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Hello all!

I am glad to join this group. It was a suggestion from Mr. William Cleek that we should start looking for solutions to gang rapes in India, and we could begin here.

The problem is big. And the answers must be big. I don´t have the time or resources to work on this myself, but if we are willing, we could find the right person between us to begin changing the conversation between males in India.

Will you guys help us with the challenge?

Answer to this post if you are interested in training to become agents of change in India.

In love and embrace,

Jackie

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William's picture

eliminating rape in India

Thanks, Jackie. I will volunteer to do whatever I can from the U.S. end of things.
blessings,
William

jap21's picture

Great Mr. Cleek. We need to

Great Mr. Cleek. We need to find women that are natural leaders, and that will be willing to tell us all about how conversations take place in India, so that we can know what is it we really have to change.

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

jap21's picture

Hi Mr. Cleek

I guess we are not having any answers here. Let us try in other places, maybe other gruoups here? What do you think?

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

Mukut's picture

Positive initiative

This is a great way to initiate change. Change needs to happen now. Recently in the state of West Bengal, two young girls got brutally raped and murdered by a group of men. Shockingly, the Chief Minister of the state, who is a woman herself, dismissed the cases as one- off incidents, hacked and plotted by her opposition to tarnish her political image.

Rape and the psyche of discussing it openly is still in its nascent stage in India. People quickly blame the girl, assassinate her character, blame her clothes etc. but never the rapist. The culture of victim blaming is very high in India.

On a positive note,people, even men, have slowly started to come out and demand justice against this "macabre" treatment meted out to girls in their country.

A lot needs to be done. I am ashamed to say that I have few "educated" male friends of mine who blame the victims and her clothes for their rape. They never admit it is the men who do it.

I strongly believe that the mindset needs to change around this subject. We need to understand that rape is never the victims' fault. Never. A rape happens because somebody raped her/ him. That's it.

In solidarity,

Mukut Ray

jap21's picture

Hi Mukut

It is something we need to understand: We need to change the conversation about gang rape in India. For that we need to build communities online that have the main objective of changing the conversation. Please be an agent of this change.

You can start by opening a facebook account in India, see the groups, see the pages that exist in India. And begin to talk about gang rapes there.

This is called microblogging. And it is crucial to the change we need.

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

Mukut's picture

Yes !

Yes, Jacqueline the more we talk about it, the more people are informed. I shall look for more pages on fb, where such discussions take place and hopefully build a community of like minded people out of it.

In solidarity,

Mukut Ray

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