Screening rape: India’s debate
Al Jazeera debating “India’s Daughter”
Indian police investigate gang-rape of American tourist
Woman was visiting Dharamsala, home of Dalai Lama, when she was grabbed by two men and assaulted, as latest sexual violence case rocks country.
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TWO SISTERS TO BE RAPED AS PUNISHMENT – DEMAND JUSTICE
An unelected all-male village council in India has ordered that 23-year-old Meenakshi Kumari and her 15-year-old sister are raped. The ‘sentence’ was handed down as punishment after their brother eloped with a married woman. They also ordered for the sisters to be paraded naked with blackened faces. Nothing could justify this abhorrent punishment.
Indian Woman Who Was Married Off At Just 11 Months Old Fights Against Child Marriage
Though child marriage is technically illegal in India, the practice is still relatively common. Santadevi Meghwal fights for her child marriage to be annulled.
Pakistan’s “Largest-Ever Child Abuse Scandal” Has Shocked The Nation
More than 400 minors in one village have reportedly been sexually abused in hundreds of child pornography videos. Police have arrested six people and are promising to bring justice to those behind the abuse.
Here’s How A Woman Is Helping Others Reclaim Their Bodies After Sexual Assault
Pavan Amara was raped when she was a teenager. As is the case for many survivors of sexual violence, the attack deeply affected the way she felt about herself physically. Unsure of what to do or how to feel better about her body, she looked for support online. After failed attempts, Amara decided to take action.
Open Defecation in India Leads to Rape and Disease. Now, Women Are Demanding Toilets.
Although open defecation has been reduced by 31 percent since 1990, about 300 million women and girls in India still have no other choice. Try to squat in a sari, while holding a cup of water to cleanse yourself and keeping an eye out for rapists.
UN paid millions to Russian aviation firm since learning of sex attack on girl
Documents reveal United Nations unit uncovered possible ‘culture of sexual exploitation and abuse’ after 2010 attack by UTair crew member, but permitted company to continue receiving contracts worth millions.
Hey Bollywood, Here’s Why I Blame You Every Time I Get Catcalled
Ladies, if you live in India and you’ve ever been in public, you know what it’s like to be leered, followed, whistled at, catcalled, and sang to by strange dudes. Nirali Shah BuzzFeed India Contributor
take’s a closer look at the largest film industry in the country..
An Alleged Teen Rape Victim Was Used As Bait By Police — Then Assaulted Again
A senior officer has been suspended over the botched sting operation, which happened in western India. A teenage girl in India who allegedly endured a brutal rape was assaulted again by the same suspected assailants after police used her in a botched operation to catch the pair, authorities have told Indian media.
Kerala: India 13-year-old girl ‘sold for sex’ by parents
Police in the southern Indian state of Kerala have arrested the mother and stepfather of a teenage girl for allegedly forcing her into the sex trade for two years.
Entrepreneurship Helps Delay Child Marriage In India, Empower Young Women
Impoverished girls in India who are at high risk of child marriage are gaining independence and generating income with the help of a Seattle-based nonprofit.
Landesa Rural Development Institute teaches girls in West Bengal about their land rights through the Security for Girls Through Land Project.
Narendra Modi’s ‘despite being a woman’ comment to female Bangladeshi Prime Minister sparks outrage in India
Mr Modi spoke to Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during a two-day visit to the country, and said that it was “heartening” that she was clear about her opposition to terrorism in spite of her gender.
Rohtak Rape-Murder Case Most Brutal Of My Career: Doctor
The examining doctor of the physically challenged woman from Nepal, who was brutally raped and murdered in Haryana, this month, said that he had never seen such a horrific case in his 30-year-long career.
India arrests five for kidnap and rape of Japanese woman
Five men have been arrested in India charged with kidnapping and repeatedly raping a Japanese student.Police in the eastern city of Calcutta say the assaults took place over a period of more than a month from 23 November and in at least two locations. They say an organised gang is suspected of targeting single women tourists. Increasing numbers of rape cases are being reported and highlighted in India, prompting widespread outrage.
Indian authorities arrest 3 suspects in rapes that were videotaped and shared on WhatsApp
In a controversial move, the videos were brought to light by activist Sunitha Krishnan
Caring About India’s Women Means Giving Up Our Defensiveness
While Barkha Dutt’s impassioned defense of India’s global image is going viral, it is also raising questions about what’s at stake when India’s harshest critics become its cheerleaders.
Thousands Of Indian Schools Implement Gender Classes To Fight Inequality
Some boys in India are questioning why their girl classmates have much more housework than they do.
And according to some, those questions could lead to less violence against women when those boys become adults.
Indian police arrest man over rape of elderly nun
Indian police have made their first arrest over the rape of an elderly nun that has shocked the country, a senior police official has said. The Hindu nationalist prime minister, Narendra Modi, has promised a crackdown on religious violence and has said he was deeply concerned about the attack on the nun.
‘He should be hanged by now. Why is he even speaking?’ Parents of bus rape victim reveal their dismay that killer said she ‘asked for it’ on controversial film India’s Daughter
Asha Devi and Badrinath Singh ‘dismayed’ at rapist’s comments aired on BBC film in first interview since it was broadcast but banned in India. Mukesh Singh, one of six attackers, said Jyoti was responsible for rape because she was out late and died because she ‘fought back’, Asha speaks of her pride that Jyoti, a medical student, refused to ‘surrender’.
