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Clean chit to CJI Ranjan Gogoi: 17 women activists held for protest bid

Injustice”. New Delhi: A day after several women activists and lawyers were detained for protesting outside the Supreme Court against the clean chit given to Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi in a Sexual Harassment case, the Delhi police on Wednesday detained 17 women activists for assembling near the Rajiv Chowk metro station to stage a demonstration. Carrying posters and banners that read “Supreme Court kuch to sharam karo” (have s

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CJI Sexual Harassment case: 55 detained outside SC for holding protest

hit to CJI Fifty-five protesters, mostly women lawyers and activists, were detained outside the Supreme Court here on Tuesday while they were agitating against the procedure adopted to deal with a Sexual Harassment case against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. Justice Gogoi on Monday got a clean chit from the apex court’s In-House Inquiry Committee which “has found no substance” in the allegations of More »

Most complaints by women came from UP: NCW

as just been compiled. The complaints by women or their relatives ranged from right to live with dignity — that includes domestic violence, cruelty and harassment — to police apathy to Sexual Harassment at workplaces. Interestingly, 403 women from various parts of India who were being forced to marry against their choice also reached out to the women’s rights panel seeking its assistance.No women from Arunachal Pradesh, Nagalan

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How Much Is a Woman's Labour Worth? Rs 37 a Day, According to the Indian Govt -Neha Dixit

. The Wire met over 69 mid-day meal cooks, all women, across five districts of Bihar and found out how the Indian state has subjected over 30 lakh women mid-day meal cooks to the worst pay gap and Sexual Harassment to create a cheap female labour economy. ‘Volunteers, not workers’ Poonam has worked as a cook since 2002. “All my life I had seen my family working as farm labourers on the land of the zamindars. I didn’t w

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Women and the workplace -Radha Kumar

-The Hindu Do UN strategies to deal with Sexual Harassment and ensure gender parity offer examples to follow? For more than a century, March 8 has marked International Women’s Day — a global day celebrating the achievements of women and promoting gender equality worldwide. But as we pause to celebrate our many advances, we must also acknowledge how much remains to be done. Interlinked issues Two interconnected issues have emerg

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#MeToo: GoM likely to meet on December 10 -Jagriti Chandra

-The Hindu New Delhi: The first meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) to look into Sexual Harassment at workplace is likely to take place next week, according to a senior government official. The Home Ministry has written to the members of the panel informing them of a meeting on December 10, according to the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD). The GoM is headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, Defe

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For assistance, police and lawyers are the least desired by female victims of sexual violence

During the last 2-3 months, one has seen complaints related to Sexual Harassment surfacing on social media as part of the #MeToo campaign. Many people have questioned why the victims were so late to reveal the harassments they faced in the past. Sceptics have also asked why the victims of Sexual Harassment did not seek either legal or police help. If you have similar doubts in mind, then you sho

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

-The Indian Express From Sexual Harassment to domestic abuse — Assam’s barefoot counsellors are lending a ear to a gamut of issues faced by women living in small towns and remote villages. Mirza, Sipajhar (Assam): Usha Devi’s phone rings off the hook but she doesn’t mind. “It could be 2 in the morning but you will never find my phone switched off,” says the 50-year-old of Sipajhar in Assam’s Darrang d

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#MeToo: Disenfranchised, Defenceless Rural Women Suffer Sexual Harassment in Silence -Archana Chandola

o discourage future perpetrators from condemnable acts on their women colleagues in workplaces. It is a hugely desirable phenomenon that should result in cleansing urban workplaces of this scourge of Sexual Harassment.However, as desirable as the movement is, the current outrage largely remains confined to journalism, media, film industry, a bit of academia and a few other urban professions. The phenomenon of men in positions of power taking advantage

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Spike in Sexual Harassment plaints to NCW this year -Ambika Pandit

-The Times of IndiaNEW DELHI: The National Commission for Women has received 2,383 complaints pertaining to Sexual Harassment at workplace since 2015. The numbers have been increasing with each passing year with a visible spike this year with over 750 complainants approaching NCW for redressal till October. 14 complainants came forward just in the last one month after the #MeTooIndia campaign took social media by storm.As the number of complaints

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