VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

  • Watch: Vigilante team of filmmakers shoot footage of young man who saw two women being harassed by men in a public place and rushed to help August 27, 2014

    A team of filmmakers specializing in shooting social experiments in public places was pleasantly surprised to see a young man jump in to help two women who were being harassed in a public place by several men. Although the authenticity of the video could not be verified, at a time when...
  • Tharoor complains to EC against CPM for violence against women remark March 19, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Two union ministers contesting in the Lok Sabha elections have filed a complaint to the Election Commission against the personal allegations levelled against them. Union Minister Shashi Tharoor has filed a complaint against the CPM leader and former Minister M Vijayakumar. While inaugurating the LDF candidate's central election committee office,...
  • CJ Show: Video Volunteers report on sexual violence against women December 22, 2013

    Our partners Video Volunteers spoke to victims of sexual violence on how the incident has affected their lives and if any action was taken against the perpetrators of the crime. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show December 22, 2013

    In this special episode, women from various parts of the country turn CJ's to demand their rights and advocate for their agenda's for change. ...
  • Statements of women with burn injuries to be lodged as FIR September 19, 2013

    Allahabad: In a significant judgement, the Allahabad High Court has ruled that the statement of woman, who may have suffered serious burn injuries in a violent attack, shall be registered as an FIR at the nearest police station within 24 hours to prevent undue delay in probe. The order was passed...
  • Advertisers, daily refuse to run antirape campaign ads in WB: Avaaz August 8, 2013

    Kolkata: Five of West Bengal's outdoor advertising agencies and one major newspaper group have refused to run public interest advertisements, urging chief minister Mamata Banerjee to 'stop attacking protesters and start attacking the problem' of violence against women, says Avaaz, a global campaign group. One advertiser reportedly told Avaaz that...
  • Facebook to pull ads from pages with sex, violence June 29, 2013

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc said it will no longer allow ads to appear on pages with sexual or violent content, as the online social network moves to appease marketers being associated with objectionable material. The moves come a month after several businesses pulled their ads from Facebook amid reports of pages...
  • Violence against women causes 'global health epidemic': WHO June 21, 2013

    London: More than a third of all women worldwide are victims of physical or sexual violence, posing a global health problem of epidemic proportions, a World Health Organisation report said on Thursday. The vast majority of women are attacked or abused by their husbands or boyfriends, and common health problems they...
  • UP: Female police officer caught on camera slapping 3 women May 31, 2013

    Aligarh: Another instance of violence against women by the Uttar Pradesh police has surfaced. A policewoman in Aligarh was caught on camera thrashing three middleaged women. The women had gone to the police station to question why their sons were kept in the police station for three days on complaint...
  • Companies pull Facebook ads over pages lauding violence against women May 30, 2013

    San Francisco: Facebook lost more than a dozen advertisers, some just temporarily, after a campaign drew attention to pages on the social network that promoted violence against women. Women, Action and the Media launched the campaign last week to get Facebook to end hate speech on its website and urged advertisers...
  • Attitude towards women in India needs to be changed: Kishwar desai April 26, 2013

    Goa, south India. A beautiful holiday hideaway where hippies and backpackers while away the hours. But beneath the clear blue skies lies a dirty secret. Simran Singh is desperate for a break and some time away from her busy job as a social workercomecrime investigator. And so the unspoilt idyll...
  • Delhi gangrape accused wants to undergo lie detector test April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Terming himself innocent, an accused in the December 16 gang rape Thursday moved an application before the fast track court seeking permission to undergo a lie detector test. Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna asked the Delhi Police to file its reply on the plea of Vinay Sharma, one of...
  • We need a social revolution to eradicate rape: Dr Kiran Bedi April 22, 2013

    Can electoral and police reforms bring about change in state of women's safety in India? Dr Kiran Bedi, former IPS officer and now a prominent social activist, shared her perspective in an interaction with IBNLive readers. Q. Just a few days ago when a conference on police reforms and public order...
  • Viral: Why it is hard to date women in India March 8, 2013

    An anonymous user's post on a social networking platform has gone viral. The user, who alleged that he was arrested for approaching a woman for a date, has set a debate going on the other side of the sexual harassment story that no one talks about. That it's enormously difficult...
  • Women's Day: Obama signs Violence Against Women Act March 8, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has signed into law the new Violence Against Women Act, which he termed "very important" and representing the positive progress of the country. "One of the great legacies of this law is that it didn't just change the rules; it changed our culture. It empowered...
  • Death penalty no solution to end crime against women: Ela Gandhi February 25, 2013

