Mobile populations have higher HIV rates than residents, independent of the HIV prevalence at their site of origin or destination 10 — The limited data that is available, however, provides a horrifying glimpse into the enormity of the problem. A substantial proportion of FSWs in Karnataka are mobile, both within and between states 8. Changing the law to immediately protect women like Anita and Neha should be a top priority for lawmakers, activists say. That's how a year-old Indian woman describes the repeated rapes by her husband. But for the long term, enacting a deeper social change is critical, too. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. She died from her injuries 13 days later. The situation is more complicated for mobile FSWs, since they move between different environments with varying levels of control and support. In May, an Indian woman told journalist Namita Bhandare that when she sought the help of police after being raped and beaten on multiple occasions by her husband, they gave her a pat on the back and then sent her away. The protesters were demonstrating against alleged police negligence in the murder and gang rape of a local woman. There was no love between us. Violations such as stalking and voyeurism were added to the penal code, and police officers were made criminally accountable for failing to record sexual offenses. These things can be done. But despite these promises, and though some laws pertaining to sexual assault by strangers have indeed been beefed up, the archaic law that permits a husband to rape his wife still exists. The international response was also swift and widespread, according to Karuna Nundy, a prominent Supreme Court lawyer who specializes in human rights and commercial litigation.