India's state-run General Insurance Corporation has offered women "rape insurance." The new insurance coverage for rape was included as part of a larger insurance package offering coverage for more traditional injuries and hazards.
Indian women's groups have criticized the idea that rape victims be offered monetary damages for their suffering and claim that offering insurance for the crime makes rape seem like "an accident."
A General Insurance Corporation spokesman denied these charges and said that the company believes a monetary settlement would help women to cope with rape.
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .