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Hothur Shadab Wahab's Hothur Foundation helps victims of domestic and gender-based violence | By Special Arrangement

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.
Naseem Bano discusses her case with Meenakshi Gupta, Pushplata and Mubina of Chingari Adalat | Jyoti Yadav | ThePrint

‘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.
Representational image | Adeel Halim | Bloomberg

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 for women since they had to juggle household chores and manage their work. By the second month of lockdown, complaints about domestic abuse doubled. Such complaints rose from 116 in the first week of March to 257 in the final week. According to official data, the National Commission for Women (NCW) registered an increase of 2.5 times in complaints of domestic violence in April last year. The NCW received 1,477 complaints between 25 March and 31 May. A study by researcher Priyanshi Chauhan found that "approximately 22.5% of married women, as compared to zero men and unmarried women, worked for more than 70 hours per week" during the lockdown. The study also said unemployed women witnessed the highest increase of 30.5 percentage points for those who spent more...
Former JNU leader Shehla Rashid

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.
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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.
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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.
Former IPS officer and Madhya Pradesh DGP Purushottam Sharma | @IPS_purushottam | Twitter

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.
31-year-old Kanwal Ahmed began her page 'Soul Sisters Pakistan' in 2013 | By special arrangement

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.
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Twitter expands #ThereIsHelp service to aid victims of domestic violence

Twitter adds new search prompt under #ThereIsHelp. Move comes at a time when Covid pandemic has indirectly resulted in surge of gender-based violence worldwide.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui dismisses Bollywood’s #MeToo movement — a fan in me has died

The Gangs of Wasseypur actor said the movement calling out sexual abuse in Bollywood was a publicity stunt by those who couldn’t get work in the industry.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.