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Tag: Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women Increases Due To COVID-19: UN Women Report
Violence Against Women Increases Due To COVID-19: UN Women Report

Socio-economic stress factors such as financial pressure, unemployment, food insecurity and tense family relations stood out as having a significant impact not only on experiences of safety (or violence), but also on women's well-being overall.

Violence against women. Black and white portrait of scared and desperate woman, focus on the hands in protective gesture
Crime Against Women: Home Ministry Asks States To Ensure Compulsory FIR

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has asked all states and Union Territories (UTs) directing them for “mandatory” police action with compulsory registration of First Information Report (FIR) in cases of crimes against women. The MHA’s stricter guidelines comes closely on the heels of shocking crimes against women in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras and other states […]

Home Secy Writes To States On Crime Against Women

New Delhi: After the gruesome gang-rape and murder of a young veterinarian in Hyderabad and the setting ablaze of a rape survivor in Unnao, the Union Home Secretary has written a letter to all the states and Union Territories, urging them to give highest priority to women’s safety. In his letter to state to state […]

MHA Launches Campaign To End Violence Against Women

New Delhi: The Home Ministry in collaboration with the UN Women on Friday flagged off an awareness campaign to end violence against women from Sultanpur metro station here, officials said. The initiative is part of the #OrangeTheWorld global campaign. As part of the campaign, people would be made aware about India’s single emergency helpline 112, […]

crime-against-women Mahila court in Odisha
Column: Crime Against Women A Growing Concern

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: If reports in a section of the media are to be believed Odisha has the dubious distinction of being ranked among 10 Indian states with a high crime rate against women. Backed by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) figures they paint a grim picture of the state as one of the […]

Teacher accused of molesting woman in Jajpur

Jajpur: A teacher of a government-run school has been accused of outraging the modesty of a woman in Jajpur district of Odisha. As per the FIR, the accused was inebriated at the time of the incident and he works as an assistant teacher in a government-run school. The incident happened at Patapur village under Mangalpur […]

Odisha to set up two counselling cells for women victims

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced formation of two special cells in the state for counselling women who are “subjected to violence or abuse.” The two cells in Rourkela and Balasore districts will function in collaboration with the National Commission for Women and Tata Institute of Social Science, the CM said after inaugurating […]

Ashley Judd
Violence against women is there in all countries: Ashley Judd

Bhubaneswar: Noting that violence and discrimination against women is there in all countries and cultures, American actor Ashley Judd today said women should have control of their own body, sex, and fertility. “I was sexually assaulted as a seven-year-old. The violence and discrimination against women is pervasive in all countries and cultures. Women should have […]