Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicDomestic abuse

Topic: Domestic abuse

#MeToo isn’t dead. Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial shows it needs an upgrade

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

‘Beaten up, bound for days, tortured’ — Assam worker accuses Haryana IPS, wife of bonded labour

The worker, a native of Mangaldoi, said she was tortured between March 2021 and February this year at IPS officer’s Panchkula residence. She is under treatment at Safdarjung Hospital.

How Hothur Shadab Wahab’s foundation is helping survivors of gender-based violence

With the #HothurEmpowers initiative, Hothur Foundation aims to not just help the abused, but educate people & children at the grassroots level, provide them employment & mentor them psychologically.

‘Don’t want to live like a victim’ — How a women’s adalat in UP is empowering survivors of abuse

Chingari Adalat set up in UP's Banda in 2019 is teaching women to challenge societal norms that tell them to "adjust" to suffering, and giving them the voice to demand justice.

Increased work, domestic abuse — how Covid lockdown was especially hard on women in India

New Delhi: The Covid-19 pandemic significantly altered people's lives and most significantly family dynamics. The nationwide lockdown, imposed in March last year, was especially difficult...

After dad claims ‘threat to life from family’, Shehla Rashid reveals tale of domestic abuse

Abdul Rashid Shora wrote to J&K Police DGP asking for security cover, but Shehla Rashid says it was his way of responding to a restraining order from a court.

Haryana, MP, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, UP account for 66.92% rape cases in 2019 — report

Report by Prajnya Trust compares data of various gender crimes from as far back as 1975, when the first rape case was recorded. Also gives data on abuse reported during pandemic.

Surveillance a massive challenge for mental health, so India needs robust data protection laws

Psychological effects of data breaches include insomnia, social anxiety, depression etc. If right to privacy isn’t protected, there can be dangers to democracy.

Madhya Pradesh DGP relieved of duties after video of him assaulting wife goes viral

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said action will be taken against those who hold responsible position, but indulge in illegal activities and take law into their hands.

Meet Kanwal Ahmed, Pakistani woman who has given a ‘safe space’ to women to talk about taboos

On Facebook page 'Soul Sisters Pakistan', started by 31-year-old Kanwal Ahmed, several South Asian women discuss topics such as sex, abuse, marriage and abortion.

On Camera

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Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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