WOMEN RIGHTS

  • Minister resigns over Spain's failed abortion reform September 24, 2014

    Madrid: Spain's justice minister resigned over a failed bid to restrict women's right to abortion, which had sparked mass protests and international condemnation. The reform claimed the first scalp in Spain's conservative government since it took power in 2011, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, 55, a top member of the ruling Popular Party...
  • Watch: Actresses back Deepika Padukone after row over objectionable caption by a national daily on her picture September 15, 2014

    Deepika Padukone has attacked a prominent media outlet for posting her picture with an objectionable caption on Twitter. The media outlet had referred to the actress's low cut dress at a recent function. An angry Deepika tweeted back disparaging the outlet, saying it must not talk of women's empowerment if...
  • Telangana to replicate 'best practices' of Gujarat September 11, 2014

    Hyderabad: Gujarat's "best practices" pertaining to counselling for women in distress are set to be replicated in Telangana, where Kerala's "She Taxi" system is also proposed to hit the roads. Sunil Sharma, Telangana's Secretary, Women, Children, Disabled & Senior Citizens (Schemes) Department, recently went to Gujarat and studied the "Gender...
  • Maharashtra: Women can use father's name, children can use mother's name in documents June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Women in Maharashtra will now have the option of using either the father's name or the husband's name in all the official documents, while the children will be able to use the mother's name. "Children can use either their mother's or father's name," a Government Resolution issued by the...
  • Should not mix Islam with a serious issue like rape: Abu Azmi's son April 11, 2014

    Farhan Azmi, son of Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi, has said that a serious crime like rape should be dealt with strictly. ...
  • I am not a 'woman' director when I'm directing: Nandita Das March 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Activist and actor Nandita Das, noted for voicing women's issues, feels that females are still marginalised and face stereotypes in their daily lives. While directing the Hindi political thriller 'Firaaq' in 2008, the actor said she had encountered the "typical mindset" which a woman faces when she "tries...
  • CJ Show: Actor Aamir Khan's message on One Billion Rising movement February 9, 2014

    Watch Actor Aamir Khan as he speaks on the upcoming One Billion Rising campaign and why is it important for Indian men to participate in it. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist show August 23, 2013

    After the horrific rape of a young woman in Mumbai, our focus returns on the issue of women's safety.In our upcoming show, we hear from women who face street harassment and other right violations. Also, watch out for our Google+ hangout with CJ's, your pictures and videos and much...
  • We need more healthy and genuine modernity in India: Kavita Krishnan July 10, 2013

    After the SC reprimand, will the government now wake up to the problem of easy availability of acid in the market and put curbs on it? Are there any other means to do this? Women's rights crusader Kavita Krishnan shared her perspective on this subject with IBNLive readers. Q. What...
  • Women's rights activist Vina Mazumdar dies in Delhi May 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Veteran women's rights activist and pioneer of feminist studies in India Vina Mazumdar died in Delhi on Thursday morning. Mazumdar had been ailing with a lung disorder. She was 87 and is survived by four children three daughters and a son. A strong votary of increased women's representation...
  • Pakistan teen activist Malala returns to school in UK March 20, 2013

    Pakistan's women's rights icon Malala Yousufzai returns to school in Birmingham months after being shot by the Taliban. ...
  • Government lacks will for strong anti-rape law, say activists March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Women's rights activist on Tuesday criticised the government for failing to finalise an anti-rape law after difference erupted between various ministries on several ordinances and accused them of lacking political will to bring a stronger law for protection of women. The proposed anti-rape bill was referred to a Group...
  • Men are insecure on how to manage the new independent woman: Author Madhuri Banerjee February 14, 2013

    Is breaking stereotypes the way forward for today's women? Author Madhuri Banerjee joined IBNLive readers shared her perspective on this matter with IBNLive readers. Q. The modern day has always given women an equal opportunity. Yes they are very insecure in this men dominant world.Where do you think the barrier exists?...
  • We need to change laws related to sexual assault: Meenakshi Ganguly of Human Rights Watch February 14, 2013

    Meenakshi Ganguly, director of Human Rights Watch on joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on how intrinsically inalienable is the issue of women's rights to the global human rights movement. Q. Hello Mam, Please let us know how far religion plays a role in safeguarding the human rights of women? Is...
  • One Billion Rising is the first women's rights movement on a global scale: Dr Mohini Giri February 13, 2013

    Former chairperson of National Commission for Women Dr Mohini Giri joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on whether the One Billion Rising is the first women's rights movement on a global scale. Q. Is One Billion Rising the first women's rights movement on a global scale? Asked by: Heena ...
  • The fatwa against allgirl band will have little affect on women's rights in Kashmir: Qurat Masoodi February 6, 2013

