After a 4-year old nursery student was sexually assaulted in a local school last October, the Bangalore city police identified a set of new guidelines that city schools must follow to curb sexual violence on school grounds.
In a recent talk on the importance of digital media and the role it plays in the women’s rights movement in India, Meera Vijyann touched upon key issues that women across the world face in expressing their views online.
“This prize won’t have any significance to the female victims of sexual violence, if you won’t join us in our quest for peace, justice and democracy.”
The discourse around gender rights has been largely focused on the modern women’s movement. However, gender-transformative approaches that include men can be a huge step forward in achieving impact.
At her presentation at TEDx Houses of Parliament, London, Meera Vijayann discussed the difficulties that young women like her face in India in accessing their rights or finding a voice against everyday sexual harassment.
A few days ago, I read a piece that broke my heart. It wasn’t just a piece, this story, it was a living nightmare; a written record that we must work harder than ever before to bring an end to sexual violence.
Sexual violence in conflict is “a grave human rights issue that is as destructive as any bomb or bullet” –
“I left my job because my boss was harassing me,” a friend of mine once told me, “I couldn’t take
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed a law guaranteeing treatment – including emergency contraception – for rape victims in public hospitals,
Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according
Rebecca Chiao co-founded the organization HarassMap in December 2010 as a response to the persistent problem of sexual harassment against