WHAT WE'RE COM­MIT­TING TO

Cosmopolitan (India) - - SPECIAL -

At the Cosmo of­fice, we were shocked to learn that a whop­ping 35.4% of women in In­dia face sex­ual and phys­i­cal vi­o­lence at some point in their lives (ac­cord­ing to the Vi­o­lence Against Women Preva­lence Sur­vey by the UN).

Be­sides sex­ual as­sault, women in In­dia have to deal with sex­ual har­rass­ment on a daily ba­sis. Whistling, cat-call­ing, lewd re­marks, and grop­ing are (sadly) a part of ev­ery woman's life. Even worse, be­cause such in­ci­dents are so com­mon, we have be­gun to ac­cept them as 'nor­mal'.

Cos­mopoli­tan In­dia is com­mit­ted to rais­ing aware­ness about sex­ual har­rass­ment. We pledge not to keep quiet. As part of Cosmo Fights Sex Crimes Cam­paign, we will speak openly about sex­ual vi­o­lence, ed­u­cate women about their rights, and teach them how to de­fend them­selves, through ex­pert-back ar­ti­cles and tu­to­ri­als. If you have any in­for­ma­tion or sug­ges­tions that can help make our cities safer, let us know—we'll spread the word! SO NOW THAT YOU KNOW WHAT @COS­MOCOM­MITS IS COM­MIT­TING TO, we want to hear your thoughts about where you want to see change. Send us an e-mail at cosmo@in­to­day. com; write on our Face­book wall: face­book/cos­moin­dia; and send us your tweets @Cos­moIn­dia us­ing #Cos­moCom­mits.

MITS COSMOCOM #

PLACE IN­DIA A SAFER TO MAK­ING

FOR WOMEN

Nan­dini Bhalla, Edi­tor

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