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India’s Top Court Orders Gender Equality In Navy

India’s Top Court Orders Gender Equality In Navy

India’s top court on Tuesday ordered the navy to treat male and female officers equally, rejecting the government’s argument that women could not be sailors because there were no separate bathrooms on ships as “illusory”. The Supreme Court also instructed the government to give all women officers permanent contracts with the same benefits as men, […]

India’s Poor Risk Loss Of Privacy, Land In Drive To Digitise Records

India’s Poor Risk Loss Of Privacy, Land In Drive To Digitise Records

A push to digitise land records in India to establish ownership and minimise conflicts has raised concerns over privacy for poorer communities and could make them more vulnerable to evictions, legal and technology experts said on Monday. India’s national land record modernisation programme seeks to re-survey lands, verify and upgrade records, and put the information […]

How Indian State’s Three-Capital Plan Could Spur Equal Growth

How Indian State’s Three-Capital Plan Could Spur Equal Growth

A proposal by the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to have three capitals rather than one could be a model for more equal development and help release pressure from the country’s overcrowded cities, say planning experts. Last month, the government of Andhra Pradesh passed the Decentralisation and Equal Development of All Regions Bill to […]

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 […]

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