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Delhi Court: Treat marital rape victims equal to other sexual abuse

Mar 04, 2014

Delhi Court: Treat marital rape victims equal to other sexual abuse

Victim of marital sexual abuse cannot be discriminated against only because she is the wife of the offender and has to be treated as any other rape victim, a Delhi court observed #India #NewsTracker #Rape #sexual assault #Rape victim #anti-rape laws
Delhi helpline for women set up in Nirbhaya's honour may shut

Mar 04, 2014

Delhi helpline for women set up in Nirbhaya's honour may shut

Reports claim that the '181 helpline', which receives close to 3,000 calls from distressed women everyday, has not paid its employees in two months, and their contracts have not been renewed. #ThatsJustWrong #India #NewsTracker #Rape #sexual assault #Nirbhaya #anti-rape laws #16 December Delhi rape #Nirbhaya helpline
Health Ministry issues fresh guidelines for treating rape victims

Mar 04, 2014

Health Ministry issues fresh guidelines for treating rape victims

Hospitals to set up a designated room for forensic and medical examination of victims. The two-finger test outlawed, dubbed unscientific. #India #NewsTracker #Rape #sexual assault #Rape victim #anti-rape laws
Dear Indian Men, breathe, you're not 'under a siege'

Dec 03, 2013

Dear Indian Men, breathe, you're not 'under a siege'

In an effort to raise his own and the Tejpal camp's spirits, Mehrotra observes many literary giants have jail terms to their name. #India #ToTheContrary #Palash Krishna Mehrotra #Rape #Sexual harassment #Women #sexual assault #Indian rape laws #Patriarchy #misogyny #Indian men
Need to set up mechanism for safety of women, children: PM

Jun 05, 2013

Need to set up mechanism for safety of women, children: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday sought setting up of an institutional mechanism for safety and security of women and children, especially in urban areas, saying collective action was required for their protection. #India #Manmohan Singh #NewsTracker #TheySaidIt #Violence against women #anti-rape law

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Need to set up mechanism for safety of women, children: PM

Aug 16, 2014

Law Dept. trying to force 9-year-old rape victim to testify

The city Law Department is trying to force a traumatized 9-year-old Brooklyn girl to testify about how she was brutally raped in a homeless shelter last year, new court papers.....
Need to set up mechanism for safety of women, children: PM

Aug 13, 2014

Nixzmary Brown’s brother charged with rape

Rape charges have been filed against the brother of Nixzmary Brown — the 7-year-old girl murdered in 2006 by her stepfather, Cesar Rodriguez over a cup of yogurt, law-enforcement sources.....
Need to set up mechanism for safety of women, children: PM

Aug 15, 2014

Indian PM urges an end to violence against women

(AP) -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday that India had been shamed by a spate of rapes and attacks against women, and called on parents in this deeply misogynistic country to treat their sons and daughters equally in his first speech marking... #India #Bharatiya Janata Party #Narendra Modi