Friday, 12 August, 2022
TopicGender-based violence

Topic: gender-based violence

Women are living through a ‘shadow pandemic’. Covid-19 has worsened it

Recent data shows that nearly 1/4 of all girls have faced gender-based violence by the age of 19. We need survivor-centric solutions.

Stolen glances to stolen lives: Stories behind the ‘honour killings’ of Rajasthan, Haryana

The news often reports ‘honour killing’ incidents, but what’s usually missing is the stories of the couples, their families, and how love can generate murderous hate.

‘She’s not always a woman to me’: Court cases on ‘gender-deception’ highlight true cost of stigma

The Supreme Court is currently hearing the case of Hariom, who claims he was cheated into marrying “a kind of transgender”. But, men are not the only victims in such cases.

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

The new Hyundai Tucson. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Hyundai’s new Tucson comes loaded to the gills. Its style and power match the price

First-generation Tucson was not only quite an ugly vehicle but also drove pretty badly. But the new edition shows how Hyundai has turned the corner.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How EPFO made Rs 68,000 crore off your retirement money by investing in exchange traded funds

Retirement fund body has seen rise in earnings from capital gains from equity. Its earnings are distributed among its subscribers, with EPFO retaining a small surplus.

Defence

Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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