According to the recent findings of Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI) Mizoram, Manipur and Sikkim are the safest places for women after Goa and Kerala. This is the first time that GVI has come up with a research report which analyses the Indian States where women are safer or crimes against ladies are minimal. The purpose of this study is to identify the challenge girls face with respect to factors like education, health, poverty and protection against violence. The findings will also help the lawmakers to alter the existing law of the land for the protection of the fairer sex in each State.
The report was published by the women and child development ministry on Wednesday and was prepared by Plan India.
Crime against girls is less in the Northeastern States of India as compared to other States on the list. It is unfortunate that girls from the Northeastern States, which are considered safer for women, had to face discrimination and humiliation when they visit places like Delhi or other major cities in the country.