    Melbourne: Amidst a debate in India over capital punishment for rapists, the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi on Monday said the death sentence is not the solution to end violence against women and the society needs to promote gender consciousness. "Capital punishment itself will not change the attitude towards gender, nor...
  • TN: Jayalalithaa issues stern steps for safety of women January 1, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu has become the first state to issue tough measures to deal with crimes against women after the horrific Delhi gangrape shocked the nation. In a statement, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has asked for existing laws to be amended to allow for chemical castration and death to rapists....
  • Lewd content: It's time Bollywood displayed social responsibility January 1, 2013

    Mumbai: The horrific December 16 Delhi gangrape case led to wellknown film personalities taking to the streets in protest. However, it once again ignited the debate of whether the portrayal of women in Indian films and advertisements were also in a way contributing to such heinous acts. Be it Vidya Balan...
  • Misogyny in popular culture: B'wood is culpable? December 31, 2012

    New Delhi: The death of a young girl in a brutal gangrape in Delhi has not only sparked nationwide protests against the lack of safety and dignity of women in this country, but has also prompted a welcome introspection on the role popular culture plays in shaping society. Many actors...
  • India reports 25 rapes in week following Delhi gangrape December 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Gangraped, tortured, harassed by the accused and the police, a 17yearold girl in Patiala, Punjab, was driven to suicide by an uncaring criminal justice system. She was repeatedly summoned by policemen and asked to describe details of the rape. "They repeatedly insulted us and asked uncomfortable questions," said...
  • Stop This Shame: India unites against sexual harassment December 22, 2012

    India witnesses unprecedented protests in the capital and across the country over the most horrific gangrape and brutal assault of a young medical student aboard a private bus in Delhi. ...
  • Delhi gangrape: We can't have street trial, says Khurshid December 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Stressing the need for better provisions to ensure speedy trial in cases of rape and terrorism, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday said there cannot be street trials of perpetrators as it is against the basic principles of Constitution. Khurshid's remarks came after a wave of protests...
  • Delhi gangrape victim is our icon, not Rahul Gandhi: Protesters December 22, 2012

    Protesters at India Gate demanded justice for the 23yearold physiotherapist who remains critical. ...
  • Gangrape: Will see if rape laws can be enhanced, says Shinde December 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Expressing shock at the brutal gangrape of a 23yearold physiotherapist in a moving bus in the capital, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Sunday assured that the government would file a chargesheet in the case soon and also appealed to the people to maintain calm. Addressing a press conference...
  • Gangrape: Protesters brave lathicharge to demand justice December 22, 2012

    New Delhi: As thousands of protesters gathered at India Gate and marched towards Rashtrapati Bhawan atop Raisina Hill on Saturday, the police were forced to fire teargas shells and use water cannons against them. The protesters have been demanding justice for the 23yearold victim of the brutal gangrape and vicious...
  • 'The govt needs to tell us 20 steps how not to get raped' December 21, 2012

    A group of doctors protesting at India Gate demanded that the government, if it cannot help, tell women 20 steps how not to get raped. ...
  • Delhi gangrape: Yuvraj dedicates win to victim December 21, 2012

    Pune: Indian batsman and cancer survivor Yuvraj Singh on Thursday dedicated his manofthematch award to the victim of the horrific and brutal gangrape and assault in a private chartered bus in Delhi. Addressing the press, Yuvraj said that the whole Indian cricket team was concerned about the girl and had...
  • Delhi gangrape victim stable, police to file status report December 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The 23yearold physiotherapist, victim of a brutal gangrape and assault, is stable and conscious, the doctors attending to her said on Thursday. However, she is not completely out of danger yet, they added. The young woman continues to be on ventilator support and a serious infection in her...
  • Delhi gangrape: Protests across city to express anger December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: There was anger on the streets of Delhi over Sunday's horrific gangrape of a 23yearold medical student who was then beaten and thrown out of a moving bus along with a male friend. Students from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University and Jamia Milia demonstrated outside Delhi Chief Minister...
  • Delhi gangrape: Sonia asks for strictest action December 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday asked the government to take the strictest possible measures to ensure that there is no recurrence of incidents like the barbaric gangrape of a 23yearold girl in the capital that has shaken the country. Sonia spoke with Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde,...