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#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 →

Our bodies, our selves #womenrights #gender #Vaw

      NILANJANA S. ROY, The Hindu   Until we embrace the idea of consent in all relationships, including marriage, there can be no gender equality. Its absence makes discussions on sexual abuse meaningless   The man who was… Continue Reading →

Harvard to the rescue of Indian Feminists ! # womenrights #Vaw #mustshare

FEBRUARY 16, 2013 by Nivedita Menon Some good news for embattled and weary Indian feminists. All those endless submissions to the Verma Committee prepared and submitted, all those critiques of the Ordinance written and disseminated, all those street protests, all those… Continue Reading →

India Rape Ordinance Blasted by Female Activists #Vaw #AFSPA #womenrights

  By Swapna Majumdar WeNews correspondent Wednesday, February 6, 2013 Women’s rights activists in India are hailing a voluminous set of far-reaching legal proposals as a triumph of women’s activism. But they denounce a governmental ordinance announced on Sunday as… Continue Reading →

#India – Changes in Criminal Law vs Justice Verma Recommendations #Vaw

Changes to law will clearly define unwelcome sexual acts TNN | Feb 2, 2013, 04.25 AM IST NEW DELHI: Changes to the criminal law dealing with offences against women cleared by the Cabinet aim to not only add specific new crimes but… Continue Reading →

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