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5 Women Accused Of Being Witches Beaten To Death In India

AP | Posted 08.08.2015 | World

PATNA, India (AP) — Dozens of villagers in eastern India beat to death five women Saturday, accusing them of practicing witchcraft and blaming them ...

Accused Rapist Dragged From Jail And Lynched By Indian Mob

AP | Posted 05.06.2015 | World

NEW DELHI (AP) — Several thousand people stormed a prison in northeastern India, where they dragged away a man accused of rape and then lynched him,...

What You Need To Know About Chronic Sexual Violence In India

HuffPost Japan | Kosuke Takahashi | Posted 01.16.2015 | World

An Uber taxi driver accused of assaulting a female passenger during a ride in the Indian capital Delhi last December will be tried in a fast-track cou...

India Acid Attack Caught On CCTV

AP | Posted 12.24.2014 | World

NEW DELHI (AP) — Two men riding a motorcycle threw acid on a woman in a crowded neighborhood in New Delhi, causing serious injuries, police said Wed...

India: Girls Found Hanging From Tree Killed Themselves, Not Slain By Rapists

AP | MUNEEZA NAQVI | Posted 01.27.2015 | World

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top investigative agency said Thursday that two teenage girls believed to have been raped and hanged by attackers in a nort...

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...

Sabrina Siddiqui

This Viral Short Film In India Makes A Strong Statement On Women's Safety | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.22.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- Can India, a country struggling to combat an increasingly high-profile rape culture, envision a society where women feel safe in the com...

India And Silicon Valley Are Boys' Clubs, But India's Future Looks More Diverse

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 09.13.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

The majority of publicly traded Indian companies -- 922 of 1,462 -- have no women on their boards. But there is good news at the lower ranks -- and it will give India a major advantage in the future.

Are India's Cities Any More Safe Today for Women and Girls?

Sarah Degnan Kambou | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact
Sarah Degnan Kambou

Do women and girls feel safer? Are perpetrators of sexual violence held accountable? Or is justice languishing in courtrooms and police stations while women continue to fear for their safety every time they step out of their homes?

Indian Politician Says Women Who Have Sex Before Marriage Should Be Hanged

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.15.2014 | World

In full national election season, a top Indian politician sparked global outrage by arguing that women who have sex before marriage should be hanged. ...

India Makes A Gun To Fit In Your Purse

Posted 01.25.2014 | World

In India, a new female-friendly handgun has sparked renewed scrutiny over how women can protect themselves from sexual violence. Made by the state-...

One Year After Delhi Rape Case, Slow Progress For Women's Rights

AP | NIRMALA GEORGE | Posted 12.13.2013 | World

NEW DELHI (AP) — The phones were ringing nonstop in the tiny, windowless office in downtown New Delhi, with urgent appeals from desperate women. On...

One Indian Woman Killed Every Hour Over Dowry

AP | Posted 11.03.2013 | World

NEW DELHI — One woman dies every hour in India because of dowry-related crimes, indicating that the country's economic boom has made demands for...

Building an Anti-Trafficking Movement, Rebuilding Lives in India

Barbara Borst | Posted 05.13.2013 | World
Barbara Borst

Going home again is rarely an option for girls and women who have been forced into prostitution in India. Whether they have escaped or have been rescued, their families often shun them. The result is that girls and women need support to establish new lives.

WATCH: Indian Police Brutally Beat Woman In Public

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 03.06.2013 | World

A video showing Indian police brutally beating a young woman in public has sparked outrage across the Punjab state. In the footage above, four cops...

India Probes Rape Of 7-Year-Old Inside School

AP | Posted 03.01.2013 | World

NEW DELHI -- Police are investigating the rape of a 7-year-old girl inside a state-run school in the Indian capital. A Delhi police spokesman said Fr...

Rage In India As More Women Attacked

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2013 | World

By Sharat Pradhan LUCKNOW, India, Jan 1 (Reuters) - The ashes of an Indian student who died after being gang-raped were scattered in t...

Hospital: Gang Rape Victim Surviving Against The Odds

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2013 | World

SINGAPORE, Dec 28 (Reuters) - An Indian gangrape victim whose assault in New Delhi triggered nationwide protests earlier this month has suffered "si...

Indian Rape Victim Flown To Singapore

AP | RAVI NESSMAN | Posted 02.26.2013 | World

NEW DELHI — Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pledged Thursday to take action to protect the nation's women while the young victim of a gang ...

Delhi Police Promise To Protect Woman After Gruesome Rape Case

AP | RAVI NESSMAN | Posted 02.20.2013 | World

NEW DELHI — Indian officials announced Friday a broad campaign to protect women in New Delhi following the gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-...

The Power of Grassroots Democracy

Mary Ellen McNish | Posted 01.21.2013 | Impact
Mary Ellen McNish

Holding local government to account is one of the most important tools people have to end their own hunger and poverty. But in most of the developing world, this is just a dream.

My Final Thoughts of My Time in India

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

For all the challenges that India may have, it's a wonderful country. The people are warm, smart, generous and tireless workers. I hope this is the first of many trips that I will take to this country.

285 Indian Girls Give Up 'Unwanted' Name

AP | CHAYA BABU | Posted 12.22.2011 | World

MUMBAI, India — More than 200 Indian girls whose names mean "unwanted" in Hindi have chosen new names for a fresh start in life. A central Indi...

A Muslim and a Jew Break Roti in Mumbai

Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hanna Ingber Win

My Indian friends tell me that I need not be afraid of being Jewish here. But one meeting with a woman who has thus far shattered all my prejudices isn't going to crush this last one.

India: Single Women Break Their Silence

Inter Press Service | Nitin Jugran Bahuguna | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Nitin Jugran Bahuguna NEW DELHI, Oct 22 (IPS) - It has been more than eight years since the January 2001 earthquake struck the Indian state of G...