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Submission to the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women COVID-19 and the Increase in Domestic Violence

In response to the call for submissions by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, their causes and consequences, CREA and its partners made a submission on the increase of gender-based violence against women and domestic violence in… Continue Reading →

POCSO Case on Woman Activist Exposes Coproliths in Progressive Kerala’s Backyard

PAYAM SUDHAKARAN | 10 JULY, 2020 A society where no woman leaves home alone once darkness descends  All is not well with outwardly enlightened Kerala, especially when it comes to matters of ‘morality’. The latest episode is of Rehna Fathima, a… Continue Reading →

Albida Kalpana Mehta: A Note from WSS on the Passing Away of a Feminist Activist

By – Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression deeply mourns the passing away of Kalpana Mehta in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The loss of a fellow traveler and a comrade at a time… Continue Reading →

Gauhati HC grants divorce to man after woman refuses to wear ‘sindoor’

Earlier, a family court in Assam had rejected the husband’s plea for divorce on the grounds that the wife is not found to have inflicted any cruelty against the complainant. KEY HIGHLIGHTS The HC overruled the family court’s decision and… Continue Reading →

Kerala quarantine rules block three women from seeing their mother in her final days

The three sisters were desperately waiting for their institutional quarantine to finish on June 24 when their mother passed away.IMAGE FOR REPRESENTATION/PTICORONAVIRUS CORONAVIRUS SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2020 – 17:07 For now there is grief. And there is anger.  Brutality has many faces…. Continue Reading →

Please release my mother, Sudha Bharadwaj’

By PRASANNA D ZOREJune 17, 2020 10:36 ISTGet Rediff News in your Inbox:email  ‘If you don’t have any proof about her crime, then how can you keep her in jail?’ On August 28, 2020, the respected lawyer and human rights activist Sudha… Continue Reading →

Domestic violence: Perpetrators emboldened as cops busy with lockdown, NGOs closed

By Manu Shrivastava* “The lockdown has itself created psychological issues and violence within the family. Women have been burdened with more work; children have been unable to go to schools…One of the critical areas which has come to our notice… Continue Reading →

Rape victim’s say mandatory in deciding bail of accused, says Delhi High Court

Hearing a case related to the bail granted to the accused in a minor’s rape case, the court said that during emergency situations such as the current lockdown, bail pleas are being heard by sessions judges who are not regular… Continue Reading →

Tripura Activists protest against rise in atrocities against women during lockdown

It has been over two months since India went into a complete lockdown to control the fast-spreading coronavirus. This lockdown rendered many women trapped with their perpetrators within the four walls of their house. Domestic violence cases are, thus, on… Continue Reading →

India victims of 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy dying of coronavirus

Indian families that suffered from the deadly industrial disaster in 1984 accuse the government of abandoning them. Victims of a horrifying 1984 gas leak in the Indian city of Bhopal, who have long suffered the debilitating fallout of the world’s… Continue Reading →

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