- Posted February 20, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
- Why the US Supreme Court decision on same-sex matters for India
- Another horrific gangrape in India: What are we doing wrong?
- The dark side of India’s Kiss of Love protests against moral policing
- Perspectives from India: Why I relate to that catcalling video
- On Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's sexist remark about women
Building a world where there is no harassment
- marcelacnn, CNN iReport producer
In India, the rate of crimes against women has risen dramatically since the horrific Delhi Gang rape case in 2012. In streets and alleyways across Bangalore, communities are often vulnerable to crimes as they lack the power to report these crimes to the authorities. I shot this photo with a young woman, her child and other little children in the colony in Domlur, a township in Bangalore which often faces the brunt of rapid urbanization as it is wedged between two upper middle-class neighbourhoods. Young girls in several colonies like this don't have anywhere to go to when they are teased, molested or physically abused in any way. I hope this is a strong message that urges everyone to take responsibility.