    How do the fatwa and the subsequent disbanding of the allgirl band affect the women's rights movement in Kashmir? Social activist Qurat Masoodi joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. How do the fatwa and the subsequent disbanding of the allgirl band affect the...
  • UK: Malala Yousafzai to have skull repair surgery January 30, 2013

    London: A Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education is to return to a specialist hospital in Britain for surgery to reconstruct her skull. Fifteenyearold Malala Yousufzai, who was shot in October and brought to Britain for treatment, was discharged from the hospital earlier...
  • Link between women's rights and earth's future is often forgotten: former Finnish President January 22, 2013

    Tarja Halonen is the former President of the Republic of Finland and is a participant at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) 2013, organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), that starts from January 31. An interview with her follows. Why is a forum like DSDS significant to you? Where...
  • Bangalore: Men in skirts pledge to support women January 12, 2013

    Bangalore: Dressed in colourful skirts, a group of 25 men from different walks of life gathered at the famous Cubbon Park in Bangalore, pledging support to women and their rights. The men, including company professionals and entrepreneurs, took a pledge to be sensitive to gender issues. The brainchild of two youngsters,...
  • Rape, sexual assault: Fresh s*** politicians said January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: From suggesting that eating chowmein led to rape, to criticizing women protesters who had makeup on, politicians said some bizarre things in 2012 to claim the limelight. And 2013 hasn't seen any change either. Self proclaimed godman Asaram suggested the victim should have addressed the rapists as 'brother'...
  • Sign a petition to fight for women's rights December 30, 2012

    As the nation desperately hopes for a change following the recent Delhi gangrape, CNNIBN's CJ show in partnership with change.org has launched a petition called 'Fight for her Rights' to push for safety for women. This is the simplest way for citizens to send in their concrete suggestion to the...
  • Gangrape: US asks to continue fight for women's rights December 25, 2012

    Washington: The US on Monday said the gangrape of a student in New Delhi is a powerful and urgent reminder to continue fight against genderbased violence and for women's rights in India and around the world. "Like so many in India, we were horrified to learn of the recent violent...
  • Statement by women's groups and individuals condemning sexual violence and opposing death penalty December 24, 2012

    On 16 December, 2012, a 23year old woman and her friend hailed a bus at a crossing in South Delhi. In the bus, they were both brutally attacked by a group of men who claimed to be out on a 'joyride'. The woman was gang raped and the man beaten...
  • BJP promoting alcohol during IFFI: Women's group November 22, 2012

    Panaji: The BJP is more keen on promoting alcohol than the Congress party in the state, women's rights activists alleged here Wednesday, criticising the ruling party's decision to allow more alcohol vendors during the 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Bailancho Saad, a leading women's rights group, would be protesting...
  • Indian woman's death: Abortion debate flares in Ireland November 15, 2012

    Dublin: The debate over legalising abortion in Ireland flared on Wednesday after the government confirmed that a woman in the midst of a miscarriage was refused an abortion and died in an Irish hospital after suffering from blood poisoning. Ireland Prime Minister Enda Kenny said he was awaiting findings from...
  • US senators seek action against attackers of Malala October 20, 2012

    Washington: A group of 14 top women senators has written to Pakistan's Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to ensure that the perpetrators of the attack on teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai are brought to justice. "We believe an attack against Malala represents an attack against all women across the world...
  • Malala attack: 3 brothers of Taliban commander arrested October 14, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistani security agencies have arrested three brothers of a senior Taliban commander from Swat during a raid for alleged links to the nearfatal attack on teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai, who is still on ventilator in hospital and making "slow and steady" progress. The suspects, who were arrested on Saturday...
  • 'Malala's condition satisfactory, vital organs intact' October 14, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, was still on ventilator at a top army hospital, though her condition was satisfactory and her vital organs were "intact and working properly", the military said on Saturday. The condition of 14yearold Malala, who...
  • Saudi beats wife, ordered to read Quran May 11, 2012

    Riyadh: A Saudi man found guilty of hitting his wife has been sentenced by a court to read the Quran and two Islamic books on relations between spouses. He will later sit for a test on what he learned from the books. The man was told to memorise five of the...
  • Give equal rights to women: Sri Sri Ravishankar February 4, 2012

    Bangalore: Sri Sri Ravishankar's Art Of Living Ashram looked like a conglomerate of foreign embassies on Friday as representatives from over 55 countries had assembled there to exchange their ideas and experience in various fields at the International Women's Conference. The discussion eventually boiled down to spiritual approach to the subject...