Katrina Kaif just made these 5 strong & totally sensible statements about marital rape & crime against women in India

Katrina Kaif took to the stage to talk about grave social issues like marital rape and how women themselves fear to report such issues.

Actress Katrina Kaif was the special guest at the WeUnite conference, which marks UN Women’s partnership with the IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry. While speaking at the event, the actress talked about marital rape and other kinds of crime against women. She stressed on the fact that most women fear to report or mention the crime that they have gone through. Here are the four important things that Katrina said at the event which makes complete sense:

On marital rape:

I know of educated women who remain silent in the face of violence because they are afraid to break societal norms and have fingers pointed in their own direction, especially when the majority of our society fails to recognise marital rape as a crime.

On how women don’t speak up:

The world has largely been led by patriarchal societies and women have, through the years, largely chosen not to speak out against the atrocities they face.

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On the unreported crimes against women:

India had a woman as the head of state, way before the United kingdom, a feat United states of America has not managed to achieve yet and this is why it is surprising to hear about gender inequality in India. And sadly we do. On a daily basis there are shocking stories about the violent crimes made against women.

Katrina Kaif IANS photo for InUth dot com

Katrina Kaif (courtesy: IANS/ InUth.com

On how women are not inferior:

No region of the world, no country, no culture has secured women’s freedom from violence. I would urge more women to speak up. It is not okay to feel inferior or weak because we are not the weaker sex by any stretch of imagination.

On the increase in number of crime against women:

In India, according to the data provided by the national crime records bureau, the reported crimes against women in 2001 was 1,43,795. In 2005, it was 3,27,394. More than a 100 percent increase. However I would like to believe that this increase in numbers is not an increase in crime against women. Rather, it is an increase in number of women who are ready to come forward and reporting them.

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