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Jharkhand – Woman tonsured, paraded naked by mob on witchcraft allegation after villager’s death

RANCHI: A woman was tonsured and paraded naked for allegedly practising witchcraft at Kombakera village of Simdega district in Jharkhand, police said on Tuesday. The woman was also slapped with a fine of Rs 500. Soon after the incident, the victim… Continue Reading →

Second wave of #metoo hits Europe as several women come forward with sexual assault claims

By Prashant Singh -September 20, 2020 Europe has been hit with a current wave of #MeToo allegations after extreme profile ladies spoke out about be subjected to sexual harassment and misconduct at work.  Widespread Danish TV presenter Sofie Linde, 31, shocked viewers… Continue Reading →

Odisha -Kalahandi Tribal Pregnant Women have to walk 35 kms for delivery

It’s miles to go for a safer childbirth in Odisha’s Kalahandi Satyasundar BarikBHUBANESWAR,  Women brave arduous journeys to reach hospitals. After walking down two hills, taking a boat across a huge reservoir and then finally travelling 30 km on bumpy… Continue Reading →

Covid 19- Lockdown – Changing Face of Sexual Harassment, Virtually

As work from home takes centre stage, companies are coming up with new norms to address virtual workplace harassment, but lack of physical hearings and privacy issues pose challengesRukmini Rao | Following the 2017 debacle of Hollywood moghul Harvey Weinstein, social… Continue Reading →

India -Rural women amidst pandemic: 43% report violence next door, 38% admit verbal abuse

An Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), Delhi, conducted a survey among 4,500 women respodnetns in rural areas of 20 Indian states during the month of July and August 2020 has found that the Covid-19 pandemic has had huge impact… Continue Reading →

Uttar Pradesh: Husband rips open pregnant woman’s stomach to know gender; arrested

The woman’s family alleged that the man wanted a son and committed the crime to know if it was male or female foetus. The woman is said to be six to seven months pregnant, the police said. (Representational)6Bdaun, Uttar Pradesh: … Continue Reading →

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87

September 18, 20207:28 PM ET NINA TOTENBERG Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — here in her chambers during a 2019 interview with NPR’s Nina Totenberg — died on Friday at the age of 87.Shuran Huang/NPR Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,… Continue Reading →

Mumbai: Drug rehabilitation specialist and ‘psychiatrist’ Dr Yusuf Merchant accused of sexual abuse, including minor’s rape

Dr Yusuf Merchant█ Disturbing testimonies of seven of Dr Yusuf Merchant’s patients given to Maharashtra Medical Council Collective called People Against Rehab Abuse (PARA) brings multiple charges of abuse against celeb doctor The Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) has received a complaint levelling serious charges… Continue Reading →

Dalits bear brunt of India’s ‘endemic’ sexual violence crisis

POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 0SHARES Girls in Uttar Pradesh targeted in assaults aiming to reinforce caste and gender hierarchies, say activists A spate of brutal rapes and murders of young girls in a single district of India over the past… Continue Reading →

India – Don’t ghettoise women

Monday, 24 August 2020 | Santosh K Biswal/ Uttam Chakraborty Merely doling out period leave may not improve the efficiency of women. Understanding the demographic pattern, re-engineering the value system and social support are the need of the hour The perennial deliberations… Continue Reading →

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