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Feminist Panel says No to Death Penalty for Sexual Violence

Coalition Against Sexual Violence and the Death Penalty January 24, 2020 EXECUTION IS NOT THE SOLUTION The Dec 2012 case, which resulted in massive public outrage and nation wide protests demanding speedy justice in cases of sexual violence along with a… Continue Reading →

The Formal Economy as Patriarchy: Vandana Shiva

To achieve economic equality, activist and author Vandana Shiva says we need to recognize the value of women’s work and start counting production, not just profits. WRITTEN BYJumana Farouky LONDON – In the middle of a conference ringing with the latest development… Continue Reading →

Gujarat HC – Two finger test on rape survivor is illegal

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat high court has held that the two-finger test to check the virginity of rape victims is unconstitutional. It directed the trial courts and doctors to bear this in mind because “it violates the right of the victim… Continue Reading →

Women’s working hours are just getting longer

Olivia Petter Lottie, 25, who works in PR, was thrilled when she was given a special project at work. “As a young person I saw it as an opportunity to prove myself and deliver,” she tells The Independent. But the… Continue Reading →

Pulping stereotypes, hijab firmly in place

Mohammed.Wajihuddin At first glance, nothing seems out of place in the air-conditioned, state-of-the-art gym in Jogeshwari (West). But a closer look reveals that among the fitness freaks sweating it out on treadmills or pumping iron is a girl in black… Continue Reading →

Fisherwomen from a Tamil Nadu town use food to fight Adani’s port expansion

Pulicat’s fisherfolk are fighting against Adani group’s port expansion, which will convert 1145 hectares of land and seawater to industrial real estate, possibly erasing close to 50 villages. NEWS ENVIRONMENT  FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2020 – 19:31Sreedevi Jayarajan Uma peers into the iron… Continue Reading →

SC reinstates woman who accused Gogoi of sexual harassment New Delhi: The Supreme Court has reinstated a woman employee, who, after being dismissed for insubordination in December 2018, had levelled sexual harassment charges against previous Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi in April 2019. A three-judge SC inquiry… Continue Reading →

Anti-CAA stir: Munawwar Rana’s daughters booked, poet slams BJP

Noted Urdu poet Munawwar Rana has sharply criticised the Yogi Adityanath government and Lucknow Police after his daughters were booked during an anti-CAA protest. Women protesting against CAA at Clock Tower in Lucknow. (PTI File) HIGHLIGHTS Munawwar Rana has criticised… Continue Reading →

Muzaffarpur shelter rape Scale of abuse shocked us: TISS team member

Qayam Masumi of the audit team that blew the lid off bone-chilling horrors at the Bihar home says the children were too afraid to speak up and used sign language to communicate Rahi.Gaikwadmirrorfeedback@timesgroup.comTWEETS @MumbaiMirror Two years after the TISS team… Continue Reading →

UP iron-fist fails to crush women

By late night, some 250 women and children had occupied the Ghanta Ghar clock towerBy Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow Published 18.01.20, 4:00 AM Alandmark in Lucknow fell on Friday to a sudden swoop by Shaheen Bagh-style protesters, undeterred by boasts of demonstrators being… Continue Reading →

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