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Lesson From Steubenville Trial: How Jock Culture Morphs Into Rape Culture

In Steubenville, Ohio, in a trial featuring all sorts of  cringe- inducing , jaw dropping testimony about everyday teenage behavior, perhaps the most galling aspect was that 17-year-old Trent Mays and 16-year-old Ma’lik Richmond, two… Continue reading

“India: World’s most sexually abused children”

“Why this 13-year-old’s parents want her married despite India’s laws?”

Seven girls went missing. Last fall, Sudha Varghese sent 100 students from Prerna II, her residential school for girls here in the northeast state of Bihar, home to celebrate the Hindu festival of… Continue reading

India gang rape prompts tough new laws on sexual assault

India dramatically tightened its laws on sexual assault and trafficking on Sunday, with a far-reaching package of measures rushed through to satisfy public opinion in the wake of the horrific gang rape and murder… Continue reading

ACHR highlights 630 cases of child sexual abuse in Mizoram between 2003-2009.

The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) while releasing its report titled “State of Juvenile Justice in Mizoram” today stated that there is an alarming increase in child abuse as well as juvenile… Continue reading

‘Is banning co-educational institutions and putting girls in overcoats the solution?’ by Kiran Manral

As I write this, the newspapers tell me that the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has demanded that co-education be abolished in India to prevent rapes from happening. In their list of 11 suggestions made to… Continue reading

‘Being okay with child sexual abuse’ by Vidyut

It is no coincidence that the ordinance the government pulled out of its hat did not include child marriage. Child marriage is still quite prevalent in India, and it would make orthodox patriarchs… Continue reading

‘Why are our children not safe at school?’ by Kiran Manral

Most parents choose to play down an incident of sexual abuse even if it does come to their notice, fearing that their child would be impacted negatively from the reactions of those around… Continue reading

“Empathy” by Arpan.

Empathy is the ability to see the world as another person, to share and understand another person’s feelings, needs, concerns and/or emotional state. Often we use the phrase “to put yourself in the… Continue reading

Child Sexual Abuse: Break the Silence.

Who can forget the powerful episode on Child Sexual Abuse in Satyamev Jaate last year by Aamir Khan? Here is the video if you have nt watched it. – http://www.satyamevjayate.in/issue02/