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Brown Girl: Has India made any progress since brutal gang rape murder a year ago

India gang rape murder protestOne year ago on December 29, India made international headlines after the brutal gang rape and murder of a 23-year old woman on a public bus.

The International outrage was followed by calls for reform from Indian Americans and those within the South Asian country.

Among those calling for reform was Farah Khan, an internal medicine resident at Emory University, who made an impassioned plea for change.  That blog is now required reading at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a class on writing about race.

Brown Girl Magazine recently looked back at what changes, if any, have been made in India since that day.

All four men were sentenced to death for the crime. A commission established is recommending police reforms, stricter sentencing laws and a bill of rights for women.

The court system is now expediting rape cases and women are encouraged to report the crime.

Is it enough? Read more about the reforms in Brown Girl Magazine and let us know what you think.




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