crime against women

Honour Killing ~ A chilling truth

Honour Killing ~ A chilling truth

There is nothing honourable about killing someone in cold blood. Never. However, depraved people do find a way to weave a logic out of nonsense and that is what happens every...

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Let Her Live

Let Her Live

It has been more than six decades since India gained independence. But beneath the garb of so-called ‘freedom’, lies the tragedy of countless souls who are not even allowed to...

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Stop being harassed!

Stop being harassed!

Ladies, it is time to sit up and take note. Harassment of women has reached epidemic proportions in our society, country and indeed the world. It is high time we took steps to...

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Sex Mobs Attacking Women In Egypt

Sex Mobs Attacking Women In Egypt

Egypt is in the news again, for unsavoury reasons. Thanks to the Egyptian revolution, which has created a significant rift between the conservative fraternity and the liberals,...

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Winds of change

Winds of change

The uproar has been great – the tempestuous swirl of emotions have overtaken men and women alike after a 23 year-old-girl was brutalised by six men – not one or two, but six...

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Woman empowerment should be more than a mere slogan

Woman empowerment should be more than a mere slogan

At a time when the nation is shocked and maimed at the horrific act of violence committed against a Delhi girl, we wonder, what could the basis behind such a heinous act be,...

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Got stared at?

Got stared at?

Founded in January 2012, GotStaredAt, is a unique initiative that started off as a reaction to the prevailing notion that women bring on harassment because of the clothes they...

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The awakening

The awakening

The year comes to an end and after scores of speculations finally the world did not come to an end. But for India, a part of humanity certainly did. ...

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Journey of a woman

Journey of a woman

A cold jittery winter night in Pahalgam, India...

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Yoked to her nightmares

Yoked to her nightmares

The death of Amina al-Filali has finally managed to rouse the government, as well as the public in Morocco, to the fact that their laws need to change. Amina, a sixteen year old...

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Two finger test - additional trauma for rape victims !

Two finger test - additional trauma for rape victims !

We use the term “patriarchal society” quite generally, but very few of us realize the extent of patriarchy which we are embedded in. In India, patriarchy is embedded not just in...

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The ugly face of domestic violence in Kenya, and laws against it

The ugly face of domestic violence in Kenya, and laws against it

The ugly face of domestic violence has reared up through time, places, classes, cultures and ethnic groups, in order to establish itself as a worldwide problem which occurs in...

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Know your rights

Know your rights

Society’s relationship with women is a very disturbed one. It represses them, and it holds them up to the spotlight, it tries to hide them under a blanket of restrictive...

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Rights of migrant women workers

Rights of migrant women workers

Owing to globalization, there has been a rising flow of migrant workers from nations which have a narrow economic scope to compensate for the gaps in countries which have a...

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Turn your handbag into an eve-teaser's worst nightmare

Turn your handbag into an eve-teaser's worst nightmare

Self-defense is a necessary survival skill for every individual to acquire, regardless of gender; and one of many options available exclusively to women, is a handbag filled...

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How to file an FIR

How to file an FIR

What is an FIR? Ask yourselves – we have all heard this term being thrown around quite often, we all know that it one must file an FIR in case of a police matter – be it losing...

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Let her breathe, let her have her rights!

Let her breathe, let her have her rights!

The ancient Indian is said to have witnessed the golden times in every aspect including the rights of women. The society being more liberal and open minded saw women as equals...

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NRI marriages, what to be aware of

NRI marriages, what to be aware of

In India, marriage is taken very seriously. It is not so much about a couple deciding to spend their lives together because of love, but more of a social event where two...

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Behind the line of consideration: prostitutes and rights

Behind the line of consideration: prostitutes and rights

Prostitution is a global phenomenon. It is not a product of the modern times. It is, in fact, a profession, which dates back to centuries, and it might just be one of the oldest...

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Privacy rights of rape survivors

Privacy rights of rape survivors

The life of a rape survivor changes drastically the minute her rights are violated by her rapist or rapists. To fathom the emotional whirlwind endured by her as she is...

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Talking openly about marital rape in India

Talking openly about marital rape in India

"Marriage is predicated on your family's consent rather than hers. In most arranged marriages you marry a stranger and he has rights over you, you hope he will be kind and...

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Internet free speech and its impact on women in India

Internet free speech and its impact on women in India

"Targeting me for my journalism is fine. But when it is sexist and foul-mouthed abuse, which insults my gender identity I get incredibly angry. In the beginning I used to...

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Saudi Arabia's women have few rights

Saudi Arabia's women have few rights

“Saudi Arabia is probably the only country in the world where the government is pushing for reforms and the people are pulling back.” – Arab News. Among the many news pieces...

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A history of Slutwalk

A history of Slutwalk

On April 3rd 2011, approximately 3000 women in Toronto, Canada, took to the streets in a protest march against what they called “slut-shaming”. This occurred when a female...

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Marital rape is a crime in the US

Marital rape is a crime in the US

The roots of patriarchy in society go a long way back. It involves deep seated notions of male superiority and the logic that women, being “inferior” can be subjugated without a...

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Will India’s new acid attack laws reduce the number of acid attacks against women?

Will India’s new acid attack laws reduce the number of acid attacks against women?

In July 2013, the Supreme Court of India announced various new regulations which are aimed at regulating the sale of acid; this is a move which is intended to reduce the number...

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The Jimmy Ryce Act, Florida, USA protects children from molesters

The Jimmy Ryce Act, Florida, USA protects children from molesters

When 10-year old Jimmy Ryce, barely a fortnight away from his 11th birthday, got off his school bus on September 11th 1995 and walked home, his life changed forever. The little...

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Why we need to take back the night

Why we need to take back the night

Take Back the Night refers to a movement, which aims to empower women by holding a series of marches and events at night, during which women walk the streets and reclaim their...

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Age appropriate sex education could help reduce crimes against women in India

Age appropriate sex education could help reduce crimes against women in India

It takes little effort to figure out exactly how grim the situation is in India for its female residents. From the infamous but unforgotten Delhi gangrape in 2012 to more recent...

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Need for action against Human Trafficking in India

Need for action against Human Trafficking in India

Among the many human rights violations, which take place on a regular basis in India, the statistics on human trafficking bring forward the urgent need to prioritize it and...

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Being a girl - A synonym for being strong

Being a girl - A synonym for being strong

When you grow up as a girl the world tells you the things you should be : emotional, loving, beautiful and when you are those things the world tells you that you are inferior ,...

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