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One Woman Reports A Rape Every 15 Minutes In India

One Woman Reports A Rape Every 15 Minutes In India

One woman reported a rape every 15 minutes on average in India in 2018, according to government data released on Thursday, underlining its dismal reputation as one of the worst places in the world to be female. The highly publicised gang rape and murder of a woman in a bus in New Delhi in 2012 […]

Hijab Women Take To The Streets Of India Demanding For Their Rights

Hijab Women Take To The Streets Of India Demanding For Their Rights

As a crowd of protesters swelled around them under the watchful eyes of dozens of policemen in riot gear, a cluster of young female students in burqas stood outside their university in New Delhi shouting anti-government slogans. “What is happening in the country is wrong,” Shabana, a 21-year-old student at Jamia Millia Islamia University, said […]

India Court Orders Execution Of Convicts For 2012 Deadly Rape On Jan. 22

India Court Orders Execution Of Convicts For 2012 Deadly Rape On Jan. 22

Four men sentenced to death for the gang rape and murder of a woman on a New Delhi bus in an attack that sent shockwaves across the world will be hanged on Jan. 22, an Indian court ruled on Tuesday. The four men were convicted in 2013 of the rape, torture and murder of the […]

A New Mynamar : Building An Inclusive City In Myanmar, One Trash Alley At A Time

A New Mynamar : Building An Inclusive City In Myanmar, One Trash Alley At A Time

For years, Yee Lay kept the back door of her ground-floor apartment firmly shut to keep out both the stench from the rubbish that other tenants would carelessly throw behind the building and the hordes of rats that fed on it. Now, standing in the narrow back alley in downtown Yangon, the longtime resident beamed […]

Indian Rape Victim Dies In Hospital After Being Set Ablaze

Indian Rape Victim Dies In Hospital After Being Set Ablaze

A 23-year-old rape victim set on fire by a gang of men, which included her alleged rapists, has died in a New Delhi hospital, prompting protests from opposition leaders who blamed the ruling party for failing to check incidents of violence against women. The woman was on her way to board a train in Unnao […]

Mobile Theatres To Screen Child Slavery Film In Rural India

Mobile Theatres To Screen Child Slavery Film In Rural India

A film about a boy trafficked to work in a carpet factory is to be screened in remote Indian villages to raise awareness about child slavery among families often targeted by human traffickers. Due to be released on Thursday, “Jhalki” tracks a nine-year-old girl’s struggle to find her younger brother after their parents unwittingly sell […]

India’s Human Traffickers Escaping Punishment- Data Shows Few Convictions

India’s Human Traffickers Escaping Punishment- Data Shows Few Convictions

Poor enforcement of the law by stretched police means that many slave-owners escape punishment, said, anti-trafficking campaigners Less than 1% of Indians charged with slavery offences during the past decade were convicted, research showed on Tuesday, as anti-slavery campaigners called for tougher action on human traffickers to stop them preying on people. Out of 429 […]

India Leaves Nearly 2 Million People Off Citizens’ List

India Leaves Nearly 2 Million People Off Citizens’ List

Nearly 2 million people have been left off a list of citizens released on Saturday in India’s northeastern state of Assam, after a mammoth years-long exercise to check illegal immigration from neighbouring Muslim-majority Bangladesh. Resentment against illegal immigrants has simmered for years in Assam, one of India’s poorest states, with residents blaming outsiders, many said […]

India’s Top Court To Probe Threat Accusations Against Politician Accused Of Rape

India’s Top Court To Probe Threat Accusations Against Politician Accused Of Rape

A woman who accused a state legislator of rape is battling for her life after a weekend car crash that police are investigating. India’s Supreme Court will look into accusations that a powerful regional politician threatened the family of a woman who accused him of rape, the chief justice said on Wednesday, stepping into a […]

Indian Mother, Daughter Have Heads Shaved After Resisting Gang Rape

Indian Mother, Daughter Have Heads Shaved After Resisting Gang Rape

India has a grim record of sexual violence against women despite legal reforms after the gang rape of a Delhi student on a bus in December 2012, which triggered global outrage.   An Indian mother and her daughter were beaten and had their heads shaved by a group of men after they resisted a gang […]

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