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The face of abuse in India

Rights groups warn of a landscape of abuse in India as they describe hardships faced by women and girls. Earlier this year, Human Rights Watch called on the Indian government to do more to protect children from sex abuse. Human Rights Watch's South Asia Director says many cases of sexual abuse are not reported. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SOUTH ASIA DIRECTOR AT HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, MEENAKSHI GANGULY, SAYING: "Largely we find that even when there is sexual abuse, quite often there is a tendency not to say. Part of it is stigma; part of it is because there is dependency. Quite often the victim doesn't - if the perpetrator is someone more powerful, they are very worried about reprisals. This can be in a sexual abuse system in the home, it can be a sexual abuse situation in orphanages, in residential care facilities." It's not just sex abuse that children need to fear. (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) GIRL, VICTIM OF CHILD ABUSE, SAYING "They used to keep me in a big

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