Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Six of seven girls, who escaped Bihar childcare institution, found in Darbhanga
Opposition parties flayed the NDA government in Bihar, alleging that five of the girls were "witnesses" in the Muzaffarpur scandal and claimed their escape was a "conspiracy" hatched by the ruling dispensation to protect "big shots".
Karnataka: Women-led march to Bengaluru, demanding liquor ban in state, to end with silent protest at Vidhana Soudha today
The 200-kilometre march, where protestors were demanding a liquor ban in Karnataka, was held under the banner of the Madya Nisheda Andolana, a women-led anti-alcohol movement. It started from Chitradurga on 19 January.
Growing up on a diet of Hindi films, it’s hard to have missed the depiction of on-screen sexual violence on women, what it entails and how they should feel following the violation — that is, if they aren’t killed or commit suicide.
'Consensual sex of live-in partners not rape if man fails to marry': SC ruling tackles sensitive issues like consent, but lacks nuance
While the Supreme Court judgment takes a hard look at consensual relationships, rape, and consent itself, and is progressive to some extent, it lacks nuance. The Supreme Court, on 22 November, 2018, held that if a person had not made the promise to marry with the sole intent to seduce a woman to indulge in sexual acts, such an act would not amount to rape.
India’s first women-only party launched with aim to fight for reservation in Parliament, against workplace harassment
A 36-year-old doctor and social activist launched a women's only party to fight for issues like reservation for women in Parliament and harassment of women at workplace.
Smriti Irani says Naveen Patnaik deprived Odisha of PMJAY benefits; BJD says state scheme offers better facilities
Irani said that Patnaik "rejected" the Ayushman Bharat scheme despite the fact that over 60 percent of Odisha's women and children suffer from anaemia and the state ranks number one in the birth of stunted children.
Three arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri district after 15-year-old girl beaten to death for resisting molestation attempt
The Class 11 student in Uttar Pradesh's Manipuri district was hung on a tree using her dupatta. The villagers gathered at the spot and the police were informed.
The Delhi High Court was told by the police on Friday that it has installed around 4,388 CCTV cameras in vulnerable areas of the national capital to ensure safety and security of women.
Kerala church suspends five priests over charges of sexually abusing a woman, using her confession for blackmail
The priests — three of Niranam diocese, one from Thumpamon diocese and another from diocese of Delhi — allegedly used the Kerala woman's confession to blackmail her.
Four atrocities against minor girls reported from Uttar Pradesh in a week; data shows rising crimes against children in state
A series of brutal crimes against minors have been reported from Uttar Pradesh in the past week, turning the spotlight on the issue of safety of girl children in the state.
Ola's perfunctory response to sexual harassment allegation against driver shows that customer safety isn't a priority
For a company that is constantly innovating in terms of strategy and technology, Ola does not seem to be working on how it deals with sexual harassment, which is a recurring issue
Sanam Maher's book is a steady journey through the dystopia of people who actively wished for Qandeel Baloch's death, or contributed actively to the wave of hate for her
35-year-old woman gang-raped by father, his friends in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur; one arrested, two absconding
In a shocking case, a man has been booked for raping his 35-year-old daughter along with two of his friends in Sitapur city in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Thursday.
Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women, the United Nations said on Thursday.
Men's participation in social media wave #MeToo highlights need for men to own up to their privilege
If you were on social media yesterday I'd be surprised if your Twitter and Facebook timelines were not flooded with #MeToo and brutal stories from women of all ages about what they've faced.
Violence against women: Delhi, Sao Paolo named worst megacities in world; London, Paris, Tokyo the safest
Delhi was paired with Brazil's Sao Paulo as the world's worst megacities for sexual sexual harassment and violence against women in a survey
New Delhi: A 30-year-old taxi driver has been arrested for allegedly raping a 23-year-old woman at a park near Red Fort, the police said.
A case of assault and molestation has been registered against the culprit Puneet Malviya, who fled following the incident in a gym in Indore
SC hearing Aadhaar petitions: Right to privacy is an important tool for women living in patriarchal world
In its relentless march towards universal Aadhaar, the government is currently arguing before the Supreme Court that citizens don’t, in fact, have a fundamental right to privacy. While this should scare everyone in the country, women especially should be particularly concerned with the upcoming judgment and what it could potentially mean for us.
The death of Manjula Devak, a PhD scholar from IIT Delhi, has exposed a society which still views women only as bringers of dowry. Not as sentient humans beings with lives, dreams and abilities of their own.