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इस नए साल का डर से नहीं हिम्मत से स्वागत करें महिलाएं नए साल की पूर्व संध्या पर यौन उत्पीड़न या हमले के शिकार होने वाली महिलाओं के लिए आसान प्रावधान

नए साल की शाम अक्सर भारत में महिलाओं के लिए बुरी यादें छोड़ जाती है. हालांकि 2016 में बेंगलुरु में महिलाओं से हुई सामूहिक छेड़छाड़ अभी भी हमारी याददाश्त में ताजा है, मुंबई, जो शहर अपने अपेक्षाकृत सुरक्षित माहौल के लिए जाना जाता है, वहां भी ऐसी घटनाएं हुई थी. भारत में यौन उत्पीड़न और बलात्कार के…

Not a Damsel in Distress Community Resource: Tips for women facing sexual harassment or assault

*** This resource was first published on Dec 31, 2017 as a ready reckoner for women facing sexual harassment on New Year’s Eve New Year’s Eve often ends badly for women revelers in India. While the mass molestation of women in Bangalore in 2016 is still fresh in public memory, there have been similar incidents…

South Korea, Japan at odds over “comfort women”

The Guardian reported that South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said in a statement that the country’s 2015 deal with Japan on the issue of “comfort women” was “seriously flawed” and “cannot solve” the countries’ longtime disagreement on the issue. “Comfort women” is a term used to refer to the several thousand women and girls, largely from the…

Aung San Suu Kyi “avoided” discussing rape of Rohingya when meeting UN official

Pramila Patten, the United Nations’ Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, visited Myanmar earlier this month to discuss the Rohingya crisis with the government. The Guardian was able to see a letter Patten sent to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, which indicated that Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s state counsellor, did not engage in “any…

UNHCR study finds increase in sexual violence against men, boys in Syrian crisis

A study published by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, suggests that sexual violence committed against men and boys in Syria could be more pervasive that was previously assumed. The study included several dozen informants and focus group discussions with 196 refugees in Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon. Those interviewed reported sexual violence such as rape, genital…

India a nation of women killers?

Hindutva’s Hard Sell The BJP’s claim of being “within striking distance of the Centre” is bogus. But only the purblind will deny that, as of now, the party which is playing with fire seems to be the only dynamic force in the political arena  It is only that the individual accounts get more gruesome. Acid…

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