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'Rising trend of powerful men seeking gag orders': Read NWMI's statement on muzzling of media in cases of sexual assault, harassment
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'Rising trend of powerful men seeking gag orders': Read NWMI's statement on muzzling of media in cases of sexual assault, harassment

In the context of rape in particular, the trend of the accused seeking to prevent the media from covering trials presents a unique challenge for media reportage.

After hearing case for two years, court seeks transfer of MJ Akbar's defamation suit against Priya Ramani
India

After hearing case for two years, court seeks transfer of MJ Akbar's defamation suit against Priya Ramani

The magistrate said since this case was not filed against an MP/MLA, he was marking the matter to the principal district and sessions judge to consider re-assigning it to another metropolitan magistrate

Umakant Gundecha named in #MeToo allegation by former student; Dhrupad Sansthan founder denies misconduct
India

Umakant Gundecha named in #MeToo allegation by former student; Dhrupad Sansthan founder denies misconduct

Last month, several anonymous accusations of sexual misconduct had surfaced against two other members of the Dhrupad Sansthan founding family — the late Ramakant Gundecha, and pakhawaj artiste Akhilesh Gundecha.

#MeToo case at Gundecha Dhrupad Sansthan deepens as students allege mishandling of sexual harassment plaints
India

#MeToo case at Gundecha Dhrupad Sansthan deepens as students allege mishandling of sexual harassment plaints

In a collective statement shared by some students of the Dhrupad Sansthan with Firstpost, several issues have been flagged with respect to the gurukul’s official response to the harassment allegations against Akhilesh and late Ramakant Gundecha.

Disclosed sexual harassment against MJ Akbar for public good, Priya Ramani tells Delhi court
India

Disclosed sexual harassment against MJ Akbar for public good, Priya Ramani tells Delhi court

Senior advocate Rebecca John, appearing for Ramani, told the court that as per law it is not defamation to impute anything which is true concerning any person if it is for the public good

Dhrupad Sansthan in sexual misconduct row; Akhilesh Gundecha steps down amid harassment allegations
India

Dhrupad Sansthan in sexual misconduct row; Akhilesh Gundecha steps down amid harassment allegations

Amid allegations of sexual misconduct, aired on social media this week, Akhilesh Gundecha, a noted pakhawaj artiste, stepped down from his position at the Dhrupad Sansthan.

In #MeToo era, 'solidarity' requires taking better care of the stories and survivors of sexual violence
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In #MeToo era, 'solidarity' requires taking better care of the stories and survivors of sexual violence

We have been hearing accounts of sexual violence in an unprecedented manner online for almost half a decade now. But even after several waves of #MeToo, we are still struggling to get the concept of solidarity right.

#MeToo on screen: How documentaries like Athlete A, Leaving Neverland have foregrounded survivors' narratives
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#MeToo on screen: How documentaries like Athlete A, Leaving Neverland have foregrounded survivors' narratives

The #MeToo and Time's Up movements sparked a paradigm shift, bringing some hope to the stories of survivors. In this two-part series, we look at documentary and fiction films which foregrounded the narratives of survivors while raising questions about the pervasive complicity machines that protected the Weinsteins of the world.

#MeToo on screen: From Bombshell to The Assistant, Hollywood's fictional examinations of the movement
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#MeToo on screen: From Bombshell to The Assistant, Hollywood's fictional examinations of the movement

The #MeToo and Time's Up movements sparked a paradigm shift, bringing some hope to the stories of survivors. In this two-part series, we look at documentary and fiction films which foregrounded the narratives of survivors while raising questions about the pervasive complicity machines that protected the Weinsteins of the world.

Ashley Judd can pursue sexual harassment lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, court rules
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Ashley Judd can pursue sexual harassment lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, court rules

A federal appeals court reinstated a major part of Ashley Judd’s lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, finding the producer had power over the actor which should make her able to sue under a California sexual harassment law.

