Petition calling for fair treatment of sexual assault victims in India.
Laura // 6 October 2009
British student Kaya Eldridge, who was unfairly cross-examined on her character and lifestyle in an Indian court room during the trial of a man who sexually assaulted her, contacted us to ask that we support her petition to ensure Indian courts uphold a 2002 amendment protecting victims from this kind of unfair questioning.
Kaya was asked whether she dranked alcohol, socialised with men and even how often she took a shower:
“My experience in court was intensely humiliating. It was not physically painful as sexual assault, but I was just as frightened and I was just as humiliated.”
You can sign the petition here.