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How The Nirbhaya Movement Changed The Way India Thinks About Rape

It has been 5 years since the Nirbhaya rape case. A lot has changed since then. Legally, socially and mentally.

We saw the rape laws and the legal system becoming stronger, more victims started speaking openly. And most importantly, we began to think about rape not as an embarrassment to the victim, but as an ASSAULT on her mind and body.

From expressing opinions on social media to participating in the candle march debate, we started demanding justice – for the 22-year-old who was raped in Mumbai’s Shakti Mills, for the 71-year-old nun who was raped in West Bengal and for the 8-year-old Asifa who was raped in Kathua.

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