Seoul mayor Park Won-soon found dead days after being accused of harassment by secretary
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Seoul mayor Park Won-soon found dead days after being accused of harassment by secretary

Park, who was serving his third term as mayor of Seoul, a city of 10 million, had often been cited as a possible successor to President Moon Jae-in, whose single five-year term is set to expire in 2022

Harvey Weinstein hit with four additional charges of sexual assault, including rape of a minor
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Harvey Weinstein hit with four additional charges of sexual assault, including rape of a minor

Harvey Weinstein, the Oscar-winning producer of Shakespeare in Love, was convicted of raping an aspiring actress in 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on a TV and film production assistant in 2006.

Delhi Police arrests Instagram group admin in 'bois locker room' case; 27 other members identified
India

Delhi Police arrests Instagram group admin in 'bois locker room' case; 27 other members identified

After Delhi Police apprehended a 15-year-old boy with regard to the Bois Locker Room case, five other students were questioned by the Cyber Crime Cell on 5 May.

Delhi Police apprehends 15-year-old boy for alleged link with Instagram group 'bois locker room'; identifies 20 members
India

Delhi Police apprehends 15-year-old boy for alleged link with Instagram group 'bois locker room'; identifies 20 members

After lodging an FIR against the members of 'bois locker room', an Instagram group reportedly created to exchange photos of minor girls and pass lewd comments, the Delhi Police apprehended a 15-year-old boy on 4 May.

Delhi Cyber Crime, DCW take cognisance of boys who created Instagram group to exchange pictures of minor girls, pass lewd comments
India

Delhi Cyber Crime, DCW take cognisance of boys who created Instagram group to exchange pictures of minor girls, pass lewd comments

The Delhi Commission for Women has issued a notice to Instagram and Delhi Police over 'bois locker room', a group chat made to share pictures of minor girls and make lewd comments. The Delhi Police Cyber Crime Cell has filed a case against the accused under relevant sections of the IT Act and other sections of the IPC

With a 'Legal Cell' on Twitter, Ungender aids women seeking information about workplace laws, harassment redressal
India

With a 'Legal Cell' on Twitter, Ungender aids women seeking information about workplace laws, harassment redressal

Ungender, an organisation that has been working on the implementation of the anti-sexual harassment act and other gender-centric laws at the workplace, is offering counselling on its Twitter account. Managing partner Pallavi Pareek outlines the ways in which women are discriminated against at the workplace, and why top leadership should be more empathetic to those who raise complaints

Coronavirus Outbreak: Harvey Weinstein tested positive, quarantined, confirms NY state prison head
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Harvey Weinstein tested positive, quarantined, confirms NY state prison head

The New York City jail system that includes Rikers has reported at least 19 inmates and 12 staff members being diagnosed with coronavirus

Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi’s defence against sexual harassment charges: The frank interview that wasn’t
India

Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi’s defence against sexual harassment charges: The frank interview that wasn’t

Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi made many statements exonerating himself prior to the initiation of any inquiry from the pulpit. Having been the presiding officer of the hearing, he chose not to have any of this recorded in the record of proceedings and chose not to sign the order. At the very outset, Gogoi ought to have recused himself from the matter.

Harvey Weinstein reportedly tests positive for coronavirus in New York state prison, placed in isolation
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Harvey Weinstein reportedly tests positive for coronavirus in New York state prison, placed in isolation

Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison on 11 March under the charges of sexual assault and rape.

A #MeToo case highlights how 'due process' may shortchange and re-traumatise survivors who speak out
India

A #MeToo case highlights how 'due process' may shortchange and re-traumatise survivors who speak out

In cases of sexual harassment, ‘due process’ is held up as a kind of golden ideal. But how does it translate into practice? If an organisation is committed to social justice and human rights, does this automatically make its own workplaces egalitarian or safe? And what does a complainant do when due process has failed her? These are among the questions development sector professional Shivani Lal confronted after filing a complaint of sexual harassment against a former colleague, Mathew Jacob, in October 2018.