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How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Affecting Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health

By Samira Sadeque A dated photo of a mother and her child from West Point, a low-income neighbourhood of Monrovia, Liberia. Advocates worry that there will be numerous kinds of impact on women’s access to sexual and reproductive health facilities around… Continue Reading →

Lockdown -Matrimonial disputes -Men wanting to reduce maintenance amounts

They also point to cases of reducing maintenance amounts and men wanting to renegotiate alimony conditions Sunil.Baghel@timesgroup.com While many people in lockdown are appreciating the opportunity to spend time with families, there seems to be a side-effect as well. Matrimonial… Continue Reading →

Activists Urge Roping In ASHA Workers And Other Novel Approaches As Domestic Violence Rises During Lockdowns

Akshita Nagpal April 6, 2020 New Delhi: As the United Nations (UN) chief called for a “ceasefire” in domestic violence against women and girls during the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, Indian rights workers and activists have urged for inventive responses to the spike in domestic… Continue Reading →

Corona Lockdowns around the world bring rise in domestic violence

Activists say pattern of increasing abuse is repeated in countries from Brazil to Germany, China to Greece Emma Graham-Harrison, Angela Giuffrida in Rome, Helena Smith in Athens and Liz Ford Around the world, as cities have gone into lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus,… Continue Reading →

Covid-19 -As domestic abuse rises in lockdown, France to fund hotel rooms

After the restrictions came into force, cases of violence against women have increased, including two murders. France has said it would pay for hotel rooms for victims of domestic violence and open pop-up counselling centres after figures showed the number… Continue Reading →

The Corona of Misogyny: What kind of man wishes rape on women who oppose death penalty for rapists?

IndiaAnna MM Vetticad Mar 28, 2020 Trigger warning: This article contains descriptions of graphic threats of sexual violence. *** No crisis, it seems, can stem the flow of hate on online networking platforms — or in the real world, for that… Continue Reading →

Remembering Vina Mazumdar, the Rolling Stone of Women’s Movement

Vina Mazumdar (1927 – 2013) Dr Vina Mazumdar would have been 93 today . A must read is her memoir  Memories of a Rolling Stone is a racy account of “a life well lived.” A liberal upbringing,an organic Kolkata of 1940s,activism… Continue Reading →

Jharkhand- Minor returning home during Lockdown, Gangraped by 9 in Dumka

The girl said she found seven men at a spot inside the jungle and they joined her friend and the other person in raping her. They fled when she fell unconscious. Published: March 27, 2020 9:32 AM ISTB New Delhi: A… Continue Reading →

Covid 19 – JSA Mumbai suggestions to Maharashtra Govt and MCGM

JAN SWASTHYA ABHIYAN – MUMBAI March 21, 2020 A call to the Government of Maharashtra and MCGM  to take necessary preventive measures to curtail the spread of COVID -19 in slums and homeless. The country is reeling under the impact… Continue Reading →

How female Prime Ministers are leading in this time of crisis

LEADERSHIP Across the world, more than ever people are looking for strong, inspiring leadership. Three incredible Prime Ministers are demonstrating particularly heartening excellent resolve during this pandemic. Oh, and they just happen to be women. Erna Solberg, PM of Norway… Continue Reading →

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