Media Action Against Rape is a research and capacity building project led by Bournemouth University, UK, and UNESCO, New Delhi. A 20-month academic study, it seeks to offer news media solutions to combat rape culture. MAAR runs NewsTracker, a web site that scrutinises the representation of sexual violence in the Indian news media.
It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.