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Lack of funds, infrastructure and training in one-stop crisis centres: Women panel report

January 11, 2020 4:24 am

One-point crisis centres were proposed following the 2012 Delhi gangrape case to provide women facing sexual and domestic abuse a single point of contact for medical, legal, social, and psychological aid.

This is a war on women

December 03, 2019 2:14 pm

In case it has gone unnoticed, there is a familiar pattern in these ‘well-known’ or ‘high-profile’ rapes and murders that have received more media attention than the others... they could all have survived the murderous attacks after the rape, had they accepted their fate.

Two brothers held for ‘sexual assault on minor girl, attacking family’

June 20, 2019 4:17 am

“The whole incident had been captured in CCTV cameras fitted in the locality, which the girl’s family had planned to submit to the police as evidence of the crime. But the brothers also destroyed the cameras before fleeing from the spot,” an official at Kurla police station said.

Ohio State doctor sexually abused 177 students, officials were aware

May 18, 2019 11:04 am

An investigative report says a now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students over nearly two decades, and university officials knew what he was doing and did little to stop him.

Ex-Chilean bishop returns to face allegations of sexual abuse

February 12, 2019 11:52 am

Cox resigned his bishop's post in 1997 amid rumors of his closeness to young people, though he had not been charged at the time. He moved to Germany in 2002 and was expelled from the Catholic Church this past October.

Pope Francis acknowledges priests and bishops have sexually abused nuns

February 06, 2019 9:24 am

Catholic nuns have accused clerics of sexual abuse in recent years in India, Africa and in Italy, and a Vatican magazine last week wrote about nuns having abortions or giving birth to the children of priests.

Odisha shelter home girls allege sexual abuse, in-charge arrested

December 01, 2018 6:57 pm

The girls had alleged that the in-charge, the accused, had been harassing them sexually, physically and mentally for last two years and they did not tell anyone about it out of fear and shame.

Shelter homes abuse: Muzaffarpur incident would never have happened if the existing mechanism was adequate, says SC

October 04, 2018 4:52 pm

A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur was dealing with the matter in which 34 girls were allegedly raped and sexually abused in a shelter home run by an NGO at Muzaffarpur in Bihar.

US Catholic Church plans hotline for complaints of abuse by bishops

September 20, 2018 9:52 am

The hotline was one of several moves unveiled on Wednesday by bishops to try to rebuild trust in the US church hierarchy after recent allegations that bishops had abused children and covered up decades of sex crimes by priests.

Brooklyn Diocese to pay $27.5 million to settle four sex abuse claims

September 19, 2018 8:51 am

The settlement comes just two weeks after the New York attorney general subpoenaed all eight Roman Catholic dioceses in the state as part of an investigation into the handling of sex abuse allegations.


Disney princesses struggle with sexual abuse and drug overdose in this thought-provoking photo series

May 12, 2017 4:41 pm

Photographer Shannon Dermody re​imagine​d​ what the princesses would go through if they were living in today's times.


All the Senate's men empowering women, since 1991

October 01, 2018 3:35 pm

From Anita Hill to Dr Christine Blasey Ford, the video spotlights the Senate’s strides in gender sensitivity and female representation.