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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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Representation of Violence Against Women in Indian Print Media : A Comparative Analysis by Rupsayar Das

Abstract: This study aims at investigating print news discourses on a relatively recent act of violence perpetrated on women in India, which evoked a nation-wide non-violent protest, popularly known as „The Pink Chaddi‟ Campaign, 2009. We considered some of the … Continue reading

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What is Street Harrassment

Overview: Street harassment is any action or comment between strangers in public places that is disrespectful, unwelcome, threatening and/or harassing and is motivated by gender. In countries like India and Bangladesh, it’s termed “eve teasing,” and in countries like Egypt, it’s … Continue reading

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Predicting Vulnerability of Indian Women to Domestic Violence Incidents by Debarchana Ghosh

Abstract International events namely United Nations conferences on population and development, the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Platform of Action for United Nations and Beijing World Conference on Women recognize violence against women as a violation of … Continue reading

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10 Things You Can Do to Stop Violence Against Women

Approach gender violence as a MEN’S issue involving men of all ages, socioeconomic, racial and ethnic backgrounds. View men not only as perpetrators or possible offenders, but as empowered bystanders who can confront abusive peers. If a brother, friend, classmate, … Continue reading

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SEXUAL OBJECTIFICATION (PART 1): WHAT IS IT? – Caroline Heldman.

What is sexual objectification?  If objectification is the process of representing or treating a person like an object (a non-thinking thing that can be used however one likes), then sexual objectification is the process of representing or treating a person … Continue reading

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Women who experience gender-based violence have higher incidence of anxiety, substance use disorders.

Women who reported experiencing gender-based violence, such as rape, sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking, had an associated higher lifetime prevalence of mental health disorders, dysfunction and disability, according to a study in the August 3 issue of JAMA, a … Continue reading

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HIV risk higher among Indian women who are abused by husbands.

Married women in India who experience physical and sexual violence from their husbands have an increased risk of HIV infection, compared with women who are not abused by their husbands, according to a study in the August 13 issue of JAMA, … Continue reading

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Let’s abort our biases by Namita Bhandare.

The 40th anniversary of legalised abortion in India went by unnoticed. Women’s groups remained silent. The government was quiet. And there was virtually no mention of this landmark legislation in media. Perhaps there was a reason for the sobriety. Forty … Continue reading

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VAWM Fact From Prajnya 16

Around the world: No strength in numbers!   SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT      16 ¨ Female genital mutilation is a culturally condoned practice whereby female genitalia are altered or injured for non-medical reasons. Almost 3 million African girls are at risk … Continue reading

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