Violence Against Women

  • Tharoor complains to EC against CPM for violence against women remark 19-03-2014 12:54 PM

    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...
  • CJ Show: Video Volunteers report on sexual violence against women 22-12-2013 04:13 PM

    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 22-12-2013 03:26 PM

    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 19-09-2013 11:31 PM

    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...
  • Advertisers, daily refuse to run anti-rape campaign ads in WB: Avaaz 08-08-2013 12:14 PM

    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 29-06-2013 10:10 AM

    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...
  • Violence against women causes 'global health epidemic': WHO 21-06-2013 04:05 AM

    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...
  • UP: Female police officer caught on camera slapping 3 women 31-05-2013 08:17 AM

    Aligarh: Another instance of violence against women by the Uttar Pradesh police has surfaced. A policewoman in Aligarh was caught on camera thrashing three middle-aged 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 30-05-2013 06:35 AM

    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...
  • Child sex abuse: The horror show stats and signs to watch out for

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    As the country reels under the sheer number of cases of child sexual abuse and brutal sexual attacks on little children, it bears repeating that...

  • Attitude towards women in India needs to be changed: Kishwar desai 26-04-2013 04:57 PM

    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 worker-come-crime investigator. And so the unspoilt idyll...
  • Delhi gangrape accused wants to undergo lie detector test 26-04-2013 01:47 AM

    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...
  • We need a social revolution to eradicate rape: Dr Kiran Bedi 22-04-2013 07:13 PM

    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...
  • Viral: Why it is hard to date women in India 08-03-2013 04:25 PM

    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...
  • Stop This Shame: India unites against sexual harassment 22-12-2012 11:31 PM

    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 victim is our icon, not Rahul Gandhi: Protesters 22-12-2012 09:05 PM

    Protesters at India Gate demanded justice for the 23-year-old physiotherapist who remains critical. ...
  • 'The govt needs to tell us 20 steps how not to get raped' 21-12-2012 04:07 PM

    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. ...