Teen rape survivors are fighting for women's rights in India

India's Rape Problem
India's Rape Problem

In 2006, Usha Vishwakarma -- an 18-year-old girl living in India -- was sexually assaulted by one of her coworkers. She fought back in 2011 by founding the Red Brigade -- a group of young women who fight to make India a safer place with a focus on cutting down sexual assault of women.

The Red Brigade was founded on the principles of protecting women and aiming to publicly humiliate the men who were responsible for the sexual assault, and at times, seek violent revenge.

Today, the Red Brigade has about 22 members, and the group has devised several plans to keep the women in the area safe. While they organize rallies and provide counseling, the group notably gives self defense training to young women and girls in school.

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