Monthly Archives: October 2012

Economics Journal: What Price for Women’s Rights? by Rupa Subramanya

In recent months, there has been much coverage of horrific crimes against women in India. These crimes include rape, murder, sexual abuse, and other forms of violence. The reaction of at least some of India’s political class has been far … Continue reading

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“I am writing in my story to show that there is hope if we are just courageous enough to reach for it.” by Indian Homemaker

Sharing an email. Dear IHM, Reading the last couple of e-mails posted on your blog is a bittersweet experience. Bitter – because of the sheer amount of crap that, we as Unmarried Independent Women of Indian Origin have to face. … Continue reading

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Kerala Sex Scandals: Stolen girls of God’s Own Country by Ramlath Kavil

The state of Kerala, India, often cited as a model of development, has in the past two decades seen a multitude of sex scandals where minor girls have been subject to sexual abuse and exploitation. You got to be kidding. … Continue reading

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India’s great sickness by Samar Halarnkar.

It began with the media. Supposedly responsible national newspapers identified the nationality of a student — she is not Indian — of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), one of the nation’s most prestigious law schools, after she … Continue reading

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Photographing Violence Against Women, Even in Norway by James Estrin

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Why is India so bad for women? by Helen Pidd

Of all the rich G20 nations, India has been labelled the worst place to be a woman. But how is this possible in a country that prides itself on being the world’s largest democracy? In an ashram perched high on … Continue reading

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Eve teasing in India: Assault or harassment by another name by Nidhi Dutta

It’s an unfortunate truth that women are sexually harassed, and sometimes assaulted, the world over. But in the Indian state of Maharashtra, there is an increasing determination to stamp out “Eve teasing”, as it is called here, for good. It … Continue reading

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The World’s Five Most Dangerous Countries for Women

From rape and domestic violence to lack of healthcare and education, millions of women experience daily peril, but nowhere more than in the five countries a TrustLaw Women expert poll identifies as the world’s most dangerous countries to be female … Continue reading

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VAWM in the News – 25 October 2012

1. http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/school-expels-rape-victim-nhrc-serves-notice-to-top-haryana-officials/article4029670.ece School expels rape victim, NHRC serves notice to top Haryana officials The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the Haryana Chief Secretary, the Director of Education and the Fatehabad District Collector, asking them to submit reports … Continue reading

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Violence Against Women in India by Sheela Saravanan

Violence against women is partly a result of gender relations that assumes men to be superior to women. Given the subordinate status of women, much of gender violence is considered normal and enjoys social sanction. Manifestations of violence include physical … Continue reading

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