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76 percent increase in rape of minor girls in Gujarat: CAG

Apr 01, 2015

76 percent increase in rape of minor girls in Gujarat: CAG

Gujarat has witnessed a 76 per cent rise in the number of cases of rape of minor girls between 2012 and 2013, a latest Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report has stated. #Gujarat #CAG #NewsTracker #Violence against women #Crime
Women face violence because they don't have control over their finances: NCW chief

Mar 25, 2015

Women face violence because they don't have control over their finances: NCW chief

One of the reasons for women continuing to face violence was due to the lack of control over their financial resources, Chairperson of NCW Lalitha Kumaramangalam said. #NewsTracker #Violence against women #Crimes against women #National Commission for Women #Women harassment #Lalitha Kumaramanglam
Indian-origin author in South Africa brutally beaten up for praising Salman Rushdie

Mar 24, 2015

Indian-origin author in South Africa brutally beaten up for praising Salman Rushdie

An Indian-origin author in South Africa was brutally assaulted and verbally abused after she praised controversial writer Salman Rushdie. #Salman Rushdie #India #NewsTracker #South Africa #Violence against women #Crime #assault #Indian-origin author
Moral policing gone viral: WhatsApp clip reveals 6 goons brutally assaulting couple in UP

Mar 18, 2015

Moral policing gone viral: WhatsApp clip reveals 6 goons brutally assaulting couple in UP

A gang of six accosted a young couple in Uttar Pradesh, abused and thrashed them and video-recorded the entire episode and shared it on WhatsApp which later went viral, reports said. #Uttar Pradesh #ConnectTheDots #Mulayam Singh Yadav #Violence against women #Akhilesh Yadav #Crimes against women #WhatsApp #ViralVideo
Nun gang-raped in West Bengal: Communal violence or act of vengeance?

Mar 16, 2015

Nun gang-raped in West Bengal: Communal violence or act of vengeance?

The incident also reveals how the society, and the law enforcement agencies meant to keep it in order, find the verbal threat of sexual violence a permissible one. #West Bengal #Violence against women #Rape #Ranaghat #West bengal nun gangrape #Gangrape of nun in Bengal #Christian missionary #Christian missionaries in Bengal
In Memoriam: Suzette Jordan on her battle to stop being the 'Park street rape victim'

Mar 13, 2015

In Memoriam: Suzette Jordan on her battle to stop being the 'Park street rape victim'

The journey back from being 'the Park Street rape victim' to becoming Suzette Jordan once again has been tortuous. Rape makes news but the grueling aftermath often wreaks a whole other trauma. #Mamata Banerjee #Kolkata #VeryCloseUp #Violence against women #Barasat rape #Suzette Jordan #Park Street rape victim #Discrimination against women
Our heads hang in shame, says PM Modi on International Women's Day

Mar 09, 2015

Our heads hang in shame, says PM Modi on International Women's Day

On International Women's Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi denounced crimes against women, saying, "our heads hang in shame." #India #TheySaidIt #Violence against women #Women #Crimes against women #International Women's Day #PM Narendra Modi
In a bid to address gender-based violence, Brazilian lawmakers recognise 'feminicide'

Mar 05, 2015

In a bid to address gender-based violence, Brazilian lawmakers recognise 'feminicide'

Brazilian lawmakers have approved a bill recognizing "feminicide," or the killing of a woman because of her gender in a country where 50,000 women lost their lives through violence over the past decade, according to government figures. #Brazil #Violence against women #Women #VAW #Feminicide