 minutes and activists believe this number is low as many of the cases go unreported. Rape is tolerated and accepted as a part of the culture and the victims are often ostracized.

The women of India need outside intervention to pressure the government to do more to protect the women. They are helpless and defenseless because the very people employed to protect are themselves carrying out some of these atrocities.

‘If You Can’t Prevent Rape, you enjoy it.’

The chief of India’s Central Bureau of Investigation Ranjit Sinha a few days ago made a statement in which he sought to make a comparison between rape and gambling.  He is quoted as saying “If you can’t prevent rape, you enjoy it.  He was attempting to make the point that if betting could not be made illegal then the government should make revenue by legalizing it.

Perhaps I am wrong but as far as my mind allows me to I see no similarities between gambling and rape.  Gambling is something you do of your own free will; rape is a violent criminal act  carried out against the will of the victim. It is  unfortunate that the head of a department which investigates rape cases should make such a statement.  Rape is not a joke it is a serious crime and must not be trivialized.

How can women have confidence of ever getting justice  in a system  which allows the head of the Bureau of investigation to make such a statement and still have his job!

 

Say NO to Child Marriages

Eight Year Old Bride Dies In Yemen

There is no end to the abuse of girls and women across the world.  It happens on a daily basis.  What is even more heart rending and heart-breaking is Child marriages.  Just a few days ago an eight girl from Yemen became another victim of Child Marriage.

The eight year old girl identified as Rawan died from internal bleeding after intercourse that ruptured her uterus on her wedding night.  Her husband was five times her age.

Yemen authorities say they are investigating the girl’s death and will prosecute those responsible.  No action as yet being taken against the man responsible for the child’s death.

The incident has caused international outrage, but will it be enough to bring about laws to protect children from Child Marriages?  Governments in countries where Child Marriage is practiced over the years have only made halfhearted attempts to enforce laws to stop the practice.  While they take a lackadaisical approach, the children continue to suffer.

Parents who subject their children to this kind of sexual slavery must be held accountable.  It must not continue to go on.  These girls are robbed of their childhood; forced to take on adult responsibilities of cooking , cleaning, bedding grown men and enduring agonizing sex.  A child’s body is not ready for intercourse.  Like Rawan some will die from internal injuries, others will die giving birth.

None of us can say we know what Rawan must have endured.  We can only imagine the agonizing pain she must have suffered.  We can only imagine how much she must have cried out in agony while this monster, this sorry excuse of a man ripped her body apart.  He took from her, her childhood , her innocence, her every hope dream and aspirations and her life.  What kind of a monster does this to a child?

Sleep well Rawan my dear sleep well. Free from sorrow, free from pain you are glory bound. Safe in the arms of the Savior who said ”Suffer little children to come on to me and forbid then not for such is the Kingdom of Heaven.”  Sleep well  Rawan in the arms of the Savior.  The angels in Heaven are weeping for all the children we are killing.

5 Year-old Raped and Tortured in India

Last December the people of India were shocked and outraged when a young woman was brutally raped and tortured.  She later died as a result of her injuries.  Now only a few months later another brutal rape and tortured has shocked the nation once more.  This time the victim is only five years old.  
The little girl was moved from a local hospital to Swami Dayanand Hospital in New Delhi on Friday.  She is reported to be alert and stable.  According to doctors she was being given intravenous antibiotics to fight a blood infection and further operations will have to wait until the infection clears up.  “This is the first time I have seen such barbarism”, R. K. Bansal medical superintendent of the hospital said Friday in a televised interview.  “There were injuries to her lips, cheek, arms and anus area.  Her neck had bruise marks suggesting that attempts were made to strangle her.”  He said a bottle almost eight inches long and pieces of candle had been inserted into her private parts.
The five year old went missing on April 15 and was found two days later by neighbors who heard her crying in a locked room in the same New Delhi building where she lives with her family.  She was found alone having left for dead by her attackers.  Anger at the authorities grew after the parents of the girl said the police had failed to take their complaint seriously, failed to carry out an adequate search and then offered them  2000 rupees – about $37 – if they would keep quiet about the case.  On Friday a Television News Channel showed a police officer slapping a female protester in the face.
The police arrested a 22 year-old garment worker early Saturday morning in Bihar.  The suspect had an apartment in the same building as the girl.  He is accused of abducting, raping and torturing her.  The Times of India reported that he told the police he fled the apartment because he believe the girl had died.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed regrets about the incident.  On Saturday the president of The Indian National Congress Party, Sonia Gandhi released a statement saying “Action and not words are required to ensure that such incident never happens again”.  A second suspect was arrested on Monday.