Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicGender-based violence

Topic: gender-based violence

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.

To help women facing violence abroad, govt will set up aid centres at missions in 9 countries

Govt is setting up 10 one-stop centres to facilitate access to a range of services — police, medical, legal, psychological support & temporary shelter — to women affected by violence.

UP man arrested for allegedly raping teenage girl, sharing video of act on social media

In her complaint, the girl said that the accused raped her several times in the past one year and threatened dire consequences if she reported the matter to anyone.

Curbing gender violence must find place in govts’ larger Covid strategy

The UN’s resources can only enhance existing mechanisms. The need of the hour is increased govt investment for prevention and response to gender-based violence.

Phones seized, abused, hit: What women in Karnataka & Tamil Nadu’s garment factories endure

Kavita Krishnan writes in her book 'Fearless Freedom' about how 'culture’, ‘safety' & 'love jihad' are cited to justify women's harassment in these factories.

A Turkish artist has built a wall of shoes for women killed by domestic violence

In Turkey, when someone dies, there is a tradition of placing their shoes outside an entrance.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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