How The Two-Finger Test Perpetuates Rape Myths Centred Around ‘Honour’

Trigger Warning: This piece contains mentions of sexual violence which may be triggering for readers. New Delhi: On October 31, 2022 the Supreme Court of India once …

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How The Climate Crisis Is Driving Sex Trafficking In Arid Rayalaseema

Kadiri (Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh): The livelihood crisis created by scorching summers, failed monsoons and frequent droughts in the arid Rayalaseema region of southwestern Andhra Pradesh …

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Harassment, Assault, Murder – But Stalking Is Still Not A ‘Serious’ Crime

New Delhi: The murder last week of Chennai college student Sathya Priya by her stalker is at once horrific and familiar: a young woman is followed …

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India’s Workplace Harassment Law Has Failed Informal, Marginalised Workers

New Delhi: India’s law on sexual harassment at work has failed to account for the experiences of informal sector working women, most of who are from …

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How Forced Evictions Are Pushing Women To The Edge Of Precarity

New Delhi: For two years now Shabana Khatoon has been living under a tarpaulin sheet near the Dhobi Ghat in south Delhi’s Jamia Nagar. For 20 …

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Why Courts Must Stop Fixating On The ‘Modesty’ Of Survivors Of Sexual Violence

New Delhi: The use of the archaic idea of feminine “modesty” in the interpretation of the penal laws on sexual violence is regressive because it undermines …

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Why Gender Crimes Need Exclusive Not Segregated Handling By Police: Studies

New Delhi: Police stations with help desks for women, especially those run by women, are more likely to register cases of gender-based violence, says a new …

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Why Delhi Cannot Celebrate Its Declining Gender Crime Numbers Yet

New Delhi: Here are some critical data-points on crimes against women in Delhi for the year 2020 from the Crime in India report by National Crime …

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How Digital Spaces Are Pushing Marginalised Women Campaigners Further Into Shadows

New Delhi: The rights of women from India’s marginalised communities are being disproportionately constrained and eroded in digital civic spaces, says a report by The Bachchao …

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Why It Is Hard For Disabled Women, Queer Persons To Leave Abusive Partners

Bengaluru: Reema*, 32, has been married for about five years but the man she thought would be her life partner has turned out to be a …

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