Drought Causing India Farmers to Sell Wives

Faced with starvation and complete financial ruin, farmers in the drought-ridden region of Bundelkhand are being forced to sell what is often times their only remaining "possession": their wives.  The area of central India straddling…

South African Indian Muslim women come out in…

Johannesburg, Sep 7 (PTI) Hundreds of Indian Muslim women here have come out in support of Muslim women's right to wear 'Hijab,' a traditional headgear, worldwide. Over 500 women visitors pledged their support for an…

Rape detection kits in Delhi hospitals

The Delhi High Court directed the Central and Delhi Government to have rape detection medical kits in all hospitals to ensure a proper check-up of victims of incest. After High Court directions which said there…

Delhi slum women hail a taxi to equality

NEW DELHI — A battered housewife, a Muslim widow and an illiterate mother of four are among a group of Indian women looking to carve out a living by breaking into the male preserve of…

In Kashmir too, rape used as war weapon

The attack on the fairer sex especially the rape has always been used as a war weapon in the conflict areas and Indian administered Kashmir has not remain immune from such an atrocious practice. Hundreds…

Andhra unsafe for women?

According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Andhra Pradesh has one of the country’s highest rates of crimes against women. While the state has been in the news for a series of acid attacks…

India biggest market for trafficked Nepali women

Kathmandu, June 17 (IANS) Despite efforts by the Nepal government and rights organisations to prevent human trafficking, India still remains the biggest foreign destination for victims, with an estimated 10,000-15,000 Nepali women and girls being…