Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology of the RWTH Aachen University

Monthly Archives: January 2013

Indian women on the move?


After the terrible gang-rape of a 23-year-old student in Delhi on December 16, India and the role of women in India have been in the centre of global attention. Observing thousands of women going on the streets and protesting for a better acceptance in society, it looks like India is undergoing a rapid change. However, listening to some comments by Indian politicians such as Botsa Satyanarayana, Andhra Pradesh Congress president, who described the Delhi gang-rape as a ‘small incident’ and further stated that women should not go outside during late hours, it seems that a lot still has to be done (Ronamai 2012).


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