In the ten years since PWDVA, a civil act, was passed, over 1,000,000 cases have been filed pertaining to “cruelty by husband” and dowry.
After the girl alleged inaction, the Punjab and Haryana high court has asked the police to submit a status report on the investigation against Kuldeep Barala and others.
The PM had famously said the law will take its course but “parents … have a responsibility” too. By not penalising the Haryana BJP chief, he is sending out a retrograde message.
The trend to “monetising” instead of “humanising” shockingly applies to the gender gap, a major social drama the world has faced since time immemorial.
Vikas Barala, son of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala, and his friend Ashish Kumar were arrested a day after ‘stalking’ a woman, but were released on bail within hours.
The incident allegedly took place on July 31, when a Raksha Bandhan programme was organised by the CRPF troopers at a residential school in Palnar village under Kuakonda police station.
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In a Facebook post, that has now been deleted, a member of the Barala family shared a photo of DJ Varnika Kundu with two men and implied that she was drunk at the time of the incident.
The stalker was a BJP leader’s son, his victim the daughter of an IAS officer. But the incident which played out in Chandigarh on Friday happens whenever men think they have the right to do as they please with women.
Many in Peru have cell phones and drive cars, but the prevalence of an outdated rural lifestyle offers fertile soil for machismo culture to take root.
A PhD researcher interviewed more than 100 convicted rapists to understand the roots of endemic male violence against women and children – and then went to find the victim of one.
Female labour participation in India is plummeting in spite of rising girls’ education: why and how do we fix it?
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
Apart from the abuse going completely unnoticed by her school and family, the court’s denial of an abortion will inflict even more violence on this child.
Two decades of brain research have provided hints of a biological origin to being transgender, but no irrefutable conclusions.
After many questions and differing answers, ‘virgin’ has been replaced with ‘unmarried’ on the IGIMS form.
A round-up of what’s happening in the worlds of gender and sexuality.
Some of the largest cities in India – including Delhi and Mumbai – had more imbalanced sex ratios in 2011 than rural areas, according to government data.
Fifty-six retired US generals, admirals and other senior officers voiced opposition on Tuesday to President Donald Trump’s announcement of a ban on transgender military service, saying it would be disruptive and degrade readiness.
At all levels of government, India performs abysmally in terms of women’s representation in political bodies. But nobody seems intent on tackling this.
Emily Brontë’s 199th birthday is a good time to sweep away the fluff of romantic notions that shroud her only novel, and to examine her genius.
By saying that the misuse of IPC Section 498A is rampant and needs to be tackled by instituting welfare committees to look into cases before action is taken, the court has revealed its biases.
The protest at the airport was led by Imtiyaz Jaleel, an AIMIM legislator, who said Taslima Nasreen had “hurt religious sentiments” of Muslims globally.
Kolkata witnessed the worst sex ratio drop of any district targeted by the government’s scheme to tackle gender imbalance, Maneka Gandhi told the Lok Sabha on Friday.
The women in the movie may be strong and funny when they are in their secret lives but they make almost no push for empowerment in their oppressive lives.
With rejected and resentful stalkers resorting to committing horrifying crimes, can Bollywood remain uncritical of how stalking is portrayed on screen?
The legacy of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which partially decriminalised male homosexuality 50 years ago.
Rosie in ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ exists because there is an enforced denial of desire in the world.
“I hope our commander in chief understands that we don’t transmit orders via Twitter, and that he can’t, either.”
The Trump administration told a US appeals court that federal law does not ban discrimination against gay employees, a sharp reversal of the position former President Barack Obama took on a key civil rights issue.
Same-sex relations carries the death penalty in 12 states, and in dozens more, homosexual acts can result in a prison sentence up to life.
Trump’s actions have appeared to halt years of efforts to eliminate barriers to military service based on sexual orientation.
The impact of climate change is exacerbated by conflict and poverty, resulting in the widening income inequality between women and men.
One would have assumed that gender-positive changes would take place earlier than in other circles among such highly educated scientists.
Qandeel Baloch’s challenging time in the limelight and her tribulations leading to an unfortunate death paint a damning picture of patriarchy.
Aranya Johar’s Brown Girl’s Guide to Beauty, a spoken-word poem containing lines like “Forget snow-white/say hello to chocolate brown/I’ll write my own fairy-tale” went viral, reaching 1.5 million viewers in its first day alone.
Married at the age of 16, Laxmiben now marches and fights for Dalit women issues including access to basic healthcare services.
Chile’s Chamber of Deputies fell one vote short of passing the Senate version of a bill easing the country’s strict abortion law due to abstained votes and holidaying lawmakers.
The complainant has alleged that Rohit Tilak, a National Youth Congress leader, had sex with her after promising marriage and beat her when she tried to make him live up to that promise.
Even though practices such as “baad” and “baadal” (pertaining to child marriage) are legally prohibited since 2009, it still continues unhindered in Afghanistan today.
The Delhi high court is hearing three writ petitions that question the exception under Section 375 that allows a man to rape his wife is she is more than 15 years old.