India's #MeToo Movement

Women in India are saying enough is enough.

Almost one year after activist Tarana Burke's #MeToo movement erupted in the U.S., Indian survivors are sharing long ignored or unreported instances of sexual assault and harassment.

The #MeToo movement, which empowered survivors in the U.S. to speak up about harassment by little-known and high-profile perpetrators alike, has made global waves, and spread to places like France, China, and Kenya.

And though #MeToo in India is making headlines as a new movement, some women are saying they've been speaking out for a long time, it's just people haven't been listening.

This isn't the first time women in India are speaking out against sexual assault. But it's fair to say past allegations haven't caught fire on social media the way they are now. In fact, one of the allegations that sparked this movement first surfaced 10 years ago, but didn't really gain traction until just recently.

When we zoom out, it's clear that violence against women in India, and elsewhere, is far from being eradicated. In June of this year, the Thomson Reuters Foundation ranked India the most dangerous country in the world for women, based on the verdicts and opinions of more than 500 experts, in part because of high rates of sexual violence.

But despite the backlash and obstacles that women in India and around the world continue to face, they're raising their voices. We spoke to women in media from New Delhi and Mumbai to help establish how India got to this landmark moment, and what it could mean for the future of the global #MeToo movement.

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