It is an interesting fact that most of these factories employ more than 85% of women workers.
The million-dollar question is why is violence against women by rejected men so normalised in our society?
Tea gardens in Bengal have now become a hotbed for human trafficking, owing to the undermining of labour rights and rising deprivation.
It's not just superstition; someone who would like to settle a land or financial dispute or with a personal vendetta can settle on witch-hunting as a "solution".
The irony is AFSPA is a ‘national security measure’. The Act provides extraordinary powers to the armed forces: to shoot to kill, arrest without warrant, and enter any premises for search and seizure.
The incident concerning Ayesha Gulalai indicates the horrid scenario of harassment that even a very powerful woman in Pakistan cannot avoid.
Anuradha Koirala has rescued 12,000 girls in her journey of 20 years. It is believed that 12,000 is the same number of girls and women trafficked to India each year.
बलात्कार या हिंसा के स्वरूप का हम विश्लेषण करें तो यही पाते है कि ऐसी घिनौनी वीभत्स घटनाएँ कोई एकदिन की बात नहीं होती है, बल्कि बचपन से ही समाजीकरण में पोसी गयी आदतों से ही हम इनकी पृष्ठभूमि तैयार करते हैं|
The Supreme Court's recent judgement on marital rape shows preserving patriarchal structures of marriage is more important than women's bodily dignity.
AFSPA legalizes any perpetration by the armed forces functioning in the areas of Assam and Manipur (J&K has its version which was promulgated too).