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India teams up with Sheffield University to open support centres for victims of sexual violence

India has a grim record of sexual violence against women

By: Sarwar Alam

Dozens of support centres for women victims of sexual violence are to open across India under an scheme announced on Tuesday (23), as pressure grows on police over their handling of rape cases. Police in four states have signed up to the “Justice For Her” initiative, with Sheffield Hallam University in Britain. Fifty-one centres, which aim to improve access to justice for victims, will be opened in Madhya Pradesh state which has the country’s worst record for rape cases. The New Delhi region and the northern states of Haryana and Punjab have also signed up. Lawyer Helena Kennedy, a member of Britain’s…

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