The recent #WhoWillYouHelp campaign has perhaps never been more relevant.
The public service announcement, released by the Canadian government a few weeks ago, calls for witnesses of criminal activity to step in and intervene in instances of sexual harassment and assault.
You'd think anyone would help a victim given the chance, but a recent assault in India reveals, unfortunately, such is not the case.
Pradnya Mandhare was waiting for the train in Mumbai one afternoon when a drunk male approached her and began to grope her.
At first, the 20-year-old student was "shocked" the man had the audacity to assault her in front of dozens of onlookers. She soon realized, however, not one of the onlookers was going to come to her rescue.
The attacker tried to hit her back but was evidently too drunk to do so.
Instead of fleeing, Mandhare says,
And she did: Mandhare pulled the man, by his hair, to a nearby police station, where he was later identified as 25-year-old Chavan Chowdee and arrested.
It's important to note, in India, the police are often notoriously unhelpful.
Still, she insists,