SEXUAL VIOLENCE

  • 77 per cent of teenage Indian girls endure sexual violence: UN September 5, 2014

    United Nations: About 77 per cent of girls aged between 15 and 19 in India have been subjected to sexual violence by their spouses, according to a report by UNICEF which also said more than half of the girls in the age group faced physical abuse at the hands of...
  • Book will come out soon with or without Orient Blackswan: Megha Kumar July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Oxfordbased historian Megha Kumar is the recent victim of censorship as publisher Orient Blackswan withheld the sale of the book 'Communalism and Sexual Violence: Ahmedabad Since 1969' just days after releasing it. The publisher informed Kumar that the book needs "comprehensive assessment" and should be set aside "for...
  • India in 'dereliction of duty' over rapes: UN watchdog June 20, 2014

    Geneva: Indian law enforcement and justice authorities have shirked their responsibility to fight sex attacks, a UN child rights watchdog said on Thursday, amid uproar over the horrific gangrape and lynching of two girls. "There has been a dereliction of duty in relation to rape cases," said Benyam Mezmur, deputy...
  • Even animals can't be forcefully dragged away: Naresh Agarwal on gangrape of a woman June 17, 2014

    Even as the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh is under fire over incidents of sexual violence against women, party MP Naresh Agarwal Monday evoked outrage among political leaders by saying that even a domestic animal can't be forcefully dragged away. "Today, no one takes away even a domestic animal of...
  • Queen Elizabeth II makes Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie an honorary dame June 15, 2014

    London: Angelina Jolie can add royal recognition to Hollywood stardom. The Oscarwinning actress has been named an honorary dame the female version of a knight by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. Jolie, a United Nations special envoy, received the honor on Friday for her work combating sexual violence in war...
  • UN body talks tough on Badaun gangrape, says no justification or impunity for rapes June 11, 2014

    A UN body has demanded justice for the families of the young girls raped and killed in Badaun, saying there can be no justification for such "unspeakable crimes" against girls and women and "certainly no impunity" for those who commit such acts. UNICEF "renews the call for justice: justice for the...
  • Badaun gangrape: US, UN 'horrified' at reports of violence against women in India June 4, 2014

    The United States has said it is "horrified" at reports of sexual violence and murders in India and it also applauded the role of individuals, government officials and civil society groups working to protect the survivors. "Like so many in India, we were horrified to learn of these violent sexual assaults...
  • 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. ...
  • CJ Show: We were sexually assulted by our father December 22, 2013

    Two sisters from Gujarat recount the horror of being repeatedly sexually assaulted by their father.They pickup the CJ mike to share their story with the world. ...
  • Delhi: Three men gangrape 13yearold deaf, mute girl June 30, 2013

    New Delhi: A 13yearold deafmute girl was gangraped by three men from Haryana here, police said on Saturday. One of the accused has been arrested. One of the accused lured the girl to an isolated spot near her house in west Delhi on Friday night, where he and his two friends...
  • 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...
  • Park Street rape survivor helps other women suffering from injustice June 17, 2013

    Kolkata: Kolkata's Park Street rape survivor is not just picking up the pieces of her own life, but she is also giving a new meaning to the lives of many women suffering from injustice. She has now found her new calling at a women's support helpline. The 38yearold is helping...
  • Face the Nation: 'One Billion Rising' against sexual violence February 14, 2013

    Millions in India and across the world kicked off the 'One Billion Rising' campaign, pledging to fight violence against women. ...
  • One Billion Rising: Women dance, sing to protest sexual violence February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Crossing their arms, shuffling their feet and singing "Wake up Delhi! End violence against women!", hundreds of people took part in flash mobs across Delhi to mark the global 'One Billion Rising' campaign on Thursday. The young men and women on Valentine's Day gave a collective performance near...
  • Raise your voice, speak out against sexual violence February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: One in every three women on the planet will be victims of sexual violence or gender discrimination in their lifetimes. Amnesty India wants Indian women to raise their voices and speak out against sexual violence. The number 09243723939 can be dialed from any part of the country to...
  • Punjab: Six men molest, thrash woman, on the run January 12, 2013

    Gurdaspur: Six persons were booked on the alleged charges of molestation and beating up a woman in Gurdaspur on Saturday, police said. The molesters, identified as Gogan, Shaikhu, Ravi, Honey, Shamu and Rimpa passed lewd remarks at the woman near Geeta Bhawan Road in the city, Gurdaspur (City) SHO, Gurdeep...
  • Noida: Students take pledge to protect girls January 8, 2013

    Noida: In the backdrop of recent rape cases in Delhi and Noida, a group of students of Amity Law School on Tuesday took pledge to help victims of road accidents, sexual or domestic violence and protect girls in distress. "We have asked the colleges to take affidavit from male students...
  • Rape cases we forgot: Soni Sori, a prisoner of conscience January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: As the outrage over the brutal gangrape and subsequent death of the 23yearold medical student has galvanised a nation with questionable gender parity, it is difficult to place the story of Soni Sori, the young tribal teacher from Chhattisgarh, in the ongoing introspection and legislation against sexual violence....
  • Depp compares photoshoot to rape, angers many October 6, 2011

    Los Angeles: Hollywood actor Johnny Depp's recent comment where he compares photo shoots to being raped has angered an antisexual violence organisation. The 48yearold in the November issue of Vanity Fair magazine compared being photographed to being raped. His statement quickly drew reaction from antisexual...
  • 35 pc Indian women beaten up at home: UN July 8, 2011

    New Delhi: Thirtyfive per cent of women in India face physical violence while 10 per cent of them suffer sexual violence from their intimate partners at home, according to a UN study. Thirtynine per cent of men and women in India also think that it is "sometimes or always" justifiable...
  • Chidren of abuse: Silent sufferers denied justice January 24, 2009

    New Delhi: The largest number of sexually abused children in the world are in India and the most vulnerable among them are the over 8 million who live and work on the streets. Most of the children are sexually abused by people they trust, says Shireen Miller of Save the...
  • Female foeticide could lead to sexual violence: UN August 31, 2007

    New Delhi: Increasing female foeticide in India could spark a demographic crisis where fewer women in society will result in a rise in sexual violence and child abuse as well as wifesharing, the UN warned. Despite laws banning tests to determine the sex of an nborn child, the killing of female...