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Vrinda Grover was born in New Delhi, India 1967 to a poor family. As a child she
noticed the wide gap between the rich and the poor people in India, and as she grew up the
gap got bigger. As a grown woman she decided to “be the change you want to see in the
world”, so she became a lawyer. She graduated from St. Stephens College, then went on to get
her law degree from Delhi University and her masters in law from New York University. After
graduating, she used her powers she got from being a lawyer to help women. Mostly she did
this by taking on taking cases involving sexual and domestic violence against women and
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This bill will apply to all of India and be effective as soon as it’s passed. She strongly believes
that the court system needs to be overhauled and rebuilt to give proper justice to rape victims.
This is where her main focus is and what she has been working towards.
The torture bill wasn’t the only bill she was involved in she did multiple others. Of
course mostly involving women and children. The 2013 Criminal Law Amendment of the law
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against sexual assault; the protection of children from sexual offences act, 2012. “She also is
active in the UN human rights mechanisms including the universals periodic review and UN
special rapporteurs.” She is also a member of the UN women India civil society advisory group,
a bureau member of South Asians for human rights.
The Delhi rape case caused outrage throughout all of India. Protests were held
throughout India, drawing the world’s attention to the cases and India’s unjust judicial system
against women. The court system and government and eventually convicted the four men and
the bus driver involved with the rape. All getting three years in a juvenile correction facility. The
bus driver was convicted before the others and was found later hanging in his jail cell. A month
after they were convicted judge Yogesh Khanna handed down the sentence of death by
The main reasons the government hasn’t passed revolutionary laws involving rape are
because of all the false accusations there afraid they’ll get. Most of the current claims are
parents angry that their child has eloped and the reason why most aren’t taken serious. Grover
believes that if people stood up for others and tried to stop “bullying’ then rape violence will
Now women are taking a stand saying “its my body, my right, please don’t have