It is a brutal and shocking story, that of rape in India today. It is close to where we all live in India and this is exactly why we have set up this project, so we can all be a part of something that produces change.

To protest against this injustice, all we are asking you to do is to find the scene of the rape and take a photo. Such is the volume of rapes, it is likely that there is a site close to where you live.

You can either send us the photo or post it on instagram.

When posting on instagram, include the hash tags #therapeinindiaproject #rapeinindia and we will re-post your image on our instagram feed. We will also post it on the webpage. In your caption, we suggest you put a brief description of the crime without the name of the victim and the accused. Also, include when and where it occurred.

Otherwise, you can send us the photo(s) to us along with any other information you have (just a few words or a link to a newspaper article or similar; e.g aged 23, gang raped by 6 men on a bus, died of her injuries in Singapore 29th December 2012.) and we will post them on-line.

Email them to: rapeinindiaproject@gmail.com

This is a crowd sourcing project that needs to be as open as possible to all people with a camera, not just for photographers. With what and how you take the photos is unimportant. For example, a photograph taken on a mobile phone is perfectly acceptable. The most important thing is that you take the photograph and show the world the scale of this issue in India today. This is a non-profit initiative.

If we all do this, then the story will emerge, a story of how rape touches every community, every class; a story that we all want to see changed.

In 2013 the number of reported rapes rose 35.2 percent to 33,707.

It is estimated that between 54-90% of rape cases go unreported.

Last year, there were 309,546 crimes against women reported to the police.

And, according to the National Crime Records Bureau every day 93 women are being raped in India.

Would any of us be that surprised if there were that many?

This is our collective protest. This story has to change.


This is an collaborative idea produced by globalstories.org with photographers Poulomi Basu and CJ Clarke.



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