Violence Against Girls and Women from Marginalized Communities
By Arista Jhanjee
Ms. Arista Jhanjee was an intern with the 3D Program for Girls and Women and the Global Health team at the United Nations Foundation
The following brief addresses violence against women belonging to marginalized social groups within India. Specifically, the report provides an overview of the ways in which structural factors render women from such communities vulnerable to violent crime and obstruct their pursuit of legal justice against perpetrators of violence. Both around the world and in India, the intersection of gender with age, physical ability, or socioeconomic background may render certain women particularly susceptible as targets of violence.