Gender Violence News
Fast-track courts for rape cases only solution for justice, says ex-J&K women commission chief as sexual crimes rise in Kashmir
Vasundhara Pathak Masoodi says she continues to receive complaints from distressed women even a year after the J&K State Women Commission was abolished by the governnment
The Macho Paradox: Excerpt from Jackson Katz's book on how men's 'self-interest' can reduce violence against women
Jackson Katz's The Macho Paradox makes the case that violence against women is a men’s issue. Katz takes the reader deep inside male culture to examine why so many men physically and sexually abuse women and children, including those closest to them.
In light of recent #MeToo developments, Firstpost is publishing two excerpts from Jackson Katz's The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help.
It is only when there is outrage primarily about the rape, and not about how brutal it was or how it would pit one community against another — for example, the Kathua rape case — that real radical reform will follow
Actor and former NFL star Terry Crews has sued Adam Venit and the agency William Morris Endeavor over sexual assault and gender violence claims
'Marital rape a disgraceful offence’: Gujarat HC's ruling progressive, but mere condemnation of practice rings hollow
Marital rape is not yet a criminal offence in India, though the matter has been debated by legislators, policymakers and the civil society for a long time.
West Bengal Women and Child Development Minister Dr Sashi Panja said there should be well-drafted policies to handle situations involving gender violence
Watching Shoojit Sircar’s Pink was not easy. Within minutes, a cloud of anger, frustration and helplessness sat over me and stirred my cauldron of experiences and memories. Minal Arora, Falak Ali and Andrea Tariang are all of us women negotiating the terms of our sexual availability to the world at large. It was both cathartic and disturbing to watch various vignettes of my own life experience unfold on the big screen with such accuracy.
The Supreme Court judgment directing the police not to “automatically” arrest the accused in dowry harassment cases has sparked strong reactions from women’s rights activists who believe this ‘dilution’ will only make majority of the women who are facing harassment more vulnerable.
Gandhi was accompanied by AICC general secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh Madhusudan Mistry, state PCC chief Nirmal Khatri and chairman of AICC Scheduled Castes department K Raju.
Four people, one among them a woman, were arrested on Wednesday from the West Bengal capital for the gang-rape and then blackmailing of an 18-year-old married woman.
An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Tripura Police has been arrested on charges of raping a minor girl in southern Tripura, police said here on Tuesday.
The anatomy of rapes and riots is the same across the country. A miniscule percentage of actual rapes which take place during riots are reported to the authorities. Even lesser go to the trial stage, say activists who have closely observed patterns of gender violence in successive riots.
A new public awareness campaign is making waves for portraying Lakshmi, Saraswati and Durga as victims of domestic violence. It does great disservice to both our goddesses and our women.
While students say that JNU is still one of the safest places in Delhi's social landscape, they acknowledge that gender violence is on the rise.