Power in Numbers
Of the many ideas shared until now, the ones focused on prevention and community involvement really struck a chord.
Here's another example, from Morocco, where photographer Hassan Hajjaj discovers the Kesh Angels, a motorbike gang with a real passion for polka dots.
Stories such as this one and some suggested earlier (Gulabi Gang by Mansi and The 'Buddies' System by Katie) show that women working in groups are able to provide each other significant support to help protect themselves.
Furthermore, the independence achieved through such initiates instills a deep sense of empowerment which ultimately trickles down to their families and extended community.
Though this particular share focused on the empowerment of women through numbers, I do believe that the solution to this problem doesn't lie in simply providing women with tools to empower and protect themselves. A strong effort needs to be made in educating the men in such communities to not just refrain from vilence, but to actively participate in helping the women around them succeed.