Just two weeks ago in Guwahati, one of the fastest-growing cities in India, a young female student was sexually assaulted by a gang of at least 18 men in the busy streets.
They dragged her into the road by her hair, tried to rip her clothes off while at the same time grinning for the ghouls with cameras that filmed it all for 45 minutes.
No one called the police for at least 20 minutes. A cameraman from the local TV channel was also present, capturing the attack for his viewers.
The poll, which considered the opinions of 370 gender specialists around the world, caused indignation in India last month but isn’t it time for Indians to be outraged at these attacks on women and accept that there is a problem with women’s rights here in the world’s largest democracy?
Women’s unequal position in society means they have less power, money, protection from violence and access to education and healthcare.
Despite these injustices, Indian women are standing up to claim their rights - and ActionAid is there to help them.