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In Rape’s Aftermath, India Debates Violence Against Women

In Rape’s Aftermath, India Debates Violence Against Women | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
While a horrific gang rape in New Delhi has drawn attention to a violent epidemic, rape is just one facet of a broad range of violence that leads to the deaths of almost two million women a year.
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"After Being Raped, I Was Wounded; My Honor Wasn’t"

"After Being Raped, I Was Wounded; My Honor Wasn’t" | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Rape is horrible, but not because you lose your virtue or shame your family.
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India gang rape victim's father reveals daughter's name is Jyoti Singh Pandey

Devastated dad tells The Sunday People he hopes revealing her name will give courage to other women who have survived such attacks
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Protests Organized Across India Over Death of Gang Rape Victim

Protests Organized Across India Over Death of Gang Rape Victim | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
After the death of a gang rape victim, protesters take to the streets in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kochi.
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Mumbai: The Perils of Being Single and Female

Mumbai: The Perils of Being Single and Female | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
For women in particular, the prospect of making it by yourself in any city, even one as open-minded as Mumbai, is bundled with a whole set of challenges.
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India: "Put a powerful asset – land – into the hands of women to ease child malnutrition crisis"

India: "Put a powerful asset – land – into the hands of women to ease child malnutrition crisis" | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

India's high malnutrition rate, low birth weight and maternal mortality rate continue to rival those of sub-Saharan Africa.

There is growing evidence that the reason is, specifically, women's empty pockets. Women in India have a lower status and therefore less control over resources, both land and money, and consequently do not have the leverage to ensure that their children's needs are met.

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Indians rewrite role of women in sacred scripts

Indians rewrite role of women in sacred scripts | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

For generations, Indian women have been reared on religious epics, filled with patiently suffering, self-sacrificing women. But a new breed of writers--many of them women--are rewriting sacred scriptures. In | Womens eNews

 

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"Instead of training cops to be sensitive, let us make them adhere to the rule of law"

"Instead of training cops to be sensitive, let us make them adhere to the rule of law" | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

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India’s conspiracy of silence exposed, one story at a time

India’s conspiracy of silence exposed, one story at a time | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The women and men who have found their voices after the Delhi gang rape will not return to silence
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The Unspeakable Truth About Rape in India

The Unspeakable Truth About Rape in India | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The volume of protests in the case of a gang-rape victim in Delhi show that change is possible.
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"Change is possible, but the police must document reports of rape and sexual assault, and investigations and court cases have to be fast-tracked and not left to linger for years"
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Police fire tear gas and fire water cannon at peaceful protestors in battleground Delhi

Police fire tear gas and fire water cannon at peaceful protestors in battleground Delhi | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
I have just returned from India Gate in central Delhi where police and paramilitary forces fired tear gas and water cannon at peaceful demonstrators, spectators including families, and mobile telev...
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After six days of country-wide mass protests sparked by the gang rape of a young woman last Sunday night and subsequent government and police indifference.....

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India: The world's baby factory

India: The world's baby factory | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

By Anuj Chopra. It's already the world's second-most populous country. So why is India turning grandmothers into mothers?

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"Mother India": the story of an indian childless couple

"Mother India": the story of an indian childless couple | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

India's booming assisted fertility business encourages childless couples to overcome the 'curse' of their infertility. A film by Raffaele Brunetti.

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Where are India's working women?

Where are India's working women? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
In India, the workplace continues to be a male-dominated space. What can be done to fix this? In pictures.
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