The other day I was reading an article in the Wall Street Journal about a woman who had been raped by an Uber driver in New Delhi. The response to the crime in this particular city in India, was hiring pink vested females to drive approximately 20 pink and white cabs equipped with pepper spray along with panic buttons notifying the local police or a call center in case of trouble. For the record, this has been done in other cities in India, as well.
Initially I thought this was an awesome idea, specifically since it's been done in Mexico in 2009; as the day progressed, however, a light went off that the state of violence towards women in India is much larger than a pink taxicab. Even though women are speaking up much more about violence at home or in public, law enforcement agencies may be slow to act.
This, of course, creates a domino effect of women who refuse to speak of being raped, sexually assaulted, publicly degraded, verbally abused or violently beaten.
According India's National Crime Records Bureau, 309,546 crimes were reported in 2013, but that number has to be much higher, in my opinion. The numbers as reported are listed below.
The legal definition for domestic violence is "cruelty by husband or his relatives", according to the BBC.