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Tips to educate children about sexual violence

Creating secure environments that support children's growth and development includes having open conversations with them regarding sexual assault. Here's how to educate children about sexual violence

Tips to educate children about sexual violence (Alex Green)
Tips to educate children about sexual violence (Alex Green)
Updated on Dec 05, 2022 05:08 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

In London, Ukraine First Lady demands global response to sexual assault in war

The Ukrainian government has launched a support programme to help victims of the war, which Zelenska said she hoped could be a "first step towards an investigation and prosecution".

Ukraine's First Lady Olena Zelenska arrives at 10 Downing Street in central London on November 28.(AFP)
Ukraine's First Lady Olena Zelenska arrives at 10 Downing Street in central London on November 28.(AFP)
Published on Nov 28, 2022 10:53 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

MP: Woman allegedly assaulted over months for not playing 'wife-swap' game

As per the police complaint, she also highlighted that both her mother and her sister-in-law along with her husband demanded a dowry of ₹50 lakhs. She also informed that her inlaws' never paid heed to her complaints and rather blamed her for being not so "modern".

The incident occurred at a hotel room in Bikaner, Rajasthan and the case was registered in Bhopal. (HT Photo/ Representational image)
The incident occurred at a hotel room in Bikaner, Rajasthan and the case was registered in Bhopal. (HT Photo/ Representational image)
Published on Oct 17, 2022 03:49 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

MP woman dies by suicide after threats over sexual harassment complaint

In the FIR, the woman said Ramnaresh had been stalking her for a long time. Last week, he allegedly touched her inappropriately in her house and fled after she cried for help.

After the woman died by suicide on Friday, her family held a protest alleging that the accused had raped her. They also blamed the delay in police action for the woman’s death. (Getty Images)
After the woman died by suicide on Friday, her family held a protest alleging that the accused had raped her. They also blamed the delay in police action for the woman’s death. (Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 09, 2022 03:08 AM IST
By, Bhopal

Mutt seer puts in request to sign cheques from jail, HC says plea lacks clarity

The Karnataka HC on Thursday said there was lack of clarity in the request of chief pontiff of Murugha Math Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru to sign around 200 bank cheques from the prison where he is lodged in connection with a sexual abuse case.

Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru, the pontiff of Jagadguru Murugarajendra Vidyapeetha Mutt, is in judicial custody for allegedly sexually abusing two high school girls staying in one of the hostels administered by the mutt. (PTI)
Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru, the pontiff of Jagadguru Murugarajendra Vidyapeetha Mutt, is in judicial custody for allegedly sexually abusing two high school girls staying in one of the hostels administered by the mutt. (PTI)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 09:56 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yamini C S

Students of Murugha Math shifted to govt hostel after POCSO case against seer

The students of Murugha Math were shifted to the government hostel here after a case under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was registered against the chief pontiff Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru for the alleged sexual abuse of high school girls.

Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru, head of the Sri Jagadguru Murugharajendra Math, who is accused of sexual abuse by high school girls.(Handout photo)
Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru, head of the Sri Jagadguru Murugharajendra Math, who is accused of sexual abuse by high school girls.(Handout photo)
Published on Sep 01, 2022 08:24 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yamini C S

NCPCR seeks inquiry into sexual assault allegations against Murugha mutt pontiff

The apex child rights body NCPCR has sought an inquiry report from the Karnataka police into the sexual assault allegations against a head pontiff of an influential mutt in Karnataka’s Chitradurga district.

Two minor girls have accused the head pontiff of the Murugha Mutt in Karnataka’s Chitradurga district of sexual assault.(Shutterstock)
Two minor girls have accused the head pontiff of the Murugha Mutt in Karnataka’s Chitradurga district of sexual assault.(Shutterstock)
Published on Aug 31, 2022 08:43 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yamini C S

BJP leader slams Karnataka govt over 'inaction' in Murugha Mutt seer case

Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader H Vishwanath has hit out against the Karnataka government over its handling of the POCSO case against the rape-accused Lingayat seer and said that he will write to PM Modi regarding the matter.

Former Lok Sabha MP Adagur H Vishwanath.(PTI)
Former Lok Sabha MP Adagur H Vishwanath.(PTI)
Published on Aug 31, 2022 08:26 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yamini C S

Chief pontiff of prominent mutt in Karnataka among 5 booked under POCSO Act

Chief pontiff of a Chitradurga-based prominent mutt is among the five people booked by the police under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, for allegedly sexually abusing high school girls, police sources said on Saturday.

The complaint is based on the statement of two girls, who accused the seer of 'sexually abusing' them for nearly couple of years now.((Shutterstock))
The complaint is based on the statement of two girls, who accused the seer of 'sexually abusing' them for nearly couple of years now.((Shutterstock))
Published on Aug 27, 2022 03:00 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yamini C S

In Hyderabad gang rape, 4th accused, a minor, detained; one yet to be arrested 

Hyderabad gang rape case: The case has triggered massive outrage in the country. 

