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India Sexual Violence

Is the New York Times Endorsing Legalization of Prostitution?

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 05.16.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Our culture's current lack of understanding of women as full human beings must evolve into a conviction that indivisible rights include freedom from unfettered male sexual access, from female genital mutilation to child marriage; from reproductive health to sexual violence; from sexual harassment to prostitution. Achieving equality depends on it.

This Simple Art Project Is Dismantling India's Rape Culture

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts

Locals call it "Rapist Lane." At night, no lights ignite it. In the day, idle buses line its sides, slated to eventually shuttle workers home from a n...

Without Government Action, Burden Will Remain on Women to Fight Back Against Violence

Ravi Verma | Posted 02.11.2015 | World
Ravi Verma

The viral videos provide just one snapshot of the reality faced by India's women and girls, but the real causes and consequences of this ever-present violence have remained absent from the conversation.

How One Indian Police Department Is Helping Abused Women Break Their Silence

Reuters | Posted 01.03.2015 | World

By Jatindra Dash BHUBANESWAR, India, Nov 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For almost a decade, the 45-year-old Indian housewife suffer...

Third Woman In 2 Weeks Reportedly Found Raped And Hanged In India

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.12.2014 | World

Nearly two weeks after two teenage girls were found raped and hanged from a mango tree in northern India, a 44-year-old woman was found hanged from a ...

Indian Politician On Rape: 'Sometimes It's Right, Sometimes It's Wrong'

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.06.2014 | World

Every 21 minutes a rape is reported in India, but some of the country’s politicians still don’t take the crime seriously. As the country conti...

Can Modi End Rampant Sexual Abuse in India?

Human Rights Watch | Posted 08.04.2014 | World
Human Rights Watch

Modi campaigned as a leader who can deliver. He should take the initiative to press the police and the criminal justice system to be more responsive to cases of sexual violence.

Banning Lingerie From Storefronts Won't Solve India's Gang Rape Problem

Mary David | Posted 11.17.2013 | World
Mary David

To suggest that viewing lingerie somehow induces a man to inflict sexual bodily harm against someone else reinforces and validates the idea that men cannot and need not temper their impulses.

Practicing on the Margins of Mainstream Law: A Personal Perspective on Sexual Violence in India

Naina Kapur | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Naina Kapur

It was a classic case with an atypical witness -- a young man, that rare witness to a rape, who exposed to us all the elements of what was so deeply broken in our criminal justice system when it comes to women and sexual violence. He was indeed the hero amongst us all.

How Can We End Violence Against Women?

Ruth Rosen | Posted 04.13.2013 | World
Ruth Rosen

All kinds of gender violence are still ubiquitous, and a disgrace to our global efforts to expand our ideas about human rights. It will take many more decades before everyone agree that violence at home, at work, and on the battlefield are not customs, but are, in fact, crimes against humanity.

Daughters Of India

Saumya Arya Haas | Posted 03.04.2013 | Religion
Saumya Arya Haas

Mother India, Your daughters are dying. Your structures of power and abuse -- and denial of that abuse -- make our suffering not only possible, but probable. Stop using Your "sentiments" as an excuse to silence evidence of human suffering. See us. Hear us.

Not Because a Woman Was Raped

Satpal Singh | Posted 03.02.2013 | World
Satpal Singh

Unless we recognize and address the root cause of denigration of women, and violence against them, we are just tinkering with the outward symptoms of a chronic disease without treating the disease itself.

Gang Rape Survivor Has Intestines Removed, Says She Wants To Live

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.26.2012 | World

Shocking details of the physical condition of the 23-year-old survivor of the bus gang rape and assault that took place in India over the weekend emer...