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India calls for UN sanctions against terrorists involved in sexual violence

India voiced concern that sexual violence, abductions and human trafficking continue to be used as weapons of war in armed conflict by non-state actors and terrorist organisations. 

Oct 27, 2018, 09:52 AM IST

Memory of sexual violence haunts women for decades: Study

Women who experience sexual assault have vivid memories of the incident for decades, even if they are not diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, a study has found.

Sep 06, 2018, 11:32 AM IST

Never condoned sexual violence: Jim Sarbh on rape joke with Kangana Ranaut

After a video featuring Jim Sarbh saying "I'd rather be raped by 12 prostitutes" went viral, the actor says his comments were taken out of context as he has never condoned any form of sexual violence.

May 18, 2018, 16:02 PM IST

Sexual violence in neighbourhood harms mental health in women

According to the researchers, feelings about the frequency of rape or other forms of sexual assault in a neighbourhood are significantly tied to women's perceptions of its safety.

Jan 15, 2018, 19:10 PM IST

There are predators absolutely everywhere: Tom Hanks

 Tom Hanks doesn't feel that it is late to change things and learn how to behave in society.

Dec 01, 2017, 16:35 PM IST

Latin America, Caribbean most violent region for women in the world: UN

Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women, the United Nations said, highlighting Central America and Mexico as particularly dangerous.

Nov 23, 2017, 12:30 PM IST

Fearing DU like violence, Delhi's Ambedkar University postpones event on Kashmir mass rape

Fearing DU like violence on its campus, the Ambedkar University in the national capital has postponed an event marking the 26th anniversary of the alleged Kunan Poshpora mass rape in Kashmir.

Feb 26, 2017, 11:23 AM IST

Need for survivor-centric approach towards sexual assault victims: Supreme Court

There is a dire need to have a survivor-centric approach towards victims of sexual violence, particularly children, the Supreme Court on Thursday said while restoring the conviction a man for raping his nine-year-old niece in 2009 and awarded him twelve years jail term.

Dec 15, 2016, 21:19 PM IST

Ex-Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro reveals death threats

Carneiro, who now works at her own clinic in London, feels not enough is being done to eradicate sexism in football.

Nov 26, 2016, 19:58 PM IST

Court hears horror of Khmer Rouge forced marriages

Cambodia`s UN-backed court on Tuesday heard harrowing new details about the Khmer Rouge`s forced marriages, one of the brutal regime`s less reported atrocities.

Aug 23, 2016, 16:23 PM IST

Women subjected to torture by Mexican police, armed forces: Report

Mexican police and armed forces often use torture and sexual violence against women to obtain confessions during interrogations and arrests, according to a report by Amnesty International released on Tuesday.

Jun 29, 2016, 02:49 AM IST

Mexico police, troops `routinely` rape arrested women: Amnesty

Arrests and interogation of women in Mexico gets mucky with police harassing and torturing them. 

Jun 28, 2016, 12:20 PM IST

Does sexual aggression change female brain?

Women who experience sexual violence are more likely to suffer from depression, PTSD and other mood disorders.

Feb 20, 2016, 22:09 PM IST

Thousands at far-right rally against Merkel migrant policy

Thousands of far-right protesters have rallied in the eastern German city of Leipzig against the record refugee influx they blamed for sexual violence against women at New Year's Eve festivities.

Jan 12, 2016, 07:23 AM IST

Porn addiction and its side effects!

The collected data during a study looked at self-reports of pornography consumption and acts of sexual aggression.

Jan 05, 2016, 13:24 PM IST

25% Indian men indulge in sexual abuse: Survey

A new study has found that children in India are more exposed to risk factors that make them sexually violent later in life.

Oct 30, 2015, 10:10 AM IST

Girls not safe in country: Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Tuesday said that girls were "not safe" in the country, and expressed deep concern over the recent incidents of rapes of minors in the national capital which he said stood out for the sheer "apathy".

Oct 28, 2015, 00:09 AM IST

Angelina Jolie addresses UK Parliament on sexual violence by ISIS

Hollywood star and UN special envoy Angelina Jolie has sought more political commitment to tackle cases of sexual violence in conflicts around the world as she highlighted the use of rape as a weapon by Islamic State militants to terrorise and destroy communities.

Sep 09, 2015, 22:08 PM IST

Watch video: What happens when MMS of a girl is made in public

Sexual crimes against women are on a rise. Eve-teasers, rapists escape easily after committing crime and have absolutely no remorse.

Sep 07, 2015, 14:20 PM IST

Cambridge University revises sexual assault guidelines

For the first time, the victims of sexual assault at Cambridge University can report their cases directly to officials at one of the world's oldest educational institutions, which was criticised earlier for its failure to protect its students from sexual violence.

Aug 05, 2015, 18:57 PM IST