Monthly Archives: February 2013

Death of Frances Andrade

Death of Frances Andrade will put other victims off coming forward, says Home Secretary The death of Frances Andrade, the victim of sexual assault who took her own life during the trial of her attacker, could deter other women from giving evidence, Theresa May has said. Frances Andrade, 48, a highly regarded violinist and mother of four, is thought to have taken an overdose, just days after a bruising cross-examination in the trial of her former

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Ending India’s war on women

She was a 23-year old physical therapy student who boarded a bus in Delhi last month. Six men locked the door, and savagely raped her for hours, including with a metal rod. They dumped her naked in the street, and after bravely fighting for her life, she died last weekend. Across India, people are responding in massive protests to say enough is enough. In India a women is raped every 22 minutes, and few see justice. Globally, a staggering 7 in 10

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