- 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’.
[Gender sensitisation] [South Asia] [Indian Girls] [Gender inequality] [Sexual Harassment] [Sexual Violence] [Indian women]
- Sexual violence has been used as a tactic of warfare: Zainab Hawa Bangura, UN envoy
Jun 14, 2013
Conflict-related sexual violence has been used as a tactic of warfare in many armed conflicts around the globe, said Zainab Hawa Bangura, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict. Excerpts from the interview.
[UN] [UN Secretary General] [Conflict] [Sexual Violence]
- Rape as a metaphor: Learnings on the road to justice
Apr 07, 2013
Rape, as a part of the law and the criminal justice system in India, has had a very long, arduous evolution. From a time when rapes by policemen were not considered extraordinary or raping women with objects as not even seen as rape, to now when there has been a furore over the rape and murder of the girl in Delhi. Pamela Philipose writes how the fight for justice should go on and not stop now.
[Justice] [Rape] [Gender] [Sexual Violence] [Women's Rights] [India]
- Sexuality of an individual is a very private matter: Priya Dutt
Jul 15, 2016
Congress leader and Sanjay Dutt's sister Priya Dutt feels that sexual minorities and sex workers have an equal right to dignified life. In an interview to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, Priya says that segregation of LGBTs is a dangerous trend and they should not feel caged in our society. Excerpts from the interview:
[Gender Empowerment] [Sex workers] [Sexual Violence] [Lesbians] [Girl abuse] [Bisexuals] [Gays] [LGBT]
- Sexual crimes: Men must learn to control, says Soha Ali Khan
Apr 08, 2014
The first objective of cinema and television, especially of cinema is entertainment, believes Soha Ali Khan, a popular Bollywood actor.
[Sexual Violence] [Gender Inequality] [Bollywood] [Sexual harassment India] [South Asia] [Gender empowerment] [Soha Ali Khan Sharmila Tagore]
- Girls should learn to hit back, exhorts Delhi top cop
Jul 20, 2015
Delhi police commissioner BS Bassi has urged women for being ready to hit back at the molesters instead of suffering in silence.
[Delhi Police] [Sexual Violence] [Sexual harassment India] [South Asia] [Delhi women]
- Indian minister highlights rise in sexual abuses of kids
Jul 30, 2013
The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act should be in the school curriculum and children must be educated about its provisions, India’s Minister for Women and Child Development said.
[Child Rights] [Sexual Harassment] [Children] [Sexual Violence] [India] [Child abuse]
- Indian sitcoms need to revisit portrayal of women: Amala Akkineni
Mar 10, 2014
Popular actor and animal activist Amala Akkineni who is also the founder of Hyderabad based Blue Cross, an organization which works for animal welfare, spoke to OneWorld South Asia on the sidelines of REX awards in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
[Sexual Violence] [Amala Akkineni] [Sexual harassment India] [Gender empowerment] [Indian women] [Gender Equality] [South Asia]
- LGBTs should not feel caged in our society, says Priya Dutt
Aug 20, 2015
Expressing solidarity with gay rights activists, Congress leader Priya Dutt said that sexuality of an individual is a private matter.
[South Asia] [Lesbians] [Transgenders] [Sexual Violence] [India] [Gays]
- Business as usual is dangerous for planet: Global leaders
Feb 06, 2014
India’s External Affairs minister, Salman Khurshid, warned that continuation of shortages of water and food would lead the world to more tensions and conflicts.
[Delhi Sustainable Development Summit] [DSDS 2014] [Sexual Violence] [UN] [MDGs] [Business] [Energy crisis]