Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to replace professional support, guidance, advice, or diagnosis.
Trigger warning: A trigger is a word or an event that can cause an action to take place. In this toolkit certain words can be triggering for survivors. Which means that reading those words or sentences can cause a survivor to either feel uncomfortable or anxious and might even take them back to an unpleasant memory. If while reading someone does experience this, it is best to do a quick grounding exercise.
Important Note on the Indian Penal Code:
It is important to remember that the victims of rape, and other forms of sexual assault, are not always women. However, the Indian Penal Code (IPC) specifically addresses rape as a crime against women. This section will present the law as is. In addition to rape, other forms of sexual assault are marked as crimes under the IPC.
Reporting the crime
We understand that making the decision to report a sexual assault incident can be difficult and personal. Through this section, we will take you through the procedures and challenges in reporting to help you make an informed decision.
|Step 1: File a First Information Report (FIR)
Step 2: Get a Medical Examination
Step 3: Accessing a Lawyer
Step 4: Court Process
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