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Gang Rape in India of Swiss Tourist

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A Swiss woman with her face covered is taken to a hospital by police for her medical examination at Gwalior in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh March 16, 2013. Four men raped a 39-year-old Swiss woman camping with her husband in an Indian forest, police said on Saturday, turning the spotlight anew on the security of women in the world's largest democracy. REUTERS/Stringer (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3F32H

The horrific gang rape and murder of a young woman in India last December sparked outrage and protests across the country. And now another case of sexual violence has caused a media storm. Last week a woman was gang raped while her companion was forced to watch. This time it was a Swiss tourist who was camping with her husband in the central state of Madhya Pradesh. Urvashi Butalia is a feminist writer and publisher. She speaks to anchor Marco Werman about efforts to protect women from sexual violence.

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