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Since rape victims are real criminals in Qatar, not the rapists, FIFA intervenes
World

Since rape victims are real criminals in Qatar, not the rapists, FIFA intervenes

In Qatar, any sex outside marriage is considered as a crime and now the FIFA security committee has ordered the police of the Gulf nation not to arrest female rape victims

Haryana: Crime branch inspector rapes woman in lieu of helping jailed husband, NHRC takes suo motu cognisance
India

Haryana: Crime branch inspector rapes woman in lieu of helping jailed husband, NHRC takes suo motu cognisance

In May 2020, a woman resident of Palwal, came in contact with the inspector, who allegedly promised to help her husband, lodged in Neemka jail after a case was registered against him for attacking some people over certain dispute

Bengaluru woman accuses Rapido driver of 'sexual assault'; police say complaint filed with 'malicious intent': Report
India

Bengaluru woman accuses Rapido driver of 'sexual assault'; police say complaint filed with 'malicious intent': Report

According to a report, while the police have opened a case of sexual harassment against the driver and Rapido, they have also raised doubts about the veracity of the complaint saying that it was filed with "malicious intent"

EXCLUSIVE | Taslima Nasrin writes: SC bans two-finger test, but testing women’s chastity remains a patriarchal reality
Lifestyle

EXCLUSIVE | Taslima Nasrin writes: SC bans two-finger test, but testing women’s chastity remains a patriarchal reality

The two-finger test is nothing short of sexual harassment, a practice from barbaric times that has been passed down since antiquity

Karnataka: One more FIR lodged in Muruga Mutt sexual harassment case
India

Karnataka: One more FIR lodged in Muruga Mutt sexual harassment case

The FIR, containing names of Muruga Mutt seer Shivakumar Swamy and hostel warden Rashmi, was lodged on Thursday night on the basis of a complaint filed with the help of an Odanadi organisation

Five years of #MeToo: A look at how the campaign echoed around the world
World

Five years of #MeToo: A look at how the campaign echoed around the world

From Sweden to Israel, the #MeToo campaign to end sexual harassment and assault has reverberated around the world. It gave rise to homegrown hashtags, landmark cases and even anti-feminist backlashes

A news article, a hashtag and a viral tweet: How the #MeToo movement was born
World

A news article, a hashtag and a viral tweet: How the #MeToo movement was born

An article written by 'New York Times' journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey on sexual harassment by Hollywood giant Harvey Weinstein triggered what is became known as the #MeToo movement. A tweet from actress Alyssa Milano further lit the fuse on social media

School teacher arrested for molesting students in Pune
India

School teacher arrested for molesting students in Pune

Pune Zilla Parishad's Chief Executive Office Ayush Prasad said the teacher has been suspended and a police complaint filed against him

Kerala: Another controversial order by court which sparked row with observation in sexual harassment case
India

Kerala: Another controversial order by court which sparked row with observation in sexual harassment case

In an order dated 2 August, the sessions judge granted bail to 74-year old social activist and writer Civic Chandran in a case under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes by saying that offences under this statute would not prima facie stand against him as he was fighting against the caste s

Maharashtra: Man held for molesting woman on railway station platform
India

Maharashtra: Man held for molesting woman on railway station platform

Prateek Prakash Gurav, a resident of Rabale, had allegedly molested the woman on Wednesday when she was waiting to catch a suburban train to Ambernath

Madhya Pradesh: Out on bail, man rapes woman again after two years, threatens her to withdraw case
India

Madhya Pradesh: Out on bail, man rapes woman again after two years, threatens her to withdraw case

The woman complained that the incident, involving the accused and his friend, took place around a month back

Surat: School principal held for 'sexually harassing' student
India

Surat: School principal held for 'sexually harassing' student

The victim, a 14-year-old boy, studies in Class 8 in the school

Man held in connection with sexual harassment of woman in Delhi Metro
India

Man held in connection with sexual harassment of woman in Delhi Metro

The incident took place on 2 June, while the woman took to Twitter to narrate her ordeal

Govt taking all steps for safety of women athletes, says Anurag Thakur
Sports

Govt taking all steps for safety of women athletes, says Anurag Thakur

Regarding women's safety measures, Thakur said "we are trying not only to issue guidelines but to pass on these to every sportsperson so that they are not uninformed and they can protect themselves and their dignity"

50 nurses of govt-run hospital in Bhopal accuse its superintendent of sexual harassment; probe ordered
India

50 nurses of govt-run hospital in Bhopal accuse its superintendent of sexual harassment; probe ordered

The Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission has also served a notice to the Commissioner, Health, seeking a reply within 10 days

Parents of child who is victim of sexual offence cannot enter into compromise with accused: High Court
India

Parents of child who is victim of sexual offence cannot enter into compromise with accused: High Court

Parents cannot be allowed to compromise a child's dignity by an agreement, the bench of Justice Pankaj Jain said

As regulations against workplace harassment gain ground, it's time we turn to abuse against home-based workers too
Arts & Culture

As regulations against workplace harassment gain ground, it's time we turn to abuse against home-based workers too

In a new Homenet South Asia study, respondents from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India shared their experiences of physical, financial, verbal, psychological, and emotional abuse.

JNU circular on sexual harassment counselling session slammed by students as regressive
India

JNU circular on sexual harassment counselling session slammed by students as regressive

The circular, which students have said 'reeks of victim shaming', for counselling session states 'girls are suppose to know how to draw a tangible line between them and their male friends'

CBSE question paper: Sonia Gandhi may have earned political brownie points, but it’s not a victory for our education system
Politics

CBSE question paper: Sonia Gandhi may have earned political brownie points, but it’s not a victory for our education system

The passage selected for the question paper has drawn sharp criticism because it contains statements that can allegedly make readers imbibe gender stereotypes

WTA still 'deeply concerned' over tennis star Peng Shuai
Sports

WTA still 'deeply concerned' over tennis star Peng Shuai

WTA chairman Steve Simon "has reached out to Peng Shuai via various communication channels. He has sent her two emails, to which it was clear her responses were influenced by others," she said