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Violence against women hurts the econom

India is caught in a depressing cycle of lack of empowerment of women and low economic productivity in society There are obviously many reasons to be appalled and sickened by the continuing—and possibly even increasing—violence against women that plagues Indian society. It is true that this is not a new …

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Understanding the male principle

If sexual violence is to be addressed, men must get involved. They are part of the problem, they need to be part of the solution Today Bangalore, yesterday everywhere, tomorrow anywhere. Every few months, yet another incident of sexual harassment or assault somewhere across this vast country grabs the attention …

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Patriarchy doesn’t harm women alone

If men are engaged in the process of empowering women and towards a gender-equitable, violence-free world, it will benefit both At least five or six cases of various forms of violence against girls and women from different cities are being reported every day since reports of the New Year’s eve …

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Govt wasted historic opportunity

In August of this year, when the Supreme Court decided against the validity of instant triple talaq, the government was blessed with an historic opportunity: to define the parameters of a clear and effective law that would secure justice for the victims who had fought for it. However, upon reviewing …

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