violence against women

Delhi to get 5 new courts for women attack cases


September 11th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday announced a decision to set up five special courts for the early disposal of cases related to violence against women."Five courts ... Read more...

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Women’s panel should reflect on its purpose: Aruna Roy


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The women's rights apex body, National Commission for Women (NCW), needs to reflect on its role and work on gender-based issues, National Advisory Council member ... Read more...

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Violence rising against women for using right to choose partner


July 20th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Incidents of violence against women for love marriages or entering into relationships are increasing in the country, a feminist legal group said Friday.Advocating the women's ... Read more...

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Bollywood condemns Guwahati molestation


July 14th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) "Disgusting" and "shameful" is how Bollywood celebrities Amitabh Bachchan, Bipasha Basu and Farhan Akhtar have dubbed the molestation of a teenager by a mob in ... Read more...

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Sports effective tool for change in gender issues: Study


May 30th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Sensitising young athletes and their coaches about gender issues can be an effective tool for prevention of violence against women, according to a study by ... Read more...

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Now Pakistani men face revenge acid attacks from women


May 12th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Using acid as a weapon to disfigure women has become a worrying trend in Pakistan. But now the tables seem to have been turned on them ... Read more...

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8,500 Pakistani women victims of violence in 2011


February 14th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Over 8,500 Pakistani women last year suffered from violence like sexual assault, acid throwing and even honour killings, a non-governmental organisation said Tuesday.An annual report issued ... Read more...

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Florist gets 10-year jail for raping octogenarian


January 31st, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Law makers must consider re-defining the offence of rape to deal with different categories of accused, a Delhi court said Tuesday while awarding 10 years' ... Read more...

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Mulayam’s job promise to raped women draws flak


January 30th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's promise of giving jobs to rape victims was slammed Monday by Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath and ... Read more...

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Violence against women rises in Pakistan


January 15th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) Violence against women in Pakistan -- from domestic incidents to sexual assaults -- was on the rise in 2011, with 8,000 cases reported to the authorities.According ... Read more...

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Pitt, Jolie meet Obama at White House


January 12th, 2012 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) One of Hollywood's most famous couples, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Wednesday met with US President Barack Obama at the White House, the Huffington ... Read more...

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Protect your women, girls: EU tells Pakistan, Afghanistan


December 17th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Strasbourg, Dec 17 (IANS) The European Parliament has asked Pakistan and Afghanistan to pay immediate attention to the crimes against women and advised them to ensure better laws to protect ... Read more...

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Women’s power reigns in northeastern police


December 15th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Umsaw Khwan (Meghalaya), Dec 15 (IANS) It was a show of feminine power at the North Eastern Police Academy's (NEPA) passing out parade where women police officers took home most ... Read more...

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Mexico sets 60-year prison term for female homicides


December 15th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 15 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's lower house approved a bill that would make female homicides, or "femicides", punishable by between 40-60 years in prison, legislative sources said.The bill, which ... Read more...

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Man rapes daughter, sells her for $365


December 12th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 12 (IANS/EFE) A Mexican man was arrested for raping his 14-year-old daughter and then selling her for 5,000 pesos (about $365) to his friend, who also sexually ... Read more...

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Social media to drive movement against corruption: Survey


December 11th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Orkut are emerging as an important tool to drive movement against corruption and bring positive change in ... Read more...

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Acid thrown at three Afghan sisters


November 30th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 30 (IANS) Three sisters were disfigured after acid was thrown at them in Afghanistan's Kunduz province.The three girls - aged 8, 12 and 17 - were disfigured Tuesday ... Read more...

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UN needs more funds to end violence against women: Ban


November 24th, 2011 - 3:48 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for annual donations of $100 million to the UN Trust Fund to better finance the UN-led efforts to end ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar highlights women’s role in Indian polity


October 18th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Addressing the 125th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) assembly being held in Berne, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Tuesday talked about the role of women in ... Read more...

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Women workforce underpaid in India: World Bank


October 13th, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Women's weekly wages in India are 71 percent of men's in salaried work, a World Bank report said Wednesday.The 'Gender Equality and Development' report found ... Read more...

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Activists give voice to women in strife-torn regions


September 30th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Women activists from South Asian countries have emphasised upon a greater role for women in peace building measures in conflict-ridden regions."We need to document women's ... Read more...

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Delhi equally unsafe by day for women, says study


September 23rd, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Delhi is said to be unsafe for women at night. A new study now says the city is equally unsafe by day.According to the Centre ... Read more...

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Men need to change to stop violence against women: Meira Kumar


September 16th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Calling for a change in the mindset of men to stop physical and sexual violence against women, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Thursday said ... Read more...

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More women needed in South Asian politics: Activists


September 15th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) A rise in the number of women in politics is the need of the hour for advancement of women's rights in South Asia, say social ... Read more...

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UN to help empower elected women in Karnataka


September 14th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, UN Women Wednesday said it will work with the Karnataka government to ... Read more...

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British embassy honours Dubai foundation


September 12th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 11 (IANS/WAM) The British embassy in Dubai has honoured the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children for providing counseling, protection and support to women and children against violence.Mandy ... Read more...

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Nepali father drowns daughters


August 12th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 12 (IANS) A Nepali father turned out to be the killer of his two daughters, aged nine and seven years, in western Parbat district, after cooking up an ... Read more...

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Young South African women told to be independent


August 12th, 2011 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Aug 12 (IANS) A popular South African gospel artiste has asked young women to become educated, independent and avoid taking financial support as well as being abused by men, ... Read more...

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Delhi hosts Slut Walk, flays sexual violence (With Images)


July 31st, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The blood-curdling shriek of a girl rang through the road leading to Jantar Mantar here Sunday morning. She was being raped -- in a ... Read more...

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Poonam Pandey to lead slutwalk in Mumbai


July 31st, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) After the first slutwalk in the capital Sunday, the campaign will move to Mumbai, says controversial model Poonam Pandey and that she will lead it."Full ... Read more...

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Delhi all set for its first Slutwalk


July 30th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The virtual world was Saturday abuzz with last minute invitations, even as preparations were in full swing for the capital's first Slut Walk or ... Read more...

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No protest curbs at Jantar Mantar, India Gate now (Lead)


July 29th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Within 24 hours of banning any gathering of five or more people in the heart of the capital coinciding with parliament session beginning Aug 1, ... Read more...

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Delhi to host ‘Slut Walk’ Sunday


July 29th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Delhi will Sunday host the country's first Slut Walk, or 'Besharmi Morcha' -- a campaign to protest the random usage of the word 'slut' and ... Read more...

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Debate on gender inequality sets mood for Slut Walk


July 10th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) College students and professionals participated in a debate on gender inequality at Jantar Mantar here Sunday, ahead of the country's first Slut Walk later ... Read more...

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No headway in Delhi rape case


July 7th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Police have failed to establish the identities of two men who along with another person gangraped a 16-year-old girl in a moving car for six ... Read more...

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