As Ninja Girl grows, we are working to help victims of violence and injustice.We are working towards timely justice for victims, as well as financial and emotional support to their families. We strive to put an end to violence against women
On August 26, 2016 we read a headline: How 8-yr-old braveheart led police to her rapists. Aadya is a 7 yr old girl who was gangraped on Aug 21, 2016 by 4 young men. Through Social Media we have raised funds for her and seek to ensure she gets timely justice. Follow her case here …. Child sexual abuse laws in India have been enacted as part of the nation’s child protection policies. The Parliament of India passed the ‘Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences Bill, 2011’ regarding child sexual abuse on May 22, 2012 into Act.The rules formulated by the government in accordance with the law have also been notified on th November 2012 and the law has become ready for implementation. Fifty three percent of children in India face some form of child sexual abuse. The need for stringent law has been felt many times (Read: http://www.thebetterindia.com/69623/law-in-india-new-delhi-lawrato/) It is a fact that millions of girls and boys worldwide are being sexually abused within homes and outside. They are abused by families and known persons. The perpetrator can be anyone who exploits the child’s vulnerability to gain sexual gratification. For updates, please see our blog.
SEXUAL ASSAULT FORENSIC EVIDENCE BILL 2016 – SAFE ACT
The conviction rate in Indian rape cases is as low as 15%. It’s, in part, due to poorly handled evidence in forensic labs. In Delhi, 50% of samples have not been tested in over 12 months and this is probably the best ratio in all of India. Our goal is to improve how India handles forensic lab evidence, and create policies that enforce better use. We are working with influential politicians to draft a bill that we feel confident will pass through Parliament. That bill is called Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Bill. To read the #SAFEBILL2016, click here . An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to : (i) the collection of forensic evidence in cases of sexual assault by using standardised procedures and sexual assault evidence collection kits (ii) the storage, testing and chain of custody of such forensic evidence; and to (iii) provide for the speedy disposal of sexual assault cases by setting up dedicated facilities to collect, store and test such evidence. Rape kits are a key component and area of focus for us. We’ve all heard the term rape kit, in the news, on TV, at work or in school. Recently, the term popped up all over the news as a rape kit backlog was brought forth, with hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits filling crime labs and police facilities nationwide. Lack of resources and police discretion is the main issue in why a backlog exists, but testing each kit is important in attempting to get justice for survivors and holding perpetrators accountable. For updates, please see our blog.