Keyword : Women Safety

NCW: In search of more teeth

The national commission for women (NCW) will soon move the supreme court (SC). But this time it won’t be to seek justice for an aggrieved woman; it would be to empower itself, to be heard and

We should be ranked equal to the SC, ST commissions: NCW chief

Why is the national commission for women weak? Is it because its mandate is unclear?  I don’t know why there is a fallacy about the Act being weak. There

This road to justice

It had been only a few days since we remembered Nirbhaya on her fourth death anniversary on December 29, when we heard about the shocking Bengaluru molestation case. A girl was molested just outsid

NCW issues notice to JD (U)’s Sharad Yadav

The National Commission of Women (NCW) has issued notice to the Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav for his explicit remark on women. While addressing a public gathering in Patn

If you’re a woman living in India, be scared, very scared...

India has been ranked as the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labour, according to a Thomson Reuters Foundation sur

Stop shooting the messenger

The recent survey commissioned by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, which had ranked India as the most dangerous place on earth for women, has created a serious controversy in India with the governme

#MeToo is here to stay

It was a volcano waiting to erupt. And it has belched lava in India more than a year after the #MeToo campaign of Hollywood. Every few minutes, women are posting heart-wrenching stories of sexual a

“He was my best friend’s husband, as well as a good friend”

Among the first to speak up about rape in Bollywood in the #MeToo India campaign is Vinta Nanda, filmmaker, and writer of film and TV scripts. She recounted her gut-wrenching story of being rap

“I have suffered sexual harassment from men and women”

It happens to men and gays too, and perhaps more rampantly than to women. I have suffered sexual harassment at my workplace. When a man physically violates a woman, it is considered a serious matte

“A casting director said if I become his girlfriend, he will flood me with good roles”

I have been in the television industry for four years now. A director once said to me, “You have the looks but you have not done work that gives you recognition.” He said that if I join

#MeTooMuch?

The long-awaited arrival of #MeToo in India has received two kinds of receptions: cathartic yet celebratory cacophony and uncomfortable silence. The first comes from most working women and many m

The ‘not me’ syndrome

While reading down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, the supreme court acknowledged the apology that Indian society owes to people with sexual minority identities. This acknowledgement has ev

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