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Pak women get legal shield against sexual harassment
May 19, 2010 Working women in Pakistan feel brave, safer and more confident after gaining legal protection against sexual harassment. Recently, the country’s parliament passed anti– sexual harassment legislation that categorises it as a ‘crime’ with up to three years of imprisonment and fine of up to five lakh rupees.
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Pakistan clears landmark bill against workplace harassment
Jan 22, 2010 In a significant move, the Pakistan Assembly has passed a bill to prevent sexual harassment at workplaces and provide a safe working environment.
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Software hub in India gets an official ‘Rape Schedule’
Mar 21, 2012 On a recently passed order of not deploying women at work after 8 pm by Gurgaon authorities, after a woman employee was gangraped at a mall, women rights activist Pratiksha Baxi argues that women's access to public spaces is regulated by the threat of rape, with the assumption that women face greater chances of risk when they work till late at night. It means that women are expected to organise their life, work on the fear of rape at work or in public spaces; failing which, they are blamed for having "invited" the violence of rape.
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Not on our bodies anymore
Mar 26, 2012 From its capital city Delhi to the peaceful city of Kolkata, women in India seem to walk alone in their quest for freedom in the real sense. The question remains, will the government step up in its job to prevent rape crimes and go beyond its empty promises and fool hardy statements. Rajashri Dasgupta talks of the sordid and sad conditions the women of Kolkata face.
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Men passing lewd comments at women should be sent to jail: Kapil Sharma
Jan 06, 2014 Kapil Sharma, a stand-up Indian comedian, Comedy Nights With Kapil, in an interview with OneWorld South Asia, said that people who pass lewd comments on women should be put behind bars. Sharma was in New Delhi for the launch of a nation-wide campaign, ‘Honour Our Women’.
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India: Stiff laws to combat sexual assault
Jun 03, 2010 India has proposed to amend the law against sexual assault with Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2010, but human rights activists combating for a tough law fear that the new legislation may be trivialised like the women’s reservation bill, says Kalpana Kannabiran. The new law aims at putting sexual assault with evolving international jurisprudence that sees rape as a form of torture.
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Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Bill: Justice or a cruel joke?
Dec 08, 2010 The Protection of Women against Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Bill 2010 has overlooked a wide range of issues, argues Amrita Nandy. Not only does it exclude domestic workers form its ambit, it proposes to penalise women who fail to provide evidence for “harassment”, which is often hard to provide.
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Afghan women march against harassment
Jul 14, 2011 Most women in Afghanistan face street harassment on a daily basis discouraging them to leave their houses. A protest march in Kabul on Thursday, July 14 aims to raise awareness against the issue, activist Noorjahan Akbar reports.
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Writing on the city wall: End street harassment
Jul 25, 2011 Escalating incidents of harassment women face in public spaces have spurred activists into action. Academician K.C. Wagner and campaigner Emily May demand a comprehensive global study to review the impact of street harassment and explore solutions to make women feel safe in their communities.
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In support of the Besharmi Morcha/'Slutwalk'
Aug 05, 2011 Delhi’s recent 'Slutwalk' march against sexual harassment sparked much debate - from its nomenclature to relevance. Academician Pratiksha Baxi contends that the idea behind the campaign is to break silence, protest aloud and reclaim a woman’s autonomy.
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Sexual harassment of women at workplace bill passed amidst coal-gate chaos
Sep 03, 2012 Amid din over coal block allocation issue, the Lok Sabha today passed a bill which seeks to protect women, including lakhs employed as domestic workers, from sexual harassment at workplace.
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Another Hindu girl in Pak forced to convert to Islam: report
Jul 02, 2012 Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), quoting reports, said that every month in the Sindh province of Pakistan more than 200 girls from the religious minority groups are forced to marry after their abduction, and when perpetrators are caught or police reports are filed, the culprits use fictitious marriage certificates from Muslim seminaries, which are generally followed by the courts.