Hyderabad: BJP workers protest inside the Jubilee Hills police station demanding justice to a teenager, who was allegedly gang-raped by schoolboys, in Hyderabad, Friday, June 3, 2022. (PTI Photo)
Hyderabad: BJP workers protest inside the Jubilee Hills police station demanding justice to a teenager, who was allegedly gang-raped by schoolboys, in Hyderabad, Friday, June 3, 2022. (PTI Photo)
Published on Jun 05, 2022 11:55 AM IST
By | Reported by Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Govt tells Twitter, YouTube to take down perfume ads after row breaks out

Swati Maliwal, chief of the Delhi Commission for Women, wrote to information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur on Saturday requesting that they be taken down.

Both videos violated guidelines of the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI), said the body which lays down the code for self-regulation in advertising on TV.
Both videos violated guidelines of the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI), said the body which lays down the code for self-regulation in advertising on TV.
Updated on Jun 05, 2022 04:58 AM IST
ByDeeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi

Mumbai: Man gets death penalty for sexually assaulting and killing minor in 2019

The accused had killed the nine-year-old girl at the same spot he assaulted her and at night, had dumped her body in the septic tank of a public toilet.

The accused sexually assaulted and killed the nine-year-old minor 11 months after coming out of jail for another assault case. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
The accused sexually assaulted and killed the nine-year-old minor 11 months after coming out of jail for another assault case. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Jun 03, 2022 04:46 PM IST
Reported by Charul Shah | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

14-year-old held for sexually assaulting four-year-old boy in Greater Noida

Awdhesh Kumar, in charge of Surajpur police station, said that the 14-year-old boy “locked the door and forced himself on the four-year-old boy”.

Police said that they have initiated the process to send the teenager to a juvenile detention home after producing him before the child welfare committee. (REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)
Police said that they have initiated the process to send the teenager to a juvenile detention home after producing him before the child welfare committee. (REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)
Updated on May 27, 2022 03:57 AM IST
By, Greater Noida

'Stop raping us': Woman strips on Cannes red carpet against violence in Ukraine

The woman stripped off all of her clothes as she fell to her knees screaming in front of the assembled photographers. She had put paint over her body in the colours of the Ukrainian flag and the words 'Stop Raping Us', as per eyewitnesses.

The 75th Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film
The 75th Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film "Three Thousand Years of Longing" Out of Competition - Red Carpet Arrivals - Cannes, France, May 20, 2022. A woman reacts on the red carpet while protesting.(REUTERS)
Published on May 21, 2022 02:36 PM IST
AFP | , Cannes

Delhi high court split on marital rape. What is the law in other countries?

Marital rape is a form of sexual assault, which is defined by the World Health Organisation as "any sexual act, attempt to obtain a sexual act, unwanted sexual comments or advances, or acts to traffic, or otherwise directed, against a person’s sexuality using coercion, by any person regardless of their relationship to the victim, in any setting, including but not limited to home and work".

As of 2021, as many as 32 countries have decriminalised marital rape.(Representational image)
As of 2021, as many as 32 countries have decriminalised marital rape.(Representational image)
Published on May 11, 2022 07:32 PM IST

AMU professor gets one year jail in sexual misconduct case

A case was registered under section 354A(i)(iv) (offence of making sexual remarks, unwelcome physical contact and advances) of IPC at the Civil Lines police station of Aligarh in 2014 on a complaint by an Iranian girl research scholar against Bilal Mustafa.

The judge allowed the bail application of professor Bilal Mustafa on a personal bond of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25,000 and the production of two sureties. (FOR REPRESENTATION PURPOSE)
The judge allowed the bail application of professor Bilal Mustafa on a personal bond of 25,000 and the production of two sureties. (FOR REPRESENTATION PURPOSE)
Updated on Apr 24, 2022 12:02 AM IST

Ukraine: The devastating effect of war on women

They are often termed collateral damage though they are the hardest hit in terms of mass displacement, sexual violence, and exploitation.

Activists protest the Russia-Ukraine war on the East Front of the US Capitol, Washington. (AP)
Activists protest the Russia-Ukraine war on the East Front of the US Capitol, Washington. (AP)
Published on Apr 02, 2022 06:45 PM IST

Inadequate responses from the health system to sexual and gender-based violence

Leena Menghaney is a lawyer and survivor who works with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).

Efforts to introduce special procedures for survivors of child sexual abuse and laws to prevent sexual harassment at the workplace have taken shape.(Pixabay)
Efforts to introduce special procedures for survivors of child sexual abuse and laws to prevent sexual harassment at the workplace have taken shape.(Pixabay)
Published on Mar 08, 2022 02:32 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Kerala HC rejects actor Dileep's plea against fresh probe in sexual assault case

The high court said investigation into the 2017 sexual assault of a fellow actor would have to be completed by April 15.

File photo of actor Malayalam actor Dileep.
File photo of actor Malayalam actor Dileep.
Updated on Mar 08, 2022 11:31 AM IST
By | Reported by Ramesh Babu, New Delhi

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
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
By | 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
AFP |

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
Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By

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
Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By

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
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By, 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
Hindustan Times, Noida | By

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
ByAshif Shaikh

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
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

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
Press Trust of India, Hyderabad | ByPress Trust of India
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