How to Damage India’s Reputation
By stifling debate about social problems, politicians make them harder to solve. “THIS is an international conspiracy to defame India,” raged one minister in parliament last week, upset by a foreign film about a rape in Delhi. Pressed by the opposition, the government prevented the film from being shown on national television—guaranteeing it a large audience online.
The Indian women who keep silent about sexual violence
Writer Sudhiti Naskar ensconced herself in this community to find out more about the daily lives of women and she discovered that many women did not report rape or acts of sexual violence.
Here she explains why, even though West Bengal has the third highest rate of crimes against women in India, these women chose to remain silent.
India’s Daughter: ‘I made a film on rape in India. Men’s brutal attitudes truly shocked me’
Leslee Udwin spent two years making a documentary on the horrific rape and killing of young medical student Jyoti Singh. And it asks, has the attack really spurred a sea change for gender equality in India?
International media calls gang rape, murder ‘horrific’
CHANDIGARH: International media has termed the recent brutal murder and gang rape of a Nepali woman in Rohtak district as a “horrific case”.The Times of India had prominently reported the incident on February 6, inviting attention of activists across the country apart from authorities and international media.
Rape accused found dead in field
BAREILLY: One of the two men accused of raping a girl in Khera Chabutara village was found dead in a field on Wednesday. Family members of the 26-year-old Indrapal claim that the rape survivor’s father and two brothers might have a hand in the death of their son and have lodged an FIR in the matter. The police are awaiting the postmortem reports.
Uber adds SOS button in India following alleged rape
Uber today introduced two new features aimed at enhancing safety for passengers in India, where the car service has come under increased scrutiny after a driver allegedly raped a female passenger late last year.
A Mentally Ill Woman Was Brutally Raped And Murdered In Haryana, India
The 28-year-old’s body was found on Wednesday, missing her heart and lungs, with sticks, stones, and condoms stuffed into her sex organs, and her face eaten by animals.
Savage rape and murder of disabled woman sparks new protests over sexual violence in India
The savage rape and murder of a disabled woman has led to fresh protests over sexual violence in India. An autopsy showed the 28-year-old Nepalese woman had been horrifically mutilated by her attacker. Stones and blades had reportedly been forced into her during the horrifying assault. The ‘intellectually disabled’ woman’s body was dumped in a field in northern India.
Bengaluru: Unidentified person booked for the rape-cum-murder of an 8-year-old girl
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 accosted by the man.
“I am neither sanitizing nor sensationalizing the Delhi gang rape”
Acclaimed South African playwright Yael Farber on adapting the Delhi gang rape incident for stage and why India can be a catalyst for change to combat global violence against women In the weeks that followed the rape and torture of a 23-year-old in a moving bus in Delhi on December 16,2012,outrage against the heinous act resonated globally. Sitting in Montreal,Canada .
UP shocker: Videos of 2 gang rapes put online
Just two days after four young men abducted a college-going girl in Sambhal district, raped her in sugarcane fields and then blackmailed her by uploading images of the crime on YouTube, a minor girl in Agra has revealed that three men from her neighbourhood forced themselves on her and then posted videos of the crime on WhatsApp and YouTube. The crime occurred in January
What You Need To Know About Chronic Sexual Violence In India
The Indian government has doubled prison terms for rapists to 20 years. But rape incidents are still happening. Is any tougher punishment actually effective? And Why do rape incidents keep happening frequently in India?
Colts linebacker McNary charged with rape
The charges were filed to the Marion County prosecutor. McNary faces one count of rape, one count of criminal confinement and one count of battery resulting in bodily injury stemming from an incident that reportedly occurred Dec. 1.
The alleged victim met McNary at a bar and went back to his apartment, where she claims a fight broke out before he raped her. She took McNary’s phone, helping police trace the incident back to him. When police arrived at his house, he reportedly told them, “I know why you are here.”
McNary, who has made 28 tackles this season, said he kept evidence of the night, including some of the woman’s clothing.
Police investigating rape claim on school campus
Willows police are investigating after a 13-year-old girl claims she was raped more than a month ago on the Willows High School campus.Police said they are trying to determine whether or not the rape occurred. Police Chief Jason Dahl said they have a suspect, who is also a minor.
“We don’t want to make someone a suspect of a crime that isn’t, so we’re going to do a lot of investigation,” said Dahl. Willows High School Principal, Holly McGlaughlin, said the school is holding off on notifying parents until they have more information.
Delhi Uber passenger who alleges driver rape sues in U.S
A passenger who said she had been raped by an Uber driver in India’s capital sued the online car service in U.S. federal court on Thursday, claiming the company failed to maintain basic safety procedures.
In the lawsuit, the woman, who resides in Delhi and was not named, called Uber the “modern day equivalent of electronic hitchhiking.”
#standwithpriya. Meet Priya The Rape Survivor, India’s Newest Comic Book Hero
Meet Priya, the rape-survivor superhero of India’s new comic book about sexual harassment in India, called “Priya’s Shakti.” She is a superhero who works not alone, but with the Hindu Goddess Parvati, in this mythological Hindu tales inspired comic book made by New York based filmmaker Ram Devineni, and drawn by graphic novel artist Dan Goldman.
Suspects Confess In Rape, Slaying Of 2 India Teens
Three men have confessed to the gang rape and slaying of two teenage girls who were found hanging from a tree in northern India, police said Sunday, in a case that has recast a light on rampant sexual violence in the country.