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.

Security for women employees in Cyberabad to step up

With a focus on improving the security and safety of women in the Cyberabad IT corridor, an electronic surveillance system will be enhanced with installation of another 150 CCTV cameras in addition to the existing 47.

Italy ratifies treaty combating violence against women

The 2011 Istanbul Convention aims to "prevent violence, protect victims and punish the guilty," Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino said.

Violence against women remains unacceptably widespread: Pillay

A top UN official has said that the violence against women is the "most pervasive" expression of gender-based discrimination and it remains unacceptably widespread.

UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women to visit India

For the first time, a UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women will visit India next week to assess the overall situation of violence against women.

Death penalty not a solution to end violence against women: Ela Gandhi

The granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi on Monday said the death sentence is not the solution to end violence against women and the society needs to promote gender consciousness.

One Billion Rising: Largest day of mass action ever to stop violence against women

People from all walks of life will come together in the capital today to participate in cultural events as part of the `One Billion Rising` global campaign, making the demand to end violence against women and children.

Deliver real results on violence against women: UK

Britain has asked the international community to ensure that UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) delivers action.