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NFHS-5: Physical abuse of pregnant women, sexual violence rising in Delhi

The survey also shows that the number of young women (18-29), who have experienced sexual violence by the age of 18, rose from zero in 2015-16 to 1.6% in 2020-21
There was, however, a decline in incidents of spousal violence among married women — it came down from 26.8% in 2015-16 to 22.6% in 2020-21. (Picture for representation only)
There was, however, a decline in incidents of spousal violence among married women — it came down from 26.8% in 2015-16 to 22.6% in 2020-21. (Picture for representation only)
Updated on Nov 26, 2021 12:56 AM IST
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BySadia Akhtar, New Delhi

Pakistan's Imran Khan under fire for remarks linking rape to women's attire

Incidentally, the latest controversial remarks from Imran Khan are the second time in the last two months where he drew severe condemnation for reducing sexual violence to a mere act of 'temptation'.
Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan. (File Photo / HT)
Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan. (File Photo / HT)
Published on Jun 25, 2021 05:43 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose

Thousands of women across Australia march against sexual violence

Dressed mostly in black, the crowd gathered outside Parliament House holding aloft placards with slogans including "You're Not Listening", "How Many Victims Do You Know?" and "I Believe Her".
Protesters attend a rally against sexual violence and gender inequality in Australia's capital city Canberra on March 15, 2021. (Saeed KHAN / AFP)
Protesters attend a rally against sexual violence and gender inequality in Australia's capital city Canberra on March 15, 2021. (Saeed KHAN / AFP)
Published on Mar 15, 2021 11:59 AM IST
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Assam records highest cases of sexual violence by armed forces in 20 years: NGO

The list, prepared by National Campaign Against Torture (NCAT), mentions cases of rape, molestation and other forms of sexual violence recorded between November 1, 2000, to October 30, 2020, in 11 states affected by armed conflicts.
Image for representation.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Image for representation.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 01, 2020 10:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar

Unani medicine student allegedly abducted, gang raped by three in Prayagraj

The girl was admitted to Dufferin Hospital and one of the accused was nabbed, superintendent of police (SP) transGanga Narendra Kumar Singh said.
A police official said an FIR was lodged against 6-7 unnamed persons and three named accused of which one has been arrested.(AFP)
A police official said an FIR was lodged against 6-7 unnamed persons and three named accused of which one has been arrested.(AFP)
Published on Feb 25, 2019 11:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | ByHT Correspondent

Class 4 student accused of raping four-year-old girl in Haryana denied bail

The incident took place two weeks ago when the class 4 boy, along with two others, aged 13 and 14, allegedly lured the girl and sexually assaulted her at a secluded spot near her house. The girl later narrated the incident to her parents following which a case was registered.
Three minor boys were booked for the alleged sexual assault of a four-year-old girl in Rohtak.(Representative Image)
Three minor boys were booked for the alleged sexual assault of a four-year-old girl in Rohtak.(Representative Image)
Updated on Feb 21, 2019 10:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Rohtak | ByHT Correspondent, Rohtak

Gurugram man booked for allegedly raping live-in partner’s 16-year-old foster daughter

The teenager was found roaming the streets of Noida a month ago and was taken to the Sector 39 police station from where police handed her over to a woman’s shelter home. It was during her counselling sessions there that the alleged abuse came to the fore, police said.
It was during her counselling sessions at a shelter home that the alleged abuse came to the fore, police said.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
It was during her counselling sessions at a shelter home that the alleged abuse came to the fore, police said.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 21, 2019 09:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Noida | ByHT Correspondent

The fear of conviction deters sexual violence

In our experience of working with thousands of survivors of sexual abuse over the last decade in Madhya Pradesh, we have realised that the only way to prevent a crime of sexual violence against children or women is through faster convictions.
A child takes part in a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl, Kathua, 2018. Sexual violence remains one of the most pervasive human rights violations.(HT File Photo)
A child takes part in a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl, Kathua, 2018. Sexual violence remains one of the most pervasive human rights violations.(HT File Photo)
Published on Feb 21, 2019 07:44 AM IST
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Man arrested for raping niece for 4 years, he told cops he was treating a ‘manglik dosh’

The woman brought the matter to the notice of her father-in-law when the accused continued to call her even after her marriage.
Police said the accused allegedly raped the woman over a period of four years.(Reuters File / Representative Photo)
Police said the accused allegedly raped the woman over a period of four years.(Reuters File / Representative Photo)
Updated on Oct 02, 2018 03:27 PM IST
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Teenage boys report more dating violence than girls

