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Violence and the State: Protecting and Threatening

One of the fundamental questions in conflict today is simply, “How do we develop a state that is strong enough to deter rebels and attackers while assuring the citizens that its power will not be used for ill?” This problem has reared its head in Iraq, Ukraine and now…the U.S. 430 more words

Lavanya Malhotra: India’s lost girls and doctors’ complicity

Lavanya Malhotra: India’s lost girls and doctors’ complicity

According to India’s 2011 census, the sex ratio in India was 943 women for every 1000 men. Yet a recent report by the United Nations reveals that the child sex ratio in India has declined from 927 girls for every 1000 boys in 2001, to 918 in 2011. 535 more words

Female Feticide

IT’S A GIRL- THE WAR ON WOMEN

IT’S A GIRL- THE WAR ON WOMEN

IT’S A GIRL, a 2012 documentary movie on the gendercide and the widespread devaluation, abuse and neglect of women and girl’s in India, China and the rest of the world. 700 more words

Female Feticide

Love and Hate

Of late, there have been incidents of communal discord in some parts of the country. The government is quiet. The media is treating at as easy-come-easy-go banter and spurts of attention is being given. 574 more words

Feminism

Fashion Faux Pas

‘Nirbhaya’. It’s a word that means so much to those in the Hindi-speaking world. It translates as ‘fearless’ but since the Delhi bus gang rape, it has taken on a much greater meaning. 528 more words

#WAVE: The Istanbul Convention commits to specialist victim support

The area of specialist victim support for women survivors of violence and their children is expected to experience improvement, if CoE member states commit themselves to effectively implement the Istanbul Convention – the CoE Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. 441 more words

Equal Rights & Social Change

#EndVAW: Istanbul Convention into force

The Istanbul Convention entered into force on 1 August 2014. This is an important milestone in the history of the Women’s Movement and much remains to be done to improve the situation of women survivors of violence and their children. 606 more words

Equal Rights & Social Change