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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.