Articles about Women Safety

Delhi Police files chargesheet in Kasturba Nagar gang-rape case

26 Apr 2022

India
Delhi Police files chargesheet in Kasturba Nagar gang-rape case

The Delhi Police filed a chargesheet against 21 persons in the Kasturba Nagar gang-rape case on Monday.

Study: Excessive body gaze reflects harmful attitude

22 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
Study: Excessive body gaze reflects harmful attitude

A stare, an uncomfortable gaze, indecent expressions--almost every woman has experienced them.

Alleged rape survivor paraded, beaten by women in Delhi

27 Jan 2022

India
Alleged rape survivor paraded, beaten by women in Delhi

In a shocking incident in Delhi, an alleged rape survivor was kidnapped, her face was blackened, head tonsured, and was garlanded with slippers before being paraded amid shouts and cheers.

Delhi HC brings back focus on India's marital rape exception

14 Jan 2022

India
Delhi HC brings back focus on India's marital rape exception

The Delhi High Court is hearing a batch of fresh petitions that challenge the exception given to marital rape under the Indian criminal law.

Afghanistan's election commissions dissolved; Taliban says 'no need'

27 Dec 2021

World
Afghanistan's election commissions dissolved; Taliban says 'no need'

The Taliban has disbanded Afghanistan's two electoral commissions as well as the state departments of peace and parliamentarian affairs, an official said on Sunday.

Double life imprisonment awarded to husband in Uthra murder case

13 Oct 2021

India
Double life imprisonment awarded to husband in Uthra murder case

The Kollam Additional Sessions Court on Wednesday awarded double life imprisonment to Sooraj S Kumar for the murder of his wife, Uthra, by using a cobra.

Kerala court finds man guilty of killing wife with cobra

11 Oct 2021

India
Kerala court finds man guilty of killing wife with cobra

The Kollam Additional Sessions Court on Monday found a man guilty of plotting the murder of his wife by using a cobra to bite her.

How to celebrate National Women's Health and Fitness Day

29 Sep 2021

Lifestyle
How to celebrate National Women's Health and Fitness Day

National Women's Health and Fitness Day falls on the last Wednesday of September.

Chhattisgarh: 14-year-old gangraped by 5, including 2 minors; 4 held

23 Sep 2021

India
Chhattisgarh: 14-year-old gangraped by 5, including 2 minors; 4 held

A 14-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by five culprits, including two minors, in Chhattisgarh's Balrampur district, the police said on Thursday.

No women included in Taliban's new list of Cabinet members

21 Sep 2021

World
No women included in Taliban's new list of Cabinet members

The Taliban on Tuesday announced another list of new names for the remaining Cabinet positions in its new government. However, no women made it to the list once again.

After promising inclusivity, Taliban orders women workers to 'stay home'

19 Sep 2021

World
After promising inclusivity, Taliban orders women workers to 'stay home'

The Taliban has asked many female employees in Kabul city to stay home, interim city mayor Hamdullah Namony said.

Kabul: Women wearing niqab, burqa stage protest supporting Taliban

12 Sep 2021

World
Kabul: Women wearing niqab, burqa stage protest supporting Taliban

About 300 Afghan women wearing full-face veils staged a pro-Taliban protest at a university lecture theatre in Kabul Saturday.

Taliban says women cannot be ministers; should just give birth

10 Sep 2021

World
Taliban says women cannot be ministers; should just give birth

Days after forming an all-male Cabinet in Afghanistan, the Taliban's misogyny was exposed once again when its spokesperson claimed that women shouldn't be ministers and they should only give birth.

'Waiting to be killed': Afghanistan's women fear as Taliban returns

17 Aug 2021

World
'Waiting to be killed': Afghanistan's women fear as Taliban returns

Women across Afghanistan are anxious about whether and how they would survive the Taliban takeover of the country.

Kerala government launches 'Pink Protection' to ensure women safety

19 Jul 2021

India
Kerala government launches 'Pink Protection' to ensure women safety

Amidst increasing atrocities against women especially during the COVID-19 induced lockdown period, the Kerala government on Monday launched a comprehensive program to safeguard their rights in public, private, and cyberspace.

64-year-old ties widowed daughter-in-law with chain, beats her; arrested

01 Jul 2021

India
64-year-old ties widowed daughter-in-law with chain, beats her; arrested

A 64-year-old man has been arrested in Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh for allegedly assaulting his widowed daughter-in-law there.

Woman fails 'virginity test,' faces divorce order from 'jaat panchayat'

10 Apr 2021

India
Woman fails 'virginity test,' faces divorce order from 'jaat panchayat'

Two sisters were subjected to divorce orders by a local panchayat after one of them failed to clear a "virginity test" post their marriage late last year in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, reports said on Saturday.

Punjab: CM launches free travel for women in government-run buses

01 Apr 2021

India
Punjab: CM launches free travel for women in government-run buses

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, on Thursday, launched a free travel facility for women in government buses within the state.

Mumbai: Uber driver masturbates in front of woman passenger

14 Dec 2018

Mumbai
Mumbai: Uber driver masturbates in front of woman passenger

A trip in Uber on Wednesday turned horrific for a female passenger in Mumbai after the driver masturbated in front of her.

Bengaluru: Woman tells how Ola failed her after driver misbehaved

12 Dec 2018

Bengaluru
Bengaluru: Woman tells how Ola failed her after driver misbehaved

Taxi aggregators need to get serious about women's safety, a woman's journey in Ola has shown once again.

