There are tragedies that sometimes are so brutal in nature that they cause societies to look inward and re-evaluate their values.
America is experiencing something of that right now after the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Meanwhile, across the world, India is going through its own self-reflection after a 23-year-old female student was brutally gang raped two weeks ago. She died from internal wounds in a hospital in Singapore on Friday.
In the weeks since her attack, demonstrators have taken to the streets in major cities around India calling for tougher punishment against rapists, more gender diversity and sensitivity training within the police force and demanding more rights and respect for women.
Veena Venugopal, a contributing writer to Quartz based in New Delhi and author of "Would you Like Some Bread With The Book" says that although Indian women are starting to coming forward to report rape more often, the police force is still apathetic.