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DELHI – Protest by women’s groups at Jantar Mantar @April22 #Vaw #Rape

  Since the December 2012 gang rape case in Delhi, many cases of violence against women and girl are being reported with frightening regularity. The shocking incident of sexual assault and brutalization of the 5 year old girl in Delhi… Continue Reading →

Strong anti-rape law for India as President Pranab clears the Bill #Vaw #Womenrights

 NEW DELHI, APRIL 3, 2013 | PTI An anti-rape protester President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the anti-rape bill which provides for life term and even death sentence for rape convicts besides stringent punishment for offences like acid attacks, stalking… Continue Reading →

#India – Crimes of exclusion in the new Law #LGBT

Siddharth Narrain : Fri Mar 29 2013, IE It is anger on the streets that brought the neglected issue of sexual violence back to the forefront, energised a government-appointed committee to put together clear and well reasoned recommendations on law reform… Continue Reading →

#India- Facts and Myths – Criminal Law Amendment Bill, 2013 #Vaw #Justice #mustshare

FACTS AND MYTHS THE CRIMINAL LAW (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2013, PROPOSED BY THE GOVERNMENT March 16, 2013   FACTS AND MYTHS THE CRIMINAL LAW (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2013, PROPOSED BY THE GOVERNMENT March 16, 2013   The Justice Verma Committee (JVC) report… Continue Reading →

Amnesty wants #deathpenalty removed from anti-rape law

TNN | Mar 16, 2013, Amnesty International has urged the government to remove death penalty as a form of punishment from the anti-rape bill. NEW DELHI: A day after the Union Cabinet approved the anti-rape law, Amnesty International has expressed reservations on the proposed legislation,… Continue Reading →

#India- Not a ‘safe’ issue: Disabled women and sexual violence #Vaw #disability

By Shampa Sengupta & Saptarshi Mandal For the first time in the history of sexual violence law reform in India, issues pertaining to disabled women are being flagged as important items on the reform agenda. Sexual violence against disabled women… Continue Reading →

#India- Proposed criminal law makes acid attack, voyerism ,stalking criminal offences #Vaw

    Cabinet clears Bill to tackle crimes against women     A man plays the guitar during a protest against the Dec 16 Delhi gangrape.    Agencies, march 14, 2013     A Bill providing for stringent punishment for… Continue Reading →

For the women of India, Parliament must speak #Vaw

FARAH NAQVI, The Hindu The HinduThe question Parliament must ask is, as it considers any new Bill, is which key Committee recommendations got left out. TOPICS crimesexual assault & rape crime, law and justicelaws The House must ensure that the… Continue Reading →

PRESS RELEASE- Gender Just, Gender Sensitive and NOT Gender Neutral Rape Laws #Vaw #Justice

Parliamentary Committee ignores Verma Committee   The report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the 2012 Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill as well as the 2013 Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance not only violates the letter and spirit of the Justice Verma… Continue Reading →

#India Marital rape: Parliamentary panel supports government’s decision #Vaw #WTFnews

By PTI – NEW DELHI 01st March 2013 08:38 PM A Parliamentary panel today supported government’s decision not to accept marital rape as a criminal offence, saying it could lead to “practical difficulties”. The Justice J S Verma Committee set up… Continue Reading →

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