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India – where women come cheaper than cattle #Vaw#WTFnews

When women come cheaper than cattle Danish Raza, Hindustan Times   March 23, 2014 Rubina appears much older than the 40 years she admits to. She does not look you in the eye; she is hardly audible, and often trembles. Her… Continue Reading →

When women go unheard #Vaw #Womenrights

By Winnie Byanyima27 March 2014 Winnie Byanyima, the head of Oxfam, at the World Economic Forum in 2014. Photo by: Jolanda Flubacher / World Economic Forum / CC BY-NC-SA The evidence is clear: Strong development and the achievement of women’s rights are intrinsically bound… Continue Reading →

Bihar’s endless feudal violence

Kavita Krishnan The politics of opportunism masquerading as secularism does great damage to the real battles being fought on the ground for justice against communal and feudal bias In the early hours of Bhagat Singh’s martyrdom day on March 23… Continue Reading →

Indian Women Channel Rape Outrage into Elections #Womenrights

By Swapna Majumdar WeNews correspondent Thursday, March 20, 2014 For the first time, 350 women’s and civil society organizations in the influential state of Tamil Nadu are uniting against national parliamentary candidates who are “gender unjust.” Their coalition demands rights… Continue Reading →

A third of women in the EU have faced sexual or physical violence #Womensday

Denmark, Sweden and Finland had the highest rates of violence against women, despite the countries’ reputation for promoting gender equality. Why? by Sophie McBain Published 5 March, 2014   A woman walks past a mural commemorating the 107 women killed by men… Continue Reading →

Fair or unfair, Burma’s census will drive violence and discrimination

By Francis Wade Feb 17, 2014 4:14PM UTC Next month the Burmese government will begin the country’s first nationwide census since the early 1980s. As preparation for the start date on 30 March gets underway, several groups have highlighted their concerns about… Continue Reading →

Odisha – Headmaster kills a baby boy delivered by a tribal student #WTFnews

On 9th February, 2014, a tribal girl student of Class- V delivered a baby boy in her school hostel. The school authority denied that they were not aware of her pregnancy. The Headmaster killed the new born baby and buried… Continue Reading →

African women -Whenever we walk by, men ask kitna paisa #Khirki

Jayashree Nandi,TNN | Jan 24, 2014,    African women in Khirki village share sordid tales of racial abuse, hate NEW DELHI: Somnath Bharti’s midnight raid to catch prostitutes at Khirki village “red handed” didn’t shock many African women in the neighbourhood. It made them… Continue Reading →

Memorandum to Governor of Assam – Recent Incidents of Targeted Violence in Karbi Anglong District

  A Memorandum to the Governor of Assam, His Excellency Shri. Janaki Ballabh Patnaik We are writing to you as a team that recently visited Karbi Anglong district to inquire into a series of targeted attacks and the retaliatory violence… Continue Reading →

PRESS RELEASE – Tragedy Continues For Riot Affected Persons In Muzaffarnagar

Tragedy Continues For Riot Affected Persons In Muzaffarnagar Fact Finding Report 31 December, 2013 A team of independent academics and a journalist carried out an inquiry into the communal violence that shook Muzaffarnagar district in UP this past September. The… Continue Reading →

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