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Japan PM to pledge cash at UN for sex victims

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 14:30

Japan`s prime minister is to pledge USD 1 million to help victims of sexual violence when he speaks at the UN General Assembly next week, a report said today, as anger continues in Asia over wartime "comfort women".

Now a cyber security device to protect women from violence

Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 00:50

Give a break to chilli powder and pepper sprays. Amrita Centre for Security has developed a new device to protect women from sexual offenders and other forms of violence.

Three youths gang-raped teenager, shoot video of the crime in Rajasthan

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 20:45

A case has been registered against three youths here for allegedly raping a teenaged girl and blackmailing her on the basis of a video clip which they shot while committing the crime.

Sexual violence pervasive in Somalia: UN

Last Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 19:41

Sexual violence against women and children is still pervasive in Somalia, a UN spokesperson said Friday.

Sexual violence pervasive in Somalia: UN

Last Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 13:05

Sexual violence against women and children is still pervasive in Somalia, a UN official has said.

UN meet highlights plight of male victims of sexual violence

Last Updated: Thursday, August 01, 2013, 11:37

Male victims of sexual violence in conflict zones suffer from shame, stigma and health complications, participants at a UN meeting concluded Thursday.

UN passes resolution to end conflict-related sexual violence

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 10:32

The United Nations on Tuesday adopted a new resolution to end conflict-related sexual violence, saying that such acts should face rigorous prosecution to deter and prevent this `evil`.

Angelina Jolie urges UNSC to tackle war-zone sexual violence

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 09:44

Angelina Jolie has urged the UN Security Council to tackle sexual violence in war zones.

Promiscuous character of woman can`t be ground of defence for rapist: SC

Last Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013, 19:05

Promiscuous character of a woman is irrelevant in rape cases and a rapist cannot take it as ground of defence for his henious act, the Supreme Court has ruled saying even a female of easy virtue has a right to life.

G8 inks historic agreement against rape in war zon

Last Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 23:11

World powers pledged funds and reached "historic" deal to tackle rape and sexual violence used as a weapon of war, with Hollywood star and UN special envoy Angelina Jolie praising the declaration.

Create medical protocol for treating rape victims: Brinda Karat

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013, 23:01

There is a need for a medical protocol for treating victims of sexual violence and doctors should be trained for it, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Brinda Karat said here Monday.

India`s political system can respond when required: Washington Post

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 12:47

An influential US daily has hailed India`s new laws against sexual violence, saying the "political system can respond to an urgent popular demand for change".