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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

Jul 08, 2014

Utah cop who killed family had raped wife: police

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah police officer who killed his wife, their two children, his mother-in-law and then himself received text messages from his wife just hours earlier threatening to leave him and take their kids and confronting him for raping her...
Need to set up mechanism for safety of women, children: PM

Jun 21, 2014

Runaway deputy arrested in Alaska 23 years later

A disgraced cop accused of stealing a relative’s identity and raping a little girl dodged the law for more than two decades, but in the end, the law won...
Need to set up mechanism for safety of women, children: PM

Jul 09, 2014

Tougher penalties urged for people who name rape victims on social media

Law may need to change to give better protection to people entitled to anonymity, House of Lords committee hears Tougher penalties may be needed to deal with Twitter and Facebook users who are "deliberately naming and abusing" rape victims online, a ... #House of Lords #Facebook