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UN Special Rapporteur finds UK more sexist than India

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 00:50

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

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 19:55

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

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 17:46

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 00:05

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 10:53

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.

Kabul urged to fire human rights commissioner

Last Updated: Thursday, July 04, 2013, 17:35

President Hamid Karzai should dismiss Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) member Abdul Rahman Hotak after he opposed Law Eliminating of Violence Against Women, HRW said.

One-third of women suffer domestic violence: WHO

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 20:48

About a third of women worldwide have been physically or sexually assaulted by a former or current partner, according to the first major review of violence against women.

Italy ratifies treaty combating violence against women

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 15:25

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

Last Updated: Saturday, June 08, 2013, 14:43

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 18:16

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.

Barack Obama signs Violence Against Women Act

Last Updated: Friday, March 08, 2013, 08:56

US President Barack Obama has signed into law the new Violence Against Women Act, which he termed "very important".

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

Last Updated: Monday, February 25, 2013, 14:28

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.