How women in India demanded—and are getting—safer streets

India’s urban women have long risked harm just by walking down the street. Now there are signs of progress, in burgeoning programs to make spaces safer and increase penalties for assailants. This feature explores the steps taken by local Indian women to lessen horrific crimes and keep them safe.

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(This appears in The November issue of Nat Geo Magazine, which kicks off the magazine’s yearlong celebration of women who fearlessly push boundaries and inspire the next generation of changemakers. This is the first ever issue written and photographed exclusively by women)

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