India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 4, 2014
The Union Health Ministry, which has drawn new guidelines for treating rape victims, has asked all hospitals to set up a designated room for forensic and medical examination of victims besides outlawing the two-finger test performed on them, dubbing ...
World | Press Trust of India | Thursday January 23, 2014
About one in five women in the US has been raped in her life time, with nearly half of the victims subjected to sexual assault before the age of 18, a White House report said today.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 14, 2013
Victims' rights advocates in New Zealand on Thursday condemned a defence lawyer who told a rape victim she should have "closed her legs" if she wanted to avoid having sex.
South | Edited by Diana George | Tuesday September 10, 2013
It's not only outside their homes, young girls and women are not safe even inside their homes. In Kerala, an increasing number of minor girls are becoming victims of rapes within their families, sparking major concern.
Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday August 29, 2013
Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who launched the Men Against Rape and Discrimination (MARD) campaign earlier this year, believes that the concept of fast-track courts must live up to its name, thereby granting speedy justice to victims of rape.
World | Reuters | Thursday May 9, 2013
Three young women newly freed from a decade-long kidnapping ordeal in Cleveland endured their captivity in the dungeon-like confines of a squalid house, where they were raped, starved, beaten and kept in chains by the man who abducted them, authoriti...
Indo-Asian News Service | Monday April 22, 2013
Pooja Bhatt says many feel that she doesn't have any right to show concern over safety of women because she introduced Indo-Canadian adult film star Sunny Leone into Bollywood.
Cities | Edited by Ashish Mukherjee | Saturday April 20, 2013
There was outrage in India today over the rape of a five-year-old girl in Delhi, who is now in critical condition in hospital. The Delhi Police has suspended two officers for allegedly misbehaving with her father, who says he was offered Rs 2000 by c...
Cities | Press Trust of India | Friday April 19, 2013
Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj today expressed concern over the brutal rape of a five-year-old in the national capital and police atrocities on some women protesting the incident.
Cities | NDTV.com | Friday April 19, 2013
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has expressed his shock over a five-year-old girl's brutal rape in the capital. A statement released by the Prime Minister's Office says that the PM is deeply disturbed by the incident. Here is the full statement issued...
Cities | Reported by Alok Pandey; Edited by Mala Das (with inputs from Agencies) | Saturday April 20, 2013
A five-year-old who was kept hostage, mutilated and raped by her neighbour, is fighting for her life at Delhi's famous AIIMS hospital. Doctors say she is now conscious, but still in critical condition.
Cities | Edited by Prasad Sanyal (with inputs from Reuters) | Friday April 19, 2013
Delhi rape: A five-year-old who was kept hostage, mutilated and raped by her neighbour, is fighting for her life in Delhi. The barbarous attack on her- she was violated with pieces of a candle and a bottle- have outraged the city, triggering large ...
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday March 14, 2013
Former US troops who were raped during their time in uniform recounted their traumatic experiences at a Senate hearing and demanded changes to the military's justice system.
Cities | Mid-Day.com | Thursday March 7, 2013
The Bombay High Court has ordered that the names of rape victims will no longer be disclosed in bail orders passed by it and the Sessions Court. Justice RC Chavan on Tuesday directed the registries of both courts to drop victims' names from all bail ...
India | Press Trust of India | Monday March 4, 2013
Home Secretary R K Singh has expressed his regret to Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for the gaffe of disclosing the names of the victims of the Bhandara rape incident in Rajya Sabha over which the Minister faced huge embarrassment.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday February 4, 2013
Bangladeshi experts and activists on Monday urged the government to ban a "demeaning" physical examination of rape victims, saying the procedure is of no benefit in proving whether an assault has taken place.
Cities | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Wednesday January 23, 2013
In Delhi today, as a committee of legal experts stressed the need to introduce speedy trials for rape victims, in Gujarat, an alleged gang-rape survivor tried to commit suicide at court after the hearing in her case was adjourned to next month.
India | Agencies | Thursday January 24, 2013
The Justice Verma committee today recommended the strict enforcement of sexual assault laws, faster rape trials and changes to the country's antiquated penal code to protect women in the wake of a fatal gang rape in New Delhi last month.
Cities | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday January 18, 2013
Despite elaborate steps by Delhi Police to ensure safety of women in the national capital, there is a sharp rise in the number of rape cases. Nearly 96 per cent of offenders are either related or known to victims, say police.
India | Written by Rahul Joglekar; Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Tuesday January 8, 2013
As the five men accused of raping the 23-year-old medical student appeared in a Delhi court today, many in India are looking for answers. How can our cities be safe for women? What is it like for victims of rape elsewhere? Are there any lessons from ...