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Netizens laud TV show 'Anupamaa' for highlighting domestic abuse, consent and mental health

January 11, 2022 7:32 pm

It takes continuous effort to educate people on personal rights and agency, and storytellers, filmmakers and showrunners have a huge role to play when it comes to de-stigmatising such sensitive topics

When your abuser is a powerful politician

May 18, 2021 11:08 am

It was 2018, and at the time, Schneiderman was widely perceived as a feminist hero for going after Harvey Weinstein and advocating for domestic abuse victims. Who would believe that, at the end of the day, he would go home, get drunk and slap his girlfriend?

'How to control your woman' googled 165 million times amid pandemic, reveals study

April 30, 2021 2:25 pm

The study looked at Google searches in the US that was focused on six areas of interest--precarity and insecurity, despondency and helplessness, indicative male violence, and intentional male violence

Abuse begins at home

November 23, 2020 5:41 pm

Parental violence towards girls particularly has been underplayed for years. In this pandemic, these fault lines have come to the fore

Cop beats wife in MP: How pandemic has worsened domestic violence, abuse

September 29, 2020 7:04 pm

Ever since the pandemic began, the UN reported that while Lebanon and Malaysia saw the number of calls to helplines double -- compared with the same month last year -- in China, they have tripled

Duchess of Cornwall Camilla writes heartfelt letter to domestic abuse survivors

September 05, 2020 4:44 pm

Nearly two-thirds of victims of domestic abuse have been unable to seek help, for fear of repercussions from their partner, or because of the restrictions of Covid-19, wrote Camilla

Rising domestic violence in India: National bodies and Twitter launch search prompt for help

June 17, 2020 6:48 pm

In a move to back efforts to quell rise in domestic violence, Twitter India has launched a dedicated search prompt.

Domestic violence on rise amid Covid-19 lockdown: Helplines, shelter homes running, Delhi, Centre, DSLSA tell HC

April 26, 2020 10:20 pm

The submissions were made during hearing of a petition by an NGO, which sought an intervention by the Delhi High Court for effective measures to help victims of domestic violence.

Put women and girls at centre of COVID-19 recovery: UN Secretary-General

April 11, 2020 1:40 pm

While everyone is affected, the UN chief highlighted the devastating consequences of the pandemic on women and girls, encompassing every sphere -- from health and the economy to the security and social protection.

Delhi: ‘Beaten’ up by husband, 22-year-old woman dies after consuming poison

January 19, 2020 4:47 am

Police said they were informed that a woman was admitted to Batra Hospital at 11.50 pm on Thursday after she allegedly consumed a poisonous substance at home.