#MeToo impact: 3,000 Gurugram firms to come under administrative scanner

02 Nov 2018

India
#MeToo impact: 3,000 Gurugram firms to come under administrative scanner

Amid the ongoing #MeToo storm, the district-level Local Complaints Committee (LCC) of Gurugram will demand explanations from around 3,000 of the total 5,500 private firms in the city, on their failure to submit safety audit reports on prevention of sexual harassment to women at workplace.

Spoof on Trump's 'scary time for men' goes viral

11 Oct 2018

World
Spoof on Trump's 'scary time for men' goes viral

Donald Trump did what he does.

Dear men, here's how you can contribute to #MeToo movement

05 Oct 2018

India
Dear men, here's how you can contribute to #MeToo movement

Almost two weeks ago, Tanushree Dutta alleged Nana Patekar of sexual harassment and intimidation.

#MeToo hits Indian media, women are calling out predators

05 Oct 2018

India
#MeToo hits Indian media, women are calling out predators

The #MeToo movement gave women the courage to speak up, the comfort to confront their harassers, and seeded the idea they will be heard.

Women getting first 'move' liberty, thanks to new Tinder feature

25 Sep 2018

Technology
Women getting first 'move' liberty, thanks to new Tinder feature

Tinder is rolling out a new feature in India, one that only lets women open a conversation with a guy on the famous dating app.

Installed 4,388 CCTVs in Delhi for women safety: Delhi Police

15 Sep 2018

Delhi
Installed 4,388 CCTVs in Delhi for women safety: Delhi Police

Delhi Police told the Delhi High Court yesterday that they have installed around 4,388 CCTV cameras in vulnerable areas of the national capital to ensure safety and security of women.

5 self-defense weapons every woman needs to carry

03 Aug 2018

India
5 self-defense weapons every woman needs to carry

Every day, one keeps hearing about the horrific rape incidents in India. Now, more than ever, such incidents have triggered fear among us. There's always a horror that surrounds us whenever we step out.

Gurugram vs. Noida: A battle of being the best

18 Jul 2018

India
Gurugram vs. Noida: A battle of being the best

The residents of Gurugram and Noida - touted as the next-gen cities - have always been at loggerheads on which city has the best job opportunities, civic amenities, housing, social life, and safety to offer.

Looking for safe places for women? Look to India's northeast!

09 Jul 2018

India
Looking for safe places for women? Look to India's northeast!

If you're wondering if there's any place safe for women anymore, India's northeast might surprise you.

'Even Lord Ram can't stop rapes': BJP MLA triggers controversy

08 Jul 2018

Politics
'Even Lord Ram can't stop rapes': BJP MLA triggers controversy

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker from Uttar Pradesh Surendra Singh triggered a controversy when he said 'even Lord Ram can't stop rapes in the state'.

Muzaffarnagar: Woman tied to tree, beaten up over 'illicit relationship'

06 Jul 2018

India
Muzaffarnagar: Woman tied to tree, beaten up over 'illicit relationship'

A woman was allegedly tied to a tree and beaten up on the orders of a panchayat in a village in Muzaffarnagar over an "illicit relationship" with her brother-in-law's son, police said.

This school asks girls to wear white/skin colored underwear

05 Jul 2018

India
This school asks girls to wear white/skin colored underwear

The MAEER's MIT School in Pune has some bizarre ideas for "security" of its students. For one, safety apparently lies in the color of girls' underwear.

Pouch, scooter-gadget, lifesaver: 65-year-old Chennai man's offerings for women's safety

18 Jun 2018

India
Pouch, scooter-gadget, lifesaver: 65-year-old Chennai man's offerings for women's safety

Let's face it: women's safety is in murky waters nowadays, with most places registering frequent crimes.

Women may be able to choose co-passengers in Ola, Uber

14 Jun 2018

India
Women may be able to choose co-passengers in Ola, Uber

The Center is likely to direct taxi aggregators, mainly Ola and Uber, to introduce 'exclusive women pooling' option for its female passengers, in the wake of multiple incidents of assault.

5 self-defense weapons every woman needs to carry

10 Jun 2018

India
5 self-defense weapons every woman needs to carry

Every day, one keeps hearing about the horrific rape incidents in India. Now, more than ever, such incidents have triggered fear among us. There's always a horror that surrounds us whenever we step out.

To ensure women-safety, NRI-marriages to be registered within 48 hours

07 Jun 2018

India
To ensure women-safety, NRI-marriages to be registered within 48 hours

Union Minister of Women and Child Development (WCD) Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday directed that all NRI marriages should be registered within 48 hours of the ceremony, failing which visas and passports won't be issued.

Haryana approves death penalty for rapists of girls below 12

16 Mar 2018

India
Haryana approves death penalty for rapists of girls below 12

The Haryana Assembly passed a bill yesterday approving death penalty for rapists of girls aged 12 or below.

Bengaluru to get 10,000 CCTV cameras for women's safety

14 Mar 2018

Bengaluru
Bengaluru to get 10,000 CCTV cameras for women's safety

Did you know Bengaluru has seen a 186% rise in rape cases in a single year?

Delhi: Drunk woman denied metro entry, CISF-personnel drop her safely

14 Mar 2018

Delhi
Delhi: Drunk woman denied metro entry, CISF-personnel drop her safely

A drunk woman was dropped home on Monday night by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel posted at a Delhi metro station after she was denied permission to board a train.

Noida cop arrested for attempting to rape 6-year-old girl

18 Feb 2018

India
Noida cop arrested for attempting to rape 6-year-old girl

In a shocking incident, a police constable in Greater Noida reportedly attempted to rape a six-year-old girl inside the city's Kulesara police outpost.