French lawmakers debate punishing prostitutes or clients

 French senators will on Monday debate whether the law should punish prostitutes or their clients, as France resumes a divisive discussion on how to crack down on the world`s oldest profession.

Algeria passes law banning domestic violence against women

Algeria's parliament passed a law today criminalising domestic violence against women in a vote harshly criticised by conservatives as intruding on the intimacy of couples and contrary to Islamic values.

Poland votes to ratify treaty to protect women

Poland`s parliament voted Friday to ratify a treaty combatting violence against women, despite considerable opposition from the right and the country`s powerful Catholic Church.

Men leave UN "Barbershop" after vow to push for gender equality

The United Nations closed its "Barbershop Conference" on Thursday with prominent male diplomats - and a 13-year-old boy - pledging to recruit men and boys to advance gender equality and end violence against women.

National consultation on violence against women in January

A national consultation will be held between civil society organisations and government officials in January on protection of women from violence, organisers said on Saturday.

Ban Ki-moon asks men and boys to fight violence against women

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has cited the rape and murder of two teenage girls who were hanged from a tree in India, saying violence against women is a global pandemic that destroys lives as he called men and boys to join as partners to fight violence against women.

A third of women globally victims of domestic violence: WHO

Current efforts to prevent domestic violence are insufficient as a third of women worldwide are physically abused, according to a series of studies by the World Health Organization published on Friday.

Rajasthan shame: 40-year-old woman paraded half-naked by husband

It seems that there is no end to the crime against females in Rajasthan. What can be more shameful for a women if she is being made half-naked and tortured, that too by her husband as a punishment.

Fast track courts in UP for pending crime cases against women

Uttar Pradesh Government on Friday decided to constitute fast track courts in all districts to sort out pending cases of violence against women and those cases involving women accused.

Telangana CM for action against onscreen violence against women

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao Thursday asked the state police chief to consider taking action against films and television serials portraying violence against women.

Egypt to ban violence against women: PM

Egyptian Prime Minister on Monday vowed to ban all kinds of violence against women with the help of a new and tougher law enforced in the country.

660 Nirbhaya Centres for women violence victims

At least 660 rape crisis centres will be established across the country and named as Nirbhaya centres, as a tribute to the victim of December 16, 2012 Delhi gang-rape case.

Helpline soon for women facing violence in Chhattisgarh

In a bid to provide protection to women facing violence, a first-of-its-kind integrated helpline-cum-crisis centre is soon to be launched in Chhattisgarh.

Aamir Khan launches India`s first One Stop Crisis Centre in Bhopal

Bollywood actor Aamir Khanlaunched India`s first One Stop Crisis Centre, which aims at protection for women on Monday in Bhopal.

Horrified at reports of violence against women in India: US

The United States has said it is "horrified" at reports of sexual violence and murders in India and it also applauded the role of individuals, government officials and civil society groups working to protect the survivors.

Violence against women in politics rampant in South Asia

Violence against women in politics is rampant in South Asia, according to a recent study conducted by the Centre for Social Research & UN Women in India, Nepal and Pakistan.

UN Special Rapporteur finds UK more sexist than India

Sexism is "more visible" in the UK than in countries like India, a United Nations investigator looking at violence against women in the country on Tuesday said.

One Billion Rising campaign kicks off; Bollywood lends support

The One Billion Rising campaign (OBR), which will see over a billion people rising to protest against violence against women, started here Thursday with Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan and former Miss India Gul Panag lending their support to the campaign.

Aamir Khan joins the `One Billion Rising` campaign

Superstar Aamir Khan lent his support to end the violence against women in the global `One Billion Rising` campaign.

Violence against women needs immediate attention: Panel

Violence against women, declining sex ratio and economic disempowerment of the fairer sex are some key issues which need immediate attention, a committee on the status of women said Monday.