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Safer Cities: India's Women and Girls Can't Wait

Sarah Degnan Kambou | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact
Sarah Degnan Kambou

Women like Nitya, Devi, Anjali and Deepa deserve better. They deserve safe public spaces where they can attend school, ride the bus or report incidents to the police without fear they will be stigmatized or ignored.

When is Enough, Enough? India's Women and Girls Must Be Safe to Live Their Lives

Sarah Degnan Kambou | Posted 06.12.2014 | Impact
Sarah Degnan Kambou

New Delhi women and girls surveyed by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) told us that they feared walking on the street, visiting the market, even waiting on a bus.

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

Sarah Degnan Kambou | Posted 06.09.2014 | 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?

3 Men Confess To Gang Rape, Murder Of 2 Indian Teens

AP | BISWAJEET BANERJEE | Posted 06.02.2014 | World

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Three men have confessed to the gang rape and slaying of two teenage girls who were found hanging from a tree in northern Indi...

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. ...

Dear Indian Media, Please Stop Calling the Kettle Black

Kuro Tawil | Posted 04.02.2014 | Media
Kuro Tawil

The Indian media needs to focus their attention more on highlighting a real and growing problem, and less time trying to convince its citizens that things are not as bad as they seem.

This Powerful Ad Turns The Male Gaze Back On Men

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

Judging from this new ad, men are made just as uncomfortable by leering stares as women are. Indian film school Whistling Woods International, re...

Indian Women Break the Silence Around Rape

Kayonaaz Kalyanwala | Posted 02.21.2014 | World
Kayonaaz Kalyanwala

The anger has diffused but not disappeared. We -- women, men, feminists, activists and politicians -- continue to ask questions and seek answers as to how we can end rape. The reality looks bleak. But the future is hopeful, if only because women across India are beginning to be heard.

LOOK: India Mourns On First Anniversary Of Brutal Gang Rape

Posted 01.23.2014 | World

It has been exactly one year since a 23-year-old medical student was raped while traveling home with a friend in the Indian capital, a horrific crime ...

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...

Seeking Transformative Justice in the Aftermath of the New Delhi Rape Case

Ruth Messinger | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ruth Messinger

By strengthening the voices of women, girls and other marginalized communities, and by advocating simultaneously for changes in policies, we are one step closer to realizing an inclusive vision for justice and to building a world in which tragedies like the Delhi rape case are a thing of the past.

Parents Of Gang Rape Victim Hope Legacy Will Empower Women Worldwide

Agence France Presse | | Posted 11.17.2013 | World

The parents of a student fatally gang raped in New Delhi have told Australian television her attackers deserve the death sentence they have been given...

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...

Promoting Women's Economic Participation in India

Cherie Blair | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
Cherie Blair

Women are half India's demographic dividend; if they are given the right tools and community support, they can not only become financially independent, but could also become the engines that fuel India's future growth.

How The US Can Help Stop Violence Against Women In India

TakePart | Posted 03.05.2013 | Impact

It is 2013, and yet the status of women around the world remains critical. At every stage of life, females are still at risk in places like Afghanista...

December Diary: Where Women, Education and Violence Are Concerned, Progress Is Not Inevitable

Laurie L. Patton | Posted 03.30.2013 | World
Laurie L. Patton

Even with progress in education, violence against women has not abated. There is a global backlash against this progress, this insistence that educated women are also women in the public sphere. And the backlash is in the news every day.

Indian Women Hope Brutal Gang Rape Will Spark Change

AP | MUNEEZA NAQVI | Posted 01.08.2013 | World

By MUNEEZA NAQVI, The Associated Press NEW DELHI -- Preeti Singh worries each time her 20-year-old daughter has a late night at the hospital where ...

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...

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 Case Sets Off Debate On Indian Women's Rights

AP | RAVI NESSMAN | Posted 03.02.2013 | World

NEW DELHI — India's army and navy canceled New Year's celebrations on Monday out of respect for a New Delhi student whose gang-rape and murder h...

Police Fire Tear Gas At Gang Rape Protesters

AP | ASHOK SHARMA | Posted 02.21.2013 | World

NEW DELHI — Police in India's capital used tear gas and water cannons Saturday to push back thousands of people who tried to march to the presid...

Man Accused Of Brutal Bus Gang Rape: 'Hang Me'

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.19.2012 | World

One of the six men accused of brutally gang-raping a young woman and assaulting her male friend in New Delhi stunned the court on Wednesday with a sta...

Census Spotlights India's Missing Girls

AFP | Rupam Jain Nair | Posted 06.04.2011 | World

NEW DELHI (AFP) -- The problem of India's "missing girls" has been put under a harsh spotlight by new census data showing the ratio of female to male ...

India: Divorces Become More Common As Romance Gains Importance

GlobalPost | Jason Overdorf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI -- In India, love is in the air. Unfortunately, so is the raucous noise of lover's quarrels and the soporific drone of the court judge. T...

Jim Whitton Of The Hunger Project

E. A. Hanks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
E. A. Hanks

"A dangerous and patronizing cliche we often hear is, 'Give a man a fish and feed him for a day -- teach a man to fish and you feed him for life.' People living with chronic hunger have generations of wisdom about 'fishing' -- the problem is the barbed wire around the lake."