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Kashmir Assembly introduces bill against domestic violence
Mar 29, 2010 Aimed at protecting women against any kind of violence within the family, a bill has been introduced in Kashmir’s legislative Assembly by the Social Welfare Minister. It prohibits abuse or threats by husband, harassment by way of dowry and provides women rights to secure housing.
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Shelter for Afghan women
Jan 13, 2010 A jointly established shelter by UN and Afghan Voices of Women has brought a glimmer of hope to many women who face domestic violence in Afghanistan. The refuge not only helps them find justice, but also provides employment opportunities and training in tailoring, carpet weaving and literacy.
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What next to stop domestic violence?
Feb 27, 2012 Prevention of Domestic violence Act in India has curbed the abuse to some extent. However, much ground needs to be covered through collaborations among the government, civil society and citizens, writes women's rights activist, Pamela Philipose.
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India's apex court takes tough stand against dowry
Jun 04, 2009 Commenting on a recent case of dowry death in a north Indian state, the country’s apex court has said that no mercy should be shown towards the perpetrators of crime. Every year thousands of women fall prey to greedy husbands and in-laws.
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Domestic violence: Delhi court upholds women’s rights
Apr 22, 2013 Victims of domestic violence and marital dispute get much needed legal relief.
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Call for action to combat domestic violence in Bangladesh
Dec 28, 2012 Speakers at a participatory discussion in Bangladesh defined domestic violence and corporal punishment is a deadly crime, a social menace and a costly public health problem.
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Girls face abuse daily, all over the world: UN chief
Oct 11, 2012 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says it is a moral imperative for society to invest in girls as a matter of basic justice and equality.
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Empowerment brings more violence to women in India
Oct 29, 2009 Working women in India face an increased risk of domestic violence, according to a recent study. The research underscores the need for promotion of unbiased gender attitudes and norms to achieve a violence-free and gender-equitable future.
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Stepping into Eve's world
Dec 22, 2009 The Vagina Monologues started as a play and went on to become a colossal V-Day movement that campaigns for better rights for women across the world. S. Shobhana interviews Eve Ensler, the author of the play and discusses various issues concerning violence against women.
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Promoting gender equitable attitudes and practices among men
Mar 08, 2011 The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) presents initial findings on men’s attitudes and practices on a wide variety of topics related to gender equality. The survey was conducted by International Center for Research on Women and Brazil’s Instituto Promundo in six countries across four continents.
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Desperate Afghan women turn to self-immolation
Mar 19, 2009 Poverty, illiteracy, lack of freedom and domestic violence are driving many young women in Afghanistan to commit suicide by self-immolating themselves. Even after the fall of Taliban in 2001 and a new constitution that guarantees gender equality, the Afghan society remains largely conservative.
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No culture has fully escaped prejudice against women: UN
Mar 31, 2009 UN Secretary-General in a video message to a global symposium has emphasised on the need for greater efforts worldwide to end gender violence. He added that men and boys in particular must play their part in making women and girls equal partners.
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Breaking the 'deafening silence' on gender roles
Apr 07, 2009 A global symposium on gender equity held recently in Brazil underlined that men’s participation in childcare and household work was significant for achieving gender equality. To back the initiative, international organisations are lobbying for the expansion of paternity leave from five days to one month.
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India to replicate US-model on domestic violence
Jun 17, 2010 The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) is mooting a proposal encouraging NGOs to provide assistance and shelter to victims of domestic violence. Taking example from the Safe DC programme in Washington DC, it aims to minimise state intervention while ensuring timely support.
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Domestic violence: A well kept secret of the South Asian diaspora?
Nov 04, 2010 The South Asian diaspora, despite being one of the most successful and prosperous sub-groups in USA, is prone to instances of domestic abuse, which often go unreported. The South Asian Network (SAN), a California based collective, works closely with victims of such abuse, and supports individuals facing a myriad range of immigration related situations that require legal or financial help.
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One in three South-African men admit to rape
Nov 28, 2010 A recent survey by South Africa’s Medical Research Council revealed that one in three men admitted to committing rape. In a country with the highest rates of rape in the world, violence against women is seen as being legitimate and normal even by women.
