Women Safety: News

19 Jul 2021


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.

01 Jul 2021


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.

10 Apr 2021


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.

01 Apr 2021


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.

14 Dec 2018


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.

12 Dec 2018


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

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.

11 Oct 2018


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

Donald Trump did what he does.

05 Oct 2018


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.

05 Oct 2018


#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.

25 Sep 2018


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.

15 Sep 2018

Delhi Police

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.

03 Aug 2018


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.

18 Jul 2018


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.

09 Jul 2018


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.

08 Jul 2018

Yogi Adityanath

'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'.

06 Jul 2018

Uttar Pradesh

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.

05 Jul 2018


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.

18 Jun 2018


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.

14 Jun 2018


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.

10 Jun 2018


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.

07 Jun 2018


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.

16 Mar 2018


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.

14 Mar 2018


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?

14 Mar 2018

Delhi Police

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.

07 Feb 2018

Delhi Police

Delhi L-G Anil Baijal inaugurated updated version of Himmat app

Delhi L-G Anil Baijal has inaugurated the updated version of the Himmat app meant for the safety of women. The revamped version of the app is now called Himmat Plus and was launched by the Delhi Police.

05 Feb 2018


Have we stopped caring? Behind the three Faridabad, Gurgaon gangrapes

Gangrapes don't shock us anymore. Neither does civic apathy.

01 Feb 2018


Delhi government orders all public transport vehicles to install GPS

Come February 15, all public transport vehicles must have functional GPS in their vehicles, announced the Delhi government on Wednesday.

06 Dec 2017

Crime Against Women

Bengaluru Ola driver allegedly molests woman, threatens her

TimesNow has reported that an Ola driver in Bengaluru allegedly held a woman hostage and molested her in the cab.

04 Dec 2017


MP passes bill prescribing death for raping girls under 12

In a significant development, the Madhya Pradesh (MP) assembly has unanimously passed a bill proposing death penalty for rapists of girls aged 12 years or below.

03 Nov 2017


It will take 100 years for women to achieve equality

Women are nowhere closer to bridging the gender gap. In fact, they are farther behind on the progress scale than they were last year.

26 Oct 2017

Crime Against Women

Ex-US President George Bush Sr. apologizes for patting women's rears

Former US President George HW, 93, Bush has apologized for patting "women's rears" jokingly after actress Heather Lind, 34, accused him of sexual assault.

16 Oct 2017


Delhi, Sao Paulo most dangerous cities for women: Poll

In some disturbing news, Delhi has fared as the worst city in the world when it comes to sexual violence against women.

06 Sep 2017


Delhi cabs to have child-lock stickers for women safety

Cabs operating in Delhi will now have to paste at least four stickers informing passengers about the car's child-lock system and explaining how to disable it.

29 Jun 2017

New Hampshire

For days, New Hampshire allowed pregnant women to murder people!

A well-intentioned bill in US' New Hampshire to ensure safety of pregnant women and their unborn children backfired amusingly.

22 Jun 2017


New security features on Facebook India, especially for women

In a relief for millions of Indian women on Facebook, the portal has launched two new safety features to check unauthorized misuse of profile photos.

24 May 2017

Delhi Police

Women cops on bikes will now patrol Delhi

New Delhi, capital and "rape capital", now has an all-women bike team, who will patrol the roads till late in the evening to ensure safety of women.

05 May 2017


The Nirbhaya impact: What has changed after December 2012?

In December 2012, the brutal rape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern who was tortured and left to die on the roadside, shook India and the world.

18 Apr 2017

Sexual Harassment

TimesJobs Survey: 70% women dissatisfied with workplace friendliness

Women's equality is said to have made major strides in the past many decades. This is manifested through the increasing number of women employees across various fields.

02 Oct 2016


2-year old 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' evaluated by survey

LocalCircles, the citizen engagement platform conducted a survey evaluating the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission).