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Violence Against Women

16-Day Long UN Campaign To End Violence Against Women Concludes On Human Rights Day

Dec 10, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

A UN campaign, 'Orange the world: End violence against women', ended on International Human Rights Day. The campaign, a part of the UN's multi-year programme, assumes additional significance during the covid times when crimes against women have reportedly skyrocketed.

Turkish Police Fire Tear Gas Against Women Protesting Violence

Nov 26, 2021 Deutsche Welle

Campaigners and women's advocacy groups are concerned over an increase in violent attacks on women. During a march in Istanbul, the Turkish police used tear gas to disperse their crowd.


Must Watch Films On International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women

The goal of the International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women is to raise awareness about the fact that women all around the world face violence. Here are a few Bollywood films on the same topic.

Pandemic Hell House | Trapped With The Abuser

Nov 25, 2021 Sharmila Bhowmick

Why the International Day For Elimination of Violence Against Women is the right time to address the abuse women faced during the Covid-19 pandemic


Protests As Austria Grapples With Violence Against Women

With 14 slain women, Alpine nation becomes one of the few European Union Countries with higher women killings than men

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14 March, 2021

London: Clashes Break Out Between Police And Protesters During Vigil Held For Slain Woman

Associated Press (AP)

Marketing executive Sarah Everard was found dead in London, last week. Her death has sent shockwaves across the U.K. because a police officer has been charged with her kidnapping and murder.


07 October, 2020

Occupational Code Ignores Plight Of Migrant Women

Mishty Varma

Laws exist to protect women from sexual harassment at the workplace. However, no laws make the process of migration to the workplace safer for women leading to physical and sexual violence


15 September, 2020

Woman, Infant Daughter Killed Over Dowry In UP; Four Arrested

PTI

The victim’s father alleged that she was harassed by her husband and in-laws for dowry. He said his daughter and granddaughter were throttled to death and their bodies were dumped in a pond.


30 June, 2020

Asked To Wear Mask, Andhra Govt Official Thrashes Differently-abled Woman; Arrested

PTI

CCTV footage of the purported incident went viral on the social media, evoking condemnation.


12 May, 2020

Class 10 Girl, Set Ablaze By 2 Men In Act Of Vengeance, Dies In Tamil Nadu

G.C. Shekhar

Embarrassed by the involvement of the two party functionaries in the crime, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami expelled the duo from the AIADMK and announced a compensation of Rs.5 lakh to the girl’s family.


27 April, 2020

Vadodara Man Breaks Wife's Spine After She Consecutively Defeats Him In Online Ludo

Outlook Web Bureau

When the woman defeated her husband consecutively in the ludo game, the husband was aghast and he thrashed her so badly that she was hospitalised with an injured spinal cord.


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21 January, 2020

Amol Palekar’s Return To Theatre After 25 Years

Sathya Saran

Sathya Saran draws the pictures of a packed auditorium where Amol Palekar made his return to theatre after 25 years, and an offbeat exhibition that called out to women to ‘remember their innate powers.'


06 December, 2019

Uttar Pradesh: Woman Shot In Face After She Stops Dancing At Wedding

Outlook Web Bureau

In the video, a man is heard saying, 'Brother, you should fire the bullet.' The next moment, the woman is shot in her face.


03 December, 2019

Opinion: India Has Normalised Rape. It Doesn't Shock Anymore, Not Even A Child

Soni Sangwan

It is this 'normalisation' of rape that is the curse of our times, writes mother of a nine-year-old girl


30 November, 2019

Another Woman Burnt In Telangana Day After Female Vet's Charred Body Was Found

Outlook Web Bureau

Prima facie, it is a body of a 30 to 35 years old lady whose identity is yet to be ascertained by the police.


22 October, 2019

Crimes Against Women In India Continue To Rise, UP Most Unsafe: NCRB

Outlook Web Bureau

The national capital has seen a decline in crimes against women for the third straight year.


21 September, 2019

In Horrifying Video, Former Madras HC Judge, Son Torture Daughter-In-Law Over Dowry

Outlook Web Bureau

Sindhu Sharma filed a case of domestic violence and harassment over dowry against her husband and in-laws in April this year.


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09 July, 2019

Nari Tu Narayani: Why Ministries Fail To Live Up To This Spirit?

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

RTI queries reveal that all government departments, except one, have failed to furnish a monthly report to the Ministry of Women and Child Development on the status of sexual harassment cases.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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