Women Attempting to Escape from a #Women’s #Shelter, Say They Are Being Tortured

Kolkata, West Bengal, 01 August 2014

More than 30 women scaled the walls of a government run shelter for women and tried to escape.  They were caught and brought back.  They complained that they were being tortured in there.  This is not the first time that such an incident has occurred.  There are frequent reports of torture, abuse and rape of women in shelters around India, but there is no reliable system of monitoring and accountability.  Oddly, these women, many of who are destitute, and others who have been rescued from sex trafficking, are locked in like prisoners, and prevented from leaving or escaping when they try, as they did in this case.  Check out the links below.










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  1. […] by the police in orphanages (click here), or the rapes and murders of women in women’s shelters (click here) evoke little or no public response. The same is true with the rapes and/or killings of divorced […]

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