One-fourth of pregnant women face violence by partner

While for many women, pregnancy is a happy time, for almost one in four, it turns out not to be so enjoyable as they face emotional, physical and sexual violence by none other than their own close partners, alarming research has found.

Former Canada deputy PM says she was raped

A former Canadian deputy prime minister waded into a nationwide uproar over sexual violence on Monday by revealing that she was twice assaulted when she was a budding politician years ago.

UN mission finds no evidence of Darfur `mass rape`

A UN mission said Monday it has found no evidence Sudanese troops had raped 200 women and girls in the Darfur region, where insurgents are battling government forces.

Nobel laureates urge Indian govt to act against sexual violence

Visiting Nobel laureates Shirin Ebadi and Jody Williams have urged the government to intensify efforts to put an end to sexual violence against women and lend support to a global campaign.

77% of teenage Indian girls endure sexual violence: UN

About 77 per cent of girls aged between 15 and 19 in India have been subjected to sexual violence by their spouses, according to a report by UNICEF which said more than half of the girls in the age group faced physical abuse at the hands of their parents.

77% of teenage Indian girls endure sexual violence: UN
77% of teenage Indian girls endure sexual violence: UN

About 77 percent of girls aged between 15 and 19 in India have been subjected to sexual violence by their spouses, according to a report by UNICEF which also said more than half of the girls in the age group faced physical abuse at the hands of their parents.

Provide 33% reservation to women in police: Maneka Gandhi to states CMs

Inspired by Gujarat government, the Centre has urged all the states to provide 33 per cent reservation for women in their police forces to effectively deal with cases of sexual violence and crime against women.

Frame clear policies to prevent violence against children in schools: Amnesty

The rape of a six-year-old student in a private school in Bangalore has brought to light the need for clear guidelines and mechanisms to ensure that schools can put a stop to instances of sexual violence and other abuse, Amnesty International India said on Saturday.

Egypt sends 13 to trial for sexual violence

Officials in the office of Egypt`s top prosecutor say 13 men have been referred to trial for assaulting women during a public rally, in what was the first implementation of tough new penalties against rampant sexual violence.

Angelina Jolie says being survivor of sexual violence isn`t shameful

Angelina Jolie opened up about ending sexual violence during the London summit saying that "there is no disgrace in being a survivor of sexual violence".

Summit in London to end sexual violence

A four-day summit Tuesday on ending sexual violence during war would be headed by British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, actress Angelina Jolie.

Japan, US back UN programme to stop sexual violence in Delhi

Japan and the US on Sunday announced their support to the United Nation`s `Safe City Programme` in Delhi aimed at preventing sexual violence against women in the national capital.

Kenya government sued over 2007 election sexual violence

A group of survivors of sexual violence committed after Kenya`s violence-hit 2007 elections took the government to court today over its alleged failure to protect them and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Sexual and reproductive rights under threat worldwide: Amnesty

The health and lives of millions of people across the globe are under threat from government failures to guarantee their citizens sexual and reproductive rights, Amnesty International has said.

Libya to give legal recognition to uprising rape victims

The Libyan government has decided to recognise as "war victims" women who suffered sexual violence during the 2011 popular uprising that ousted and killed long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Campaign against sexual violence in Bengal on Valentine`s day

The One Billion Rising campaign to protest violence against women will kick off in West Bengal Feb 14 with the theme "I Rise against Sexual Violence", a statement said Wednesday.

South African minister condemns child rapes

A South African woman minister has expressed concern at reports of heinous acts of sexual violence against children.

Britain asks Sri Lanka to probe sexual violence

Britain today asked Sri Lanka to probe allegations that hundreds of men and women had been sexually assaulted by government forces during and after the island`s drawn-out ethnic war.

Probe sexual violence in Muzaffarnagar riots: Rights group

Indian authorities should properly investigate all crimes, including allegations of sexual assault and gang rape, during the communal violence in Uttar Pradesh, Human Rights Watch said Monday.

Watch: Kalki Koechlin holds women responsible for rapes!

A video produced by a group of comedians featuring actress Kalki Koechlin and VJ Juhi Pandey has grabbed a number of eyeballs on YouTube.