Sibal said the watch is proposed to be sold in two versions - one for $20 and another for about $50. Though when it comes a rape prevention tool, is there really any room for a discount option? And can the watch really help close the gap between a threat and the law enforcement's response?
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While the watch is certainly better than nothing, some women's rights activists are skeptical...and rightly so. A 2011 study by Trust Law, an organization which calls itself a "global hub" of "news and information on good governance and women's rights," ranked India as the fourth most-dangerous country for women. And if you're unfamiliar with dowry-related violence in India, here's a refresher compliments of the UN.
"I don't think this will make any difference in controlling rape cases," Sehba Farooqui, a woman's rights activist in Delhi, told India Real Time.
Still, this is a step in the right direction. Let's just hope those steps turn into strides.
via India Real Time, the Wall Street Journal