WOMEN

Oxfam condemns sexual abuse of minors in shelter homes, demands justice

AMN / NEW DELHI Oxfam India has condemns the brutal and repeated sexual abuse of minors in shelter homes in various state of India. Indian Government must provide immediate medical assistance, counseling and ensure safety of minor girls rescued from these homes. In a statement it said women, children and elderly who seek shelter at … Continue reading Oxfam condemns sexual abuse of minors in shelter homes, demands justice

Govt slashes minimum annual deposit requirement under SSY

AMN / NEW DELHI Government has reduced the minimum annual deposit requirement for accounts under Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana to Rs. 250 from Rs. 1,000 earlier. The move will enable more people to take advantage of the girl child savings scheme. The government has amended the Sukanya Samriddhi Account Rules, 2016 for the purpose. The minimum … Continue reading Govt slashes minimum annual deposit requirement under SSY

Govt buys 5000 Rape kits for speedy probe

Our Correspondent / New Delhi The Union Home Ministry has purchased 5,000 rape investigation kits which would be given to police stations across the country for the speedy probe in sexual harassment cases. A rape kit—also known as a sexual assault kit (SAK), a sexual assault forensic evidence (SAFE) kit is a package of items … Continue reading Govt buys 5000 Rape kits for speedy probe

Is India most dangerous country for women?

WEB DESK It looks unbelievable, but if we go by a an international survey India has become the world’s most dangerous country for women followed by war-torn Afghanistan and Syria. It is due to women at the high risk of sexual violence there. This is revealed in Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of about 550 experts … Continue reading Is India most dangerous country for women?

Minister launches India’s first oxo-biodegradable sanitary napkin

AMN / Bangalore Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers Ananth Kumar today launched India’s first oxo-biodegradable sanitary napkin in Bengaluru on World Environment Day. Priced at just rupees 10 for a pack of four sanitary pads, these will be available in all the 3,600 Jan Aushadhi kendras across the country by the 10th of next … Continue reading Minister launches India’s first oxo-biodegradable sanitary napkin

Denmark bans Islamic full-face veil in public spaces

Denmark has banned Islamic full-face veil in public spaces. The Danish parliament today passed a law in this regard, becoming the latest European country to do so. As per the law, anyone who wears a cloth that hides the face in public will be punished with a fine. The law was passed with 75 votes … Continue reading Denmark bans Islamic full-face veil in public spaces

Hindu Widow can remarry in Pakistan

Photo- Virndavan Today AMN Pakistan’s Sindh province assembly has passed a landmark bill allowing Hindu widows to remarry. The bill was initially moved by Nand Kumar Goklani of the functional Pakistan Muslim League in the assembly. The Bill allows Hindu widows to remarry out of their own free will but only after a period of … Continue reading Hindu Widow can remarry in Pakistan

Ireland votes to end ban on abortion

AMN / DUBLIN A constitutional ban on terminating pregnancies was overturned with the support of two-thirds of voters in a referendum on Friday. Under a constitutional amendment adopted in 1983, abortion is allowed only when a woman’s life is at risk, but not in cases of rape or for other reasons. This has led many … Continue reading Ireland votes to end ban on abortion

Women are doing well in key areas: Defence Minister Sitharaman

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said that women were performing extremely good in several key areas and it was matter of satisfaction that their job was being acknowledged. She said that effort should be made on every frontier including the informal sector to ensure women’s participation. Addressing an event at … Continue reading Women are doing well in key areas: Defence Minister Sitharaman

Marital rape not an offence: Gujarat HC

By A Correspondent /Gandhinagar The Gujarat High Court today observed that non-consensual intercourse by a husband cannot be dubbed as rape. However, it also stated that subjecting his married partner to have oral or unnatural sex was akin to cruelty. The court made these observations in a case pertaining to a lady doctor’s complaint of … Continue reading Marital rape not an offence: Gujarat HC

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