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65-day, 10,000-km yatra to end sexual violence -Pranay Prakash

-The Hindu Dignity March will be flagged off at Somaiya Ground in Sion today Mumbai: On Thursday, about 5,000 survivors of Sexual Abuse and assault will embark on a 65-day national walk that will span 10,000 km through 200 districts in 24 States and Union Territories. The Dignity March, which was announced by survivor-focused organisation Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan on Wednesday, will begin at Somaiya Ground in Sion on Thursday at 11.30 a.m. The

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Supreme Court orders CBI probe against all shelter homes in Bihar -Amit Anand Choudhary

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed CBI probe against all erring shelter homes and their owners for allegedly subjecting the children to torture and Sexual Abuse after noting that state police investigation was not up to the mark. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur, S Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta directed the CBI to probe into all allegation of torture and Sexual Abuse More »

Audit: Institutional homes in Bihar indulged in some form of abuse -Ambika Pandit

17 institutions categorised for urgent attention. However, the report highlighted that “institutions of all categories were found to be indulging in some form of abuse. Incidents of harassment, Sexual Abuse, corporal punishment, neglect, humiliation were reported rampantly.” The report, now forms part of the Supreme Court records. Please click here to read more.

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Who is Agnes Kharshiing? -Rahul Karmakar

t Congress Party in the Rajya Sabha and her younger brother John F. Kharshiing is a Congress leader. But she has been avowedly apolitical and a long-time crusader against domestic violence, child and Sexual Abuse and deprivation of beneficiary schemes in rural areas. She formed the Civil Society Women’s Organisation to take her fight against corruption to the grassroots and educate rural women on RTI. Her organisation took on village chieftains

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The 'barefoot counsellors' of Assam who tackle women's problems anywhere, anytime -Tora Agarwala

n Golaghat and Mirza in Kamrup. And it in these spaces that women, from villages near and afar, come to discuss their problems.  “It’s a variety’ of issues — trafficking, Sexual Abuse, alcoholism, domestic violence. Whatever it may be, our job is to listen,” says Das, seated behind the desk at the Mirza centre. Located in the same property as Das’s own home, the centre — officially referred to as Grami

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SC query to govt on abuse at shelters

udit report had been submitted to the Centre more than a year back. "...tell us what action have you taken against such homes. There is no point in saying that 1,575 children are subjected to Sexual Abuse. The 1,575 boys and girls are victims of sexual and physical abuse. What have you done about it? Which are the shelter homes where they are kept? What action the states have taken on this," Justice Lokur asked Anand. Please click here

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TISS report points to sexual, physical abuse of inmates at 14 other shelter homes in Bihar -Amarnath Tewary

-The Hindu The 100-page report, which The Hindu is in possession of, gives explicit details of how girls, boys and adults have been subjected to “dreadful details of physical violence, Sexual Abuse and mental harassment.” Patna: The seven-member team of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), which had exposed sexual and physical exploitation of minor girls at Muzaffarpur shelter home in its social audit report submitted to the S

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After Muzaffarpur, Deoria, Centre calls for audit of 9,000 shelters nationwide -Shalini Nair

nd Protection from Abuse (including emotional, sexual and physical). The five questions under the section, however, focuses mainly on the institutional mechanisms and fails to capture instances of Sexual Abuse experienced by the children. In its May 2017 judgment, the SC had said that social audits need to be conducted every year “not only for purposes of introspection but also transparency and accountability in the effective implementation o

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Don't publish pictures of victims of Sexual Abuse in any form: SC to print, electronic, social media

f rape in the country by observing that women are being raped “left, right and centre”, has asked all the print, electronic and social media not to publish or display photos of victims of Sexual Abuse — even in blurred or morphed form. The apex court also warned against interviewing minor victims of Sexual Abuse saying it has a serious mental impact. It asked the Union government to

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DCW to conduct social audit of all shelter homes for girls, women in Delhi

-PTI NEW DELHI: The Delhi Commission for Women has set up an expert committee to conduct a detailed social audit of all shelter homes in the capital after Sexual Abuse cases at such homes in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh came to light. DCW said the committee, comprising academicians, lawyers, mental health experts and social workers, would be required to submit its report in three months. It will be mandated to inspect and assess the condition of

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