Friday, Sep 30, 2022

sexual violence


30% women in India subjected to physical, sexual violence: NFHS

May 08, 2022 7:50 am

Only 14% of women who have experienced physical or sexual violence by anyone have brought the issue up.

A history of the movement to criminalise marital rape across the world

February 03, 2022 10:37 pm

Marital rape is a relatively new concept in legal terms but while most of the Western world has criminalised the offence, the Indian Government urges Courts to withhold the concept that consent is inbuilt into marriage. The first country to criminalise marital rape was the Soviet Union in 1922.

‘I didn’t expect to make it back alive’: An interview with Tigray’s leader

July 04, 2021 11:07 am

Debretsion offered a rebel-side account of the conflict that has plunged Ethiopia into chaos since Nov. 4, when Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered a military operation there. The civil war has led to the displacement of nearly 2 million people.

'No man has the right to blame women': Imran Khan draws flak over remarks on sexual violence

June 23, 2021 4:00 pm

In an interview, aired by HBO, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said, “If a woman is wearing very few clothes it will have an impact on the man unless they are robots. It’s common sense.”

Imran Khan does it again, blames women wearing 'small clothes' for sexual violence

June 21, 2021 1:36 pm

Earlier this year, in an interview with Geo News, Khan had made similar comments, stating that sexual violence was a product of ‘obscenity,’ which he described as a Western import.

Ethiopia says 22 regional officials killed by Tigray rebels

May 27, 2021 7:52 am

An additional 20 interim officials had been "kidnapped" by forces loyal to the Tigrayan People's Liberation Front, or TPLF, which ruled the region until it was toppled by an offensive ordered by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in November.

UN chief: 52 armies and groups suspected of sexual violence

April 13, 2021 1:45 pm

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said restrictions on movement related to the COVID-19 pandemic and limited economic opportunities for women also "increased the risk of trafficking and sexual exploitation".

Combating sexual violence — is 'chemical castration' a valid method?

March 15, 2021 10:31 pm

Pakistan is considering "chemical castration" as a punishment for rapists and sex offenders. But is the method effective? What are the ethical implications? European countries have varying experiences.

1 in 3 women globally experience physical or sexual violence: WHO report

March 10, 2021 12:59 am

Younger women among those most at risk.

Bombay HC judgment is a hair-splitting exercise that restricts scope of POCSO

February 01, 2021 9:05 am

The Bombay HC judgment needs to be set aside and the comments expunged to repose the faith of all survivors of sexual violence in the judicial system.