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31 Aug, 2013

Now, fashion accessories designed to prevent rape – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: As nationwide protests are ramping up after gang rapes, some grassroots innovators from remote villages of the country are quietly coming up with anti-rape gadgets, unique accessories and innovative clothing to deter assaults. These innovators, mostly women, have designed the futuristic innovations in such a way that women can wear them as fashion accessories.

The ideas behind these innovations have been documented by the National Innovation Foundation NIF and SRISTI, a non-government organisation headed by IIM Ahmedabad professor Anil Gupta. “These innovators are thinking for society and not for commercial benefit. Their technology might help our nation to come out of problems in such tough times,” said Dr Vipin Kumar, director and chief innovation officer at NIF.

via Now, fashion accessories designed to prevent rape – The Times of India.