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#India – Staring at women is a pastime, even nuns get stared at #Vaw #WTFnews

UK travel expert Prasun Sonwalkar, Hindustan Times  London, June 07, 2014 Reports of rape and sexual assaults on women in India continue to make headlines in the British media as the Foreign Office advisory asks women travelling to India to exercise… Continue Reading →

Women and the environment #WorldEnvironmentDay

As debate on climate responses persists, water levels rise and climate change is causing destruction around the world. Among the most affected are women, as they gather water, fish, or farm land affected by flooding. During pregnancy and motherhood, their… Continue Reading →

Shortage of women doctors becomes a pain for patients at Taarun #healthcare

IN अंग्रेज़ी, फैज़ाबाद, सेहतमंद मा और बच्चा / BY KHABAR LAHARIYA / ON JUNE 3, 2014 AT 4:25 PM / Taarun Block, Faizabad District. Kiran, a resident of Dadupur village of Taarun block, went to the Community Health Centre (CHC) for a normal delivery on 25 March… Continue Reading →

Where are the toilets the Uttar Pradesh government promised?

    Biswajeet Banerjee| The News Minute| June 3, 2014| 4.30 pm IST The gang rape and murder of two cousins from Uttar Pradesh has spiraled into a huge social and political debate. The incident shows how vulnerable Indian women… Continue Reading →

Muslim Personal Law Board not against women praying in mosques

Sunday June 1, 2014 9:00 PM, ummid.com Staff Reporter Malegaon: In a welcome change from its earlier stand, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) Saturday said it was not opposed if the doors of mosques were thrown open to women for… Continue Reading →

Press Release- AIDWA Fact Finding Report on Gang Rape and Murder of minor dalit girls #Vaw

ALL INDIA DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION NO. 2253- E, SHADI KHAMPUR, NEW RANJIT NAGAR, NEW DELHI-110008 PH: 011-25700476, 25709565 Email : aidwacec@gmail.com, aidwa@rediffmail.com                                                                                                       2nd June 2014 PRESS RELEASE An All India Democratic Women’s Associations (AIDWA) delegation comprising of Jagmati Sangwan (General Secretary ), Sehba… Continue Reading →

Youth ‘freezes’ for women’s safety, but Delhi doesn’t get it ? #Vaw

Umang Aggarwal,TNN | May 27, 2014, 12.00 AM IST   Youth ‘freezes’ for women’s safety, but Delhi doesn’t get it? RELATED Being arty at eighty Capturing the simple life on their canvasses Connecting to the human psyche 31% vote, 51% seats &… Continue Reading →

Afghan Women: the Kill List We Don’t Talk About #Vaw #mustread

By Sahana Dharmapuri WeNews commentator Thursday, May 22, 2014 In the world of pen vs. gun, we would all benefit from putting the Arab proverb “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” to good use. If women’s rights are… Continue Reading →

#India – Wanted: Gender sensitive political leaders

  By Ajitha Menon “Enjoy..! It’s just like being raped, yaar! You can shout or you can enjoy. Nothing more than that”… This was what matinee idol Dev alias Deepak Adhikari, Trinamool Congress candidate from Ghatal constituency in West Bengal, had… Continue Reading →

India Politics So Dangerous to Women They Keep Out

By Swapna Majumdar WeNews correspondent Friday, May 16, 2014 India’s marathon national elections have added to the collective toll of vicious, sometimes deadly, violence against political women. Only 8 percent of this year’s candidates were women and advocates point to… Continue Reading →

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