Fragile laws and lack of protection for victims emboldens criminal elements to attack women and children on an unprecedented level.
Law enforcement agencies treat victims worse than perpetrators in most South Asian countries.
Entrenched in patriarchy, South Asian societies are quick to blame the victims for any violence against them. Political leaders have constantly blamed women for their ordeals.
The infamous Unnao rape case saw all the family members of the victim murdered because they chose to file charges. The victims are often from vulnerable communities and their pursuit of justice results in victims being tried instead.