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Journalists threatened and harassed after numbers leaked online Bid to curtail Press Freedom?

Several Indian journalists, known for their liberal and secular views, became victims of doxxing when their numbers were leaked and circulated, allegedly by right-wing social media trolls. Barkha Dutt, Abhisar Sharma, Rajdeep Sardesai and many others, have since then received threats of violence and abusive messages on their phones. Is this a conspiracy against media…

Sexual Harassment in the Media Report details facts, costs, and guides for employers and employees

With the #MeToo movement gaining momentum in India, numerous women in the media industry have publicly revealed incidents of sexual harassment and assault. Unfortunately, per a 2018 report on sexual harassment in the media from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and Women in News (WIN), “sexual harassment in the news media…

As #MeToo mounts, Bhanwari Devi’s Struggle Must Not be Forgotten Human Rights Defender Profile

“Indian culture has not yet touched such low depths that an innocent villager would lose all sense of age and caste and like a wolf would pounce upon a woman, that too in the presence of a 70-year old,” said the Jaipur district and sessions court while acquitting the four accused in Bhanwari Devi rape…

ABVP members allegedly attack BHU students celebrating Gender Equality Students assaulted while commemorating anniversary of protest against shaming of sexual harassment survivor

Members of the RSS affiliated Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) allegedly attacked students of Banaras Hindu University celebrating the anniversary of gender rights protest that had taken the university by storm last year. They attacked the students on Sunday, the one-year anniversary of the 23 September women’s protest against the shaming of a sexual harassment…

Widespread sexual harassment and assault at the United Nations

A Guardian investigation has found that “the United Nations has allowed sexual harassment and assault to flourish in its offices around the world, with accusers ignored and perpetrators free to act with impunity,” with “a culture of silence and a flawed grievance system that is stacked against victims”. The Guardian spoke to UN staffers working in more than ten…

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…

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