In the wake of the recent rape by a cab driver in Delhi, if there is any takeaway, it's that women in our country are not safe anywhere. A cab - a woman's only refuge after dark - is clearly not an option any more. Not even if you have texted the cab details to your friends and family. Not even if you're constantly on the phone with someone throughout the ride.

Long story short, women are unsafe everywhere and at every moment, and the sad part is that there is nothing anyone can do about it. But don't despair. There might be no one else to help you, but you can definitely help yourself. So protect yourself, ladies! Protect yourself from that stranger, that relative, the overfriendly acquaintance or even that teacher who makes you uncomfortable with his looks. Because you never know, you never really know!

AWARE (Awareness for Wo+Men to Advocate their Rights and Equality), an NGO formed to spread awareness about human laws and gender equality, rightly puts across this message in a series of posters.

1. "What is the need for roaming at night with men who are not relatives? This should be stopped" - Abu Azmi, Samajwadi Party leader on the 2012 Delhi Gangrape

2. "We have told the chief minister in the assembly that the government will pay money to compensate rape victims. What is your fee? If you are raped, what will be your fee?" - Anisur Rehman, CPI-M leader

3. "8-year-old girl raped by neighbour in the Capital" - New Delhi

4. A 2013 survey said that as many as 41% rape victims were in saris and 48% in burkhas.

5. "12-year-old girl allegedly raped by her father for over a year." - Madhya Pradesh

6. "Govt school teacher booked for raping 14-year-old student." - Nahan

Be safe, ladies. You never know what might be lurking around the corner.