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California adopts 'yes means yes' law in sexual assault cases

Sep 29, 2014

California adopts 'yes means yes' law in sexual assault cases

The legislation says silence or lack of resistance does not constitute consent. Under the bill, someone who is drunk, drugged, unconscious or asleep cannot grant consent. #US #Law #ThingsWeLike #Rape #California #sexual assault #Sex crimes #Rape Law #Rapes on University campuses
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
Chennai Express to Kejriwal Celebrating year of aam aadmi

Dec 27, 2013

Chennai Express to Kejriwal Celebrating year of aam aadmi

Just like Kejriwal's larger message -- its not about me, it's about the little guy -- 2013 proved to be the average Joe's year from fighting for stronger anti-rape laws to proving the critics wrong on Chennai Express. #Shah Rukh Khan #Deepika Padukone #Arvind Kejriwal #Tarun Tejpal #Tehelka #Chennai Express #Aam Aadmi Party #anti-rape law #Snowden #Flashback 2013 #yearend
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
Vengeance and Vendetta! Delhi HC says rape law is misused by women

May 26, 2013

Vengeance and Vendetta! Delhi HC says rape law is misused by women

Justice Kailash Gambhir said rape law was often misused by women as weapon for "vengeance and vendetta" to harass and blackmail their male friends by filing false cases to extort money and to force them to marry them. #India #TheySaidIt #Delhi High Court #Rape #Rape Law #Kailash Gambhir #India rape
Architect of anti-rape law Justice JS Verma passes away aged 80

Apr 23, 2013

Architect of anti-rape law Justice JS Verma passes away aged 80

Former Chief Justice of India Jagdish Sharan Verma, who headed the panel to review laws on crimes against women, passed away on Monday. #InMemoriam #Justice JS Verma #anti-rape law
Electric bras and condoms with teeth Can they protect women?

Apr 06, 2013

Electric bras and condoms with teeth Can they protect women?

Students in Chennai have devised a new rape whistle an electrified bra that shocks anyone who touches it and sends out a GPS signal to police. But the impetus for preventing rape should not just be on the woman. #JustSaying #Rape #anti-rape law