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India faces several complex challenges that contribute to its vulnerability regarding crimes against women. To address these issues, the government and civil society in India must work together to rethink policies and better coordinate efforts to create safer spaces for women. Discuss.

Topic: Social empowerment

1. India faces several complex challenges that contribute to its vulnerability regarding crimes against women. To address these issues, the government and civil society in India must work together to rethink policies and better coordinate efforts to create safer spaces for women. Discuss. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

The article discusses the limitations in India’s calculations related to missing women, highlighting that the existing methods fail to capture the complex dynamics of gender imbalances.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the reasons for unabated crimes against women and steps that are needed to tackle this chronic problem.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context and mention the NCRB data on increasing cases of rape in India

Body:

In the first part, mention the reasons for this chronic issue. Legal loopholes, social conditioning, culture of violence, Caste dynamics etc.

Write the steps that are the need of the hour. Effective implementation of Laws, investigating agency and prosecution more proficient, awareness, gender sensitisation etc. Debate about provision of death penalty for Rape.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.