22 Apr 2013

Improvements on women's safety needed: Singh

6:10 am on 22 April 2013

India's Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, says his country has "vast improvements" to make on women's safety and that it was everyone's responsibility to provide security to women.

His comments follow demonstrations in the capital, Delhi, on Sunday after a five year old girl was abducted and subjected to an horrific sexual assault.

There have been a number of high profile incidents in India including the gang rape of a woman on a bus late last year. She later died of her injuries.