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On being a woman in Iraq
Nov 29, 2010 On one hand, Iraq boasts of a fair representation of women in its parliament. However, an equal number of them still face domestic violence and other forms of exploitation in their daily lives.
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Millions of women still exposed to violence: UN report
Jul 06, 2011 No improvements have been recorded in the position of women worldwide in terms of equality and justice, says the first UN Women report. Millions of women have no protection against domestic violence and sexual assault, the report highlights.
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German theology centres counsel women through religion
Oct 01, 2011 Muslim theology centres run by women in Germany offer religious solutions to immigrant women who are victims of domestic violence and abusive relationships and encourage them to fight for their rights.
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Domestic violence in India: 18 lakh girl children die in two decades
Jan 07, 2011 A study in India revealed that girls born in houses with spousal violence against wives are more susceptible to death in both the first year and the first five years of life. Domestic violence is seen to intensify the neglect of girls which is already widely prevalent in Indian society.
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Indian men least gender equal and most sexually violent: Study
Mar 07, 2011 International Centre for Research on Women and Instituto Promundo, in a survey conducted in six developing countries, has ranked Indian men least gender equitable with merely 17 percent qualifying for 'highly equitable' category. They also top the list on sexual violence. Experts have blamed repression of sexuality in India for the high rate of violence.
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Sri Lanka: Parliamentarian speaks out against domestic violence
Mar 24, 2011 Sri Lankan TV star turned parliamentarian has publicly spoken against domestic violence after being assaulted by her husband. Now a champion of abused women, she has taken their cause to the highest level of government, seeking support from fellow parliamentarians in stopping the menace and raising awareness.
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Afghanistan to tackle self-immolation
Sep 07, 2011 The government's new campaign will address the soaring problem of self-immolation among Afghan women who attempt suicide due to domestic violence and other abuse.
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The untold stories of violence against women
Nov 30, 2009 A conference recently held in Italy raised concern over disturbing figures of increasing violence against women. Among the many reasons, it has been found that the under-representation of women and misrepresentation of their role in media further exacerbates the problem.
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Barbaric law curbing Afghan women's rights takes effect
Aug 17, 2009 A new law in Afghanistan gives a Shia Muslim husband the right to deny food to his wife, if she refuses to fulfill his sexual demands. Far from showing his moderate credentials, president Hamid Karzai has succumbed to the pressure by fundamentalists to accrue electoral gains in the upcoming elections.
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Half of Indian women 'justify' wife beating
Sep 15, 2009 Violence against women has emerged as a serious problem in India with more than one-third of women reporting physical or sexual torture and over half of them justifying wife beating. These facts have been thrown up by a recent report released by the National Family Health Survey.
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Unsavoury side of educated Indian state
Oct 12, 2009 A south Indian state in India, known for high levels of literacy and enviable social development indicators, has also acquired a dubious distinction for being a land of violent husbands. Domestic violence in Kerala is on the increase.
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Villagers go online to marry without dowry
Mar 08, 2010 Under a joint collaborative between the panchayat and a women’s right NGO, a website has been launched in a village in south India that exclusively promotes dowry-free marriages. It also serves as a window to form interactive online communities on issues ranging from marriage customs to gender justice.
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Hotlines in the US for women in distress
Aug 26, 2009 Many young Indian girls these days are getting married to NRIs in the hope of brighter future and comfortable life. To their dismay, more often than not they find their dreams shattered when they become the victims of deceit, harassment and domestic violence, writes Sakuntala Narasimhan.
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"Focus on primary healthcare, clean water and sanitation in slum areas"
Nov 19, 2010 Says Dr. Armida Fernandez who is the founder, trustee and chairperson of Society For Nutrition Education and Health Action (SNEHA) in Mumbai. SNEHA works to promote the quality of care in urban health policies through innovative solutions to problems in nutrition, education and health in urban communities. Dr. Fernandez was honoured as an Ashoka Fellow in 2004 and is the past president of the National Neonatology Forum.
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Men ringing the bell against domestic violence
Sep 02, 2011 In an interview with OneWorld, Sunita Menon and Bindu Madhavi of global human rights organisation, Breakthrough, discuss their Bell Bajao Campaign against domestic violence and the idea behind involving men as protagonists to fight violence against women.
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