While people tend to assume that the girl is always the victim, a new study shows that teenage boys report more dating violence than girls.
Young people who experience violence by their partners are more likely to act out and can go into depression or think about or attempt suicide.(Unsplash)
Young people who experience violence by their partners are more likely to act out and can go into depression or think about or attempt suicide.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 31, 2018 11:52 AM IST
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New mobile app, helpline soon for women safety in Gurugram: Police commissioner KK Rao

Gurugram’s commissioner of police KK Rao says he wants to reduce crime and traffic in the city.
KK Rao, Commissioner of Gurugram Police, who has been posted to the city for the first time since he joined the Indian Police Service in 1996, says he is focused on checking crime with the right strategies and hands ­on leadership.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
KK Rao, Commissioner of Gurugram Police, who has been posted to the city for the first time since he joined the Indian Police Service in 1996, says he is focused on checking crime with the right strategies and hands ­on leadership.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 11, 2018 03:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByLeena Dhankhar

Govt dismisses report on women’s safety in India, says it was an opinion poll

The women and child development ministry said Reuters has used a flawed methodology to arrive at the claim.
A Thomson Reuters Foundation report ranked India as the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence.(HT File Photo)
A Thomson Reuters Foundation report ranked India as the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 07:26 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

NCW rejects report on India being the most dangerous country for women

The Thomson Reuters Foundation has ranked India as the world’s most dangerous country for women, followed by war-torn Afghanistan and Syria, due to the high risk of sexual violence.
According to a survey, India is the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labour.(AFP File Photo)
According to a survey, India is the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labour.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2018 09:58 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

‘What a shame for our country,’ Rahul Gandhi slams PM Modi over women safety report

A report based on a survey of global experts by Thomson Reuters Foundation said India was the most dangerous country in the world for women.
Gangsters, killers and smuggling at the docks... Sacred Games, based on Vikram Chandra’s 900-page thriller, is set mainly in the Mumbai of the 1980s and ’90s.
Gangsters, killers and smuggling at the docks... Sacred Games, based on Vikram Chandra’s 900-page thriller, is set mainly in the Mumbai of the 1980s and ’90s.
Updated on Jun 26, 2018 06:13 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

J-K sex scandal: Sexual violence not only confined to Valley, says CBI court

Referring to how sexual violence was not a new phenomenon, the court while elaborating on the larger context stated that it wasn’t confined to a certain region, religion, area, community, caste or race.
Former BSF DIG KS Padhi, who was convicted in the sex scandal, at the district court in Chandigarh.(HT File)
Former BSF DIG KS Padhi, who was convicted in the sex scandal, at the district court in Chandigarh.(HT File)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 06:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAneesha Bedi, Chandigarh

Sexual violence against women is holding back the Indian economy

In the eight years from 2004, about 20 million women (the size of the combined populations of New York, London and Paris) vanished from India’s workforce, the World Bank estimates.
Indu Bhandari, 39, lives in Noida, a suburb east of Delhi. Worked for corporations for more than a decade and was in the US before returning to India.(Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg)
Indu Bhandari, 39, lives in Noida, a suburb east of Delhi. Worked for corporations for more than a decade and was in the US before returning to India.(Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg)
Updated on May 29, 2018 12:58 PM IST
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Archana Chaudhary, Saritha Rai and Dhwani Pandya, Bloomberg | ByArchana Chaudhary Saritha Rai and Dhwani Pandya

I fear my girls will ask me meaning of the word rape, says Gautam Gambhir

In the first part of our series, Let’s Talk About Child Rape, cricketer Gautam Gambhir says his worst nightmare is he’ll see a day when he hears them saying, A for Abuse, B for Brutality, C for Cruelty.
(Illustration by Animesh Debnath)
(Illustration by Animesh Debnath)
Updated on May 28, 2018 07:02 PM IST
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ByGautam Gambhir

School principal’s husband booked for ‘groping’ minor girl student in Hyderabad

Police said the 14-year old girl was allegedly groped during Diwali festival last year at the quarters of the principal located on the premises of the residential school.
A woman holds a candle and placard seeking an end to sexual violence against women during a protest in Bangalore.(AP File Photo)
A woman holds a candle and placard seeking an end to sexual violence against women during a protest in Bangalore.(AP File Photo)
Updated on May 08, 2018 12:02 AM IST
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Maneka Gandhi wants special police cells to deal with sexual offences

Maneka Gandhi also suggested that police officers be “re-trained on various aspects of sexual offences” particularly those related to collection and preservation of evidence.
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi requested the states to generate awareness among children in using the e-box with child helpline number 1098.(HT File Photo)
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi requested the states to generate awareness among children in using the e-box with child helpline number 1098.(HT File Photo)
Published on Apr 19, 2018 05:16 PM IST
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