VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

  • Lonavala: Body of a 7-year-old girl discovered from terrace of a resort under the water tank February 18, 2015

    Lonavala: The body of a seven-year-old girl was discovered on the terrace of a popular resort in Lonavala under a water tank on Tuesday evening. The girl had visited Kumar Resort with her parents for a wedding on Sunday evening. Her father had filed a complaint on Monday morning after...
  • Jaipur: Main accused in rape of a Japanese tourist arrested February 13, 2015

    Jaipur: The man accused of raping a Japanese tourist has admitted to the crime and surrended before the police in Jaipur on Friday. The Japanese woman had accused an Indian tour guide of drugging and then raping her in the historic city of Jaipur. The 20-year-old had said that the...
  • Bengaluru: Unidentified person booked for the rape-cum-murder of an 8-year-old girl February 6, 2015

    An eight-year-old girl was allegedly brutally raped and murdered in Bengaluru on Thursday. The victim was found dead in a car shed. CNN-IBN has accessed the CCTV footage which shows the alleged rapist luring the child away. The child was playing on the streets in Hoskote area when she was...
  • Bengaluru: FIR registered against unidentified person for the rape-cum-murder of an 8-year-old girl February 6, 2015

    Bengaluru: An eight-year-old girl was allegedly brutally raped and murdered in Bengaluru on Thursday. Reportedly, the victim was found dead in a car shed. CNN-IBN has accessed the CCTV footage which shows the alleged rapist luring the child away. The child was playing on the streets in Hoskote area when...
  • Bengaluru: Unknown person booked after 8-year-old found raped, murdered in a car shed February 6, 2015

    Bengaluru: An eight-year-old girl was allegedly brutally raped and murdered in Bengaluru on Thursday. Reportedly, the victim was found dead in a car shed. The police say that the girl was playing on the streets of Hoskote in Bengaluru. An FIR has been filed against the unknown person under the...
  • 26-year-old Syrian woman forced to marry ISIS terrorist, recounts the horror February 5, 2015

    A 26-year-old woman recounts her horror of being married to an ISIS terrorist in a deal to free one of her family members. "Every girl dreams of that white dress at her wedding night. I have been deprived of that. I was destroyed in this marriage," the victim said. ...
  • Delhi: To ensure safety, Meru cab launches 'Meru eve' exclusively for women passengers January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: After the Uber rape case last month Meru Cabs have launched Meru Eve in the capital. Painted in pink, white colour and exclusively for women passengers these cars boast of extra safety measures. The service has been launched with a fleet of 20 cars which will be expanded to...
  • Kanpur: Youth beaten up for resisting eve teasing against his sister January 2, 2015

    Kanpur: In yet another incident of lawlessness, a youth was beaten up by a group of polytechnic college students in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh on Friday. This came after the youth resisted them eve teasing his sister. After beating up the youth, eye witnesses say the group went on to vandalise...
  • Two car-borne youth throw acid at a college girl in Srinagar December 11, 2014

    Srinagar: A college girl studying law was attacked by two car borne youth with acid in downtown Srinagar on Thursday. The girl's face has reportedly suffered some burn injuries, police said. The hunt to nab the culprits is on. The girl has been taken to a hospital for treatment. More information...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Man gets seven years in jail for raping minor December 10, 2014

    Bhadohi: A man has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by a local court for raping a minor. Shah Alam alias Veeru, a vegetable vendor, was accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in Kotwali area in August 2011, according to prosecution. Additional district judge Sanjay Pandey held Alam guilty on Tuesday. The judge...
  • Morena: Man gets 10-year jail term for raping woman November 29, 2014

    Morena: A local court has awarded 10-year jail term to a man for raping a 21-year-old woman in Morena last year. The sentence was awarded on Friday by First Additional Sessions Judge AK Verma, who also handed down seven-year prison sentence to a woman who kept the victim captive at...
  • 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...