The outrage in India following the fatal gang rape of a medical student on a bus forced its Home Minister to begin to act today.
Every police station in Delhi will now have policewomen on duty in an attempt to improve the way victims of rape are treated.
Last year in Delhi alone there were hundreds of reported rapes but only a single conviction.
ITV News correspondent Geraint Vincent spoke to one rape victim:
The gang rape of a young woman in Delhi has exposed deep fissures in Indian society, as assault victims finally find their voices.
Speaking hours before his daughters attackers appeared in court, the father of the India rape victim has called for the harshest penalty.
After almost three weeks of protests over the rape of an Indian woman on a Delhi bus, the nation could face a national strike.