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Sexual violence by Indian Army is a reality and cannot be justified #AFSPA

Guest Post- Devika Mittal    In 2004, Thangjam Manorama, was brutally raped and murdered by Assam Rifles. She was arrested from her house at around 3 am on the allegation of being a “militant”. Her body was found a day… Continue Reading →

Sexual violence soars in South Sudan #Vaw

  Photo: Hannah McNeish/IRIN South Sudan’s ongoing violence puts women at risk of sexual and gender based violence. JUBA, 13 May 2014 (IRIN) – Sexual and gender-based violence might not be a new phenomenon in South Sudan, but the current crisis… Continue Reading →

Women Organisation seeks apology from #SatyamevJayate on Fudging Facts #Vaw

The episode of Satyamev Jayate on Sexual Violence – State Response,  though claiming to showcase ground level reality had a number of factual errors. The Government of Maharashtra in 2013 issued standard protocols for “Forensic and Medical Examination of Sexual Assault Cases. An… Continue Reading →

#India – Sexual Violence and the Death Penalty #Vaw

Vol – XLIX No. 3, January 18, 2014 | Arvind Narrain The judgment in the 16 December Delhi rape case imposed the death penalty based upon the depravity of the offence and the demands of the “collective conscience of society”. On the… Continue Reading →

PRESS RELEASE – New laws to protect women bring no hope to victims in Assam #Vaw

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AHRC-FST-003-2014 January 13, 2014 A Press Statement from Public Hearing on Sexual Violence organized by Women in Governance [WinG-India] , in Guwahati on January 8-9, 2014 forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)   Press statement… Continue Reading →

#India – My Husband -My Rapist- By staying silent, society condones #Maritalrape #Vaw

ARADHNA WAL  | Tehelka  In a sunny schoolroom, off a small dusty lane in Madanpur Khadar, a resettlement colony on the outskirts of New Delhi, a group of 10 women are talking amongst themselves. Some giggle nervously. With a reporter in… Continue Reading →

#India: In Aftermath of Riots, Support Sexual Assault Victims #Vaw #Justice #mustread

Human Rights Watch pic courtesy- reuters Victims Fear Reprisals; Authorities Need to Map Relief and Rehabilitation Plan October 4, 2013 (New York) – Indian [2] authorities should properly investigate all crimes, including allegations of sexual assault and gang rape during last month’s communal… Continue Reading →

Sexual violence in the U S military: appendage of a glorified institution #Vaw #mustread

Monday, Sep 2, 2013, 8:17 IST | Agency: DNA Jinee Lokaneeta It is a reflection of the misogyny and violence against women in civilian society. In 2005, Kori Cioca, a United States coast guard was raped and brutally beaten by… Continue Reading →

Why the Govt’s Ordinance is an Eyewash and a Mockery of the Justice Verma Recommendations

Bekhauf Azaadi Campaign The UPA Govt, in a Cabinet meeting held on 1 February, has introduced an ordinance that it claims will address the most urgent concerns on sexual violence. In fact, the Government has been completely reluctant to acknowledge… Continue Reading →

The rapist in the mirror #delhigangrape #Vaw #gender

PRAVEEN SWAMI, The Hindu If we are to combat sexual violence in our cities, it is time to begin discussing the dysfunctions of young urban men “I remember seeing a documentary about some animal being eaten from behind while its… Continue Reading →

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