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#India – Sexual Harassment at Workplace #Vaw #Womenrights #mustread

Workplace Sexual Harassment The Way Things Are Vol – XLVIII No. 24, June 15, 2013 | Naina Kapur , EPW Sixteen years after the landmark Vishaka case judgment of the Supreme Court, the government introduced in the Lok Sabha in September 2012 a… Continue Reading →

My Tribute to Grand old Lady of Feminist Movement – Ace Kractivist #Womerights #Sundayreading

 I pay tribute to Vina Mazumdar, the Grand old lady of the Feminist Movement and the Grandmother of women’s studies in South Asia Photo credit: CWDS and the Mazumdar family For me, the inseparable Vina Mazumdar and Lotika Sarkar are… Continue Reading →

Vina Mazumdar’s Rolling Story

Pamela Philipose Many known and unknown women have helped build up that seeming inchoate, open-ended, work-in-progress that is the Indian women’s movement. Among this remarkable sorority is Vina Mazumdar, known widely as ‘Vina-di’, who being endowed with tremendous energy, intelligence and an… Continue Reading →

Raped in India? Better marry your rapist, says G P Mathur retired jurist #Vaw #Womenrights #WTFnews

To Wed Your Rapist, or Not: Indian Women on Trial By TRIPTI LAHIRI and AMOL SHARMA Associated PressActivists in New Delhi marched on Parliament earlier this year, protesting in one of several high-profile sexual-assault cases that have focused attention on women’s rights in… Continue Reading →

UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against women, its causes and consequences finalises country mission to India

    Special Rapporteur on Violence against women, its causes and consequences finalises country mission to India NEW DELHI (1 May 2013) – At the end of her official country mission to India, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against… Continue Reading →

After Delhi gang-rape, India struggles to put words into action #Vaw

  DELHI: A hundred days after India mourned the death of a gang-rape victim and vowed to fight sex crimes, the torn clothes and tears of Bharti Kagra bear testimony to a tide of violence that refuses to ebb.  … Continue Reading →

INDIA: A Republic of the rapists, by the rapists, for the rapists? #Vaw

Avinash Pandey The news had sprung up from nowhere. All that I had picked up the newspaper for, was to kill some time on that long flight and here it was, tucked away in a small box, staring at me…. Continue Reading →

#India – Womb and Wolves #Vaw #Womenrights #medicalethics

By Swagata Yadavar, THE WEEK Story Dated: Monday, April 15, 2013 15:8 hrs IST Guddi devi, 27: She had sought treatment for a simple stomach ache. The doctor prescribed hysterectomy. Today, with all her vitality sapped, she feels it was… Continue Reading →

#India – The Gender Terrorists #Vaw

Vol – XLVIII No. 13, March 30, 2013 | Vasundhara Sirnate “Just being a woman is an act of courage”, said the tagline to the 1979 film adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. One can modify that somewhat to suit the Indian… Continue Reading →

The Mind And Heart Of Lotika Sarkar, Legal Radical, Friend, Feminist

March 8, 2013, Usha Ramanathan   USHA RAMANATHAN via Women’s Feature Service:  We have to marvel at how the world has changed since r*** was a four letter word, and young Lotika Sarkar (1923-2013), the first woman lecturer in the Faculty of… Continue Reading →

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