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Child sex abuse cases rising in Sri Lanka
Jul 12, 2012 With over 700 incidents of rape or abuse of children coming to light during the first six months this year, cases of rape and molestation of children, and crimes like rape of teenage girls, have risen alarmingly in Sri Lanka. According to police the number of incidents was out of a total of around 900 complaints of rape and abuse of women and children received by the police this year.
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India: Revised bill against sexual harassment
Jul 20, 2012 India’s Parliamentary Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) met at Indore recently to discuss the bill on Sexual harassment of women at workplace.
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India takes a re-look at its laws on sexual violence
Jul 21, 2012 The Indian government has stirred a hornet’s nest with its announcement to review Rape laws in the country and tweaking it to make it ‘gender neutral’. The news brought it with it many questions on the state of women’s rights in India and a lot hinges on what decision is made in the end.
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Ensuring women's safety in India's capital
Nov 26, 2009 Cities in India have become extremely unsafe for women. To create safer public spaces for women and to sensitise people, the Delhi Government launched the ‘Safe Delhi Campaign’, in association with UNIFEM, UN Habitat and Jagori in New Delhi yesterday.
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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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Take back the streets
Dec 13, 2011 A popular website dedicated to ending street harassment in New York and in the Indian cities of New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai uses the power of the web and blogging to create awareness of street harassment.
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Afghan children in 'modern day slavery'
Feb 05, 2009 Experts have termed the treatment of some children in Afghanistan as equivalent to modern day slavery. The UN and human rights organisations said that child trafficking, servitude, forced marriages and abuse were widespread in the country and were set to continue because of extreme poverty and lack of state intervention.
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India passes Sexual Harassment at Workplace Bill
Feb 28, 2013 In a landmark decision, the Parliament passed the Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace Bill, giving more women the security of a law to address this issue which is often hidden and forgotten in India.
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Working women can now feel safe!
Jul 07, 2010 A Bill on prevention of sexual harassment of women at the workplace will be introduced in the monsoon session of the Indian Parliament. Spanning across organised as well as unorganised sector, it will build a secure working atmosphere for the country’s rising female workforce.
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Bangladesh: Mobile courts to prosecute eve teasers
Nov 11, 2010 The Bangladesh government has empowered mobile courts to prosecute the individuals accused of sexual harassment of women and eve teasing. The move has come in the wake of an ever increasing report of such crimes.
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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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Schoolgirls in Kenya reeling under sexual harassment
Dec 11, 2010 In Kenya, rape, threats, coercion, bullying and deaths have plagued schools – and girls are often the main casualties. The incidents of mass rape and death attract huge media attention and public condemnation but still, nothing much has been done to address these issues.
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Gay in Iran: Tortured by state, spurned by all
Dec 17, 2010 Human Rights Watch reveals widespread discrimination and violence against homosexuals and other sexual minorities in Iran in a recent report. Iran’s penal code criminalizes all sexual relations outside of traditional marriage and alleged non-conformity to laws often results in harassment and in most cases death penalty.
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In Haiti camps, rape stalks women: Amnesty
Jan 09, 2011 An Amnesty report lays bare horrific accounts of rape in Haiti's filthy refugee camps a year after a devastating quake left many struggling to rebuild their shattered lives.
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Female journalists and sexual violence: A conversation long overdue
Feb 22, 2011 Lara Logan has showed courage for speaking out about the sexual violence she fell victim to while covering the protests in Tahrir Square. In doing so she has opened a debate that has been shamefully quiet – should journalists (both male and female) raise their voice against sexual assaults aimed at them?
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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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Bangladesh: Sexual harassment pushing many towards suicide
Dec 15, 2010 Frequent sexual harassment and fear of social ostracism has led to a dramatic rise in the number of suicides among women and young girls. Also, women are being driven out of places of education because of escalating instances of eve-teasing and harassment.
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For an Indian rape survivor, it’s one assault after another
Dec 18, 2010 Outdated forensic testing standards, like the contentious two-finger test, social perceptions and a flawed public health response system in India, force rape victims to relive the traumatic experience over and over again. Rights groups have therefore demanded a complete overhaul of this evidence-oriented, insensitive health system.
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