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Maharashtra – Tribal girls raped in hostel, 2 officials held #Vaw

Mazhar Ali TNN Chandrapur: The superintendent and deputy superintendent of a tribal girls’ hostel attached to an English medium school in Rajura town of Chandrapur were arrested over the weekend for sexual abuse of girls. The arrests were made after… Continue Reading →

India – Here, women lose sleep over a bucket of water

Village women living in four parched hamlets of Nashik district have to make midnight treks to their only source of water. Sometimes, a few litres take all night Aditya.Waikul@timesgroup.com Life has been a series of miserable summers for Paribai Waghmare…. Continue Reading →

India Elections and the Issue of Civil Liberties

Only Congress and two Left parties have focused on civil liberties in their manifestos, which is a welcome expression of their commitment after a break of many decades.Gautam Navlakha  Image for representational use only.Image Courtesy : Scroll Civil liberties and… Continue Reading →

The “Global gag rule”: Curtailing women’s reproductive rights

Ruth Macklin Abstract The Global gag rule (GGR), originally known as the Mexico City Policy, is a United States policy that limits the reproductive rights of women in many resource-poor countries. In 2018, the US administration of President Donald Trump… Continue Reading →

How medical malpractice has made hysterectomies a big business in Marathwada

Radheshyam Jadhav  Pune | Hysterectomies are turning cane-cutter women in Marathwada into ‘living working machines’ The National Commision of Women’s decision — following a report by BusinessLine — to issue a notice to Maharashtra Chief Secretary UPS Madan asking for legal action to… Continue Reading →

Sex With A Woman On The False Promise Of Marriage Is Rape, SC Restates Legal Position

Image Credit: Outlook India, India TV News Supreme Court has again reiterated its legal position and has held that a man having sex with a woman promising to marry her will amount to rape. The woman’s consent having been obtained by fraud… Continue Reading →

Women Run the Politics Too in Many Himachal Districts

With high literacy rate in Himachal, there is heightened awareness on the importance of voting among women Aman.Sharma Hamirpur | Kangra: Using an LPG cylinder, she makes tea which she sells to customers for Rs 5 a cup at Hamirpur’s… Continue Reading →

Kerala nun rape case: Chargesheet filed against Bishop Franco

This is the first time in the history of the Catholic Church that a top clergyman is being tried in court over allegations of sexual assault. HIGHLIGHTS The probe team, led by investigation officer Vaikom Dy SP K Subhash, submitted… Continue Reading →

TISS panel wants professor sacked- #MeToo

Y Mumbai: The internal committee (IC) of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) has recommended the removal of a senior professor who was accused of sexual misconduct by a former student. While the final decision is pending with the… Continue Reading →

DMK suspends party leader for slut shaming actress Nayanthara

The DMK on Monday suspended its leader and actor Radha Ravi for slut shaming actress Nayanthara at a public function. Speaking at a film event on Saturday, Ravi, himself a veteran actor and president of Tamil Nadu’s dubbing union, had… Continue Reading →

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