The judgment criminalising sex with a minor wife coincides with the International Girl Child Day, paving a new and historic path towards freedom and dignity for millions of married girls.
“The entire crass sequence actually is reflective of a degenerative mindset of the youth breeding denigrating relationships mired in drugs, alcohol, casual sexual escapades and a promiscuous and voyeuristic world.”
“To punish a rape victim by making her marry the perpetrator of a horrible crime against her – there is no place in today’s world for such hideous laws.”
Tunisia passed a law to combat violence against women on July 26, while Jordan abolished the use of marriage to avoid rape prosecutions on August 4.
When a young girl has to carry a baby to full term, she faces the risk of heavy bleeding after delivery and could develop a dangerously high blood pressure, orthopedic problems, diabetes or a chronic lung disease later in life.
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.
The execution of Muhammad al-Maghrabi drew a large number of onlookers, some perched up telegraph poles and many watching from rooftops.
Pakistani police have arrested 25 members of an informal village council accused of ordering the rape of a 16-year-old girl as revenge for her brother’s alleged sexual assault of another girl.
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.
The actress was abducted in Kochi on the night of February 17 and molested by a gang of men who also took pictures and video footage of her.
According to a report in Recode, Uber executive Eric Alexander took the records back to the US, where CEO Travis Kalanick and other officials doubted the veracity of the incident.
Nadia Murad had been captured and sold as a slave by ISIS, after being taken in the summer of 2014 to Mosul, ISIS’ de facto capital in Iraq.
In addition to revealing the identity of victims without permission, reporters often portray rapes in a way that suggests the victim is to blame.
South Africa has one of the world’s highest rates of violent crime but a string of grisly murders of women and children has sparked widespread outrage.
“Justice demands that the courts should impose punishments befitting the crime so that it reflects public abhorrence of the crime. Crimes like the one before us cannot be looked with magnanimity.”
A rape survivor deserves justice no matter who the accused is – something the media and the ruling party seem to conveniently ignore.
How victims of four incidents of violence from four different decades ended up on the wrong side of the law.
A story about adolescence and sexual violence
The media has the power to influence the mindset of how an incident of rape is perceived through the manner in which stories are constructed. It has a responsibility to use that power well.
The court’s verdict is a welcome corrective to misogynistic rhetoric and helps make space for a truly cosmopolitan attitude in India
Julius Kitbok Dorphang’s arrest for the rape and sexual abuse of a minor has opened up the possibility of many more big names being involved in trafficking rackets.
The standard of ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ is incorrectly applied due to the prevalence of rape myths – prejudicial, stereotyped or false beliefs about rape, rape victims and rape perpetrators.
The NGO said that brutality by Fijian security forces had resulted in at least five deaths since 2006 and other severe injuries.
There is a misconception that the NCRB data completely captures all occurrences of rape, while ignoring the fact that there may be under-reporting (by victims) or under-recording (by the police) of instances of sexual violence.
Among other remarks, Camp asked the woman, “Why didn’t you just sink your bottom into the basin so he couldn’t penetrate you?”
On screen violence against women is increasingly detailed, intimate and frighteningly authentic, which is not only disturbing to watch, but the roles are also disturbing for actors to play.
A recent apex court judgment has raised eyebrows for several reasons, including its perceived bias against sex workers.
Despite the vindication of the female characters in the end, Pink does not provide comfortable closure.
The 193-member general assembly adopted a political declaration to spend next two years to help refugees, however, the declaration is not a legal binding.
Swedish court upholds WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s arrest and clears way for him to be questioned by London Embassy in October, over rape allegation.
Focussing on the violation of bodily integrity and sexual autonomy was the rationale behind the expansion of the definition of rape beyond penile-vaginal penetration.
A first-year Ph.D student at JNU was alleged raped by fellow student and AISA activist Anmol Ratan.
A recent case of sexual assault on a young girl with a disability made it clear that in order to get justice, you still need proactive, persistent help and friends in high places.
The NCW’s frivolous political correctness is distorting public discourse and distracting attention from serious threats that women in India face.
After the events in Cologne, German lawmakers had been forced to act against issues of sexual assault.
The rector of the university has been arrested for abetting the crime.
Many, including the victim’s father, believe that the recently captured suspect may not be the real criminal but has been nabbed by a police team under pressure over lapses in their response, which may have compromised the probe.
The woman, accompanied by a female friend, was returning home after watching a movie at PVR Priya in Vasant Vihar in south Delhi.
Almost 50 days after the crime took place, sources say the Kerala police have identified and taken into custody the prime suspect.
The Stanford rape case ignited a social media fury and started discussions around rape that are long overdue.