37% rural youth sans Internet access: Study
For women and girls living in India, the threat or reality of sexual violence is ever present in daily life. According to an ActionAid report released on Friday, almost four out of five have experienced some form of sexual harassment or violence in public. And even if they’re lucky enough not to directly encounter sexual violence, the effects of living in a society where women are conditioned to fear sexual assault are hugely damaging. You lose autonomy over your own life: unable to venture out after dark alone, made to sit in women-only areas on public transport, or subject to university curfews your fellow male students don’t face.