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Death Penalty for Three Rapists Sets Precedent in India

05/04/2014

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New Delhi, India, Gang Rape Court Trial, Graffiti Protest, Photo by AFP

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 21:33 p.m. DST, 5 April 2014 MUMBAI, India – On Friday, three men convicted of two different 2013 rape cases were sentenced to death by hanging. The heavy sentence and relatively speedy conviction are thanks to the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 2013. Mohammed Kasim Sheikh, Salim Ansari, and […]

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Honor Killings: When Bloodline and Bloodshed Intersect

01/04/2014

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Shazia Mehndi Putting On Ring, Photo by Khadija Dawn Carryl

Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 00:49 a.m. DST, 2 April 2014 ANDHRA PRADESH, India – Pachala Deepthi tried her best to gain the blessing of her parents before marrying her sweetheart, Anantagiri Kiran Kumar. For over two years, Deepthi’s appeals fell on deaf ears. The man she intended to marry was an unacceptable choice, […]

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AcroYoga – A Language of Perfect Union

03/02/2014

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Acro Yoga in Copacabana # 3, Photo by Frédéric Ballart

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 13:43 p.m. EDT, 3 February 2014 The mission and focus of this website informs the presentation and dialogue about stories on gender relations with a particular emphasis on women’s’ rights. Consequently, we report on stories from around the world in which women are not allowed to realize their full potential […]

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India-Backed Myanmar Dam Displaces Thousands

01/04/2013

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Anti-Tamanthi Dam Protest, Photo by International Rivers

Alex Hamasaki, Student Intern Last Modified: 02:02 DST, 1 April 2013 SAGAING, Myanmar – More than 2,000 people were displaced in Northern Myanmar, according to human rights groups, for the construction of India’s Tamanthi Dam. The Tamanthi Dam is financed by India’s National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) and local human rights groups are saying that […]

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India Enacts Tougher New Anti-Rape Laws

29/03/2013

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Indian Flag over the Bangalore Vidhana Soudha

Alex Hamasaki, Student Intern Last Modified: 18:25 p.m. DST, 29 March 2013 INDIA – In response to the 2012 Delhi rape gang case, the government in India set up a panel called the Justice Verma Committee headed by a retired judge to recommend legal reform and other ways to reduce sexual violence, reports BBC. A […]

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