January 9, 2018

India Rules Sex With a Child Bride Is Always Rape in a Massive Win for Girls’ Rights – Global Citizen

India’s top court has ruled that sex with a child is always rape, quashing a clause that allowed […]
January 7, 2018

In south India, a 20-year-old survivor of honor killing turns crusader – Reuters

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Kausalya and her husband of eight months were shown no mercy when […]
May 23, 2016

Men Come Out Against Khatna

21 men have come out against the practice of khatna, or female circumcision, within the Dawoodi Bohra community […]
May 9, 2016

Clan Councils Perpetuate Abuses of Women’s Rights in India

While there is pressure to change the abuses of women’s rights and the patriarchal structure in India, in villages […]
April 25, 2016

Tent Dealers in India Protest Child Marriage

In a sign of protest against child marriage, 47,000 tent dealers in India have refused to sell their […]
January 12, 2016

Fight to End FGM in India

A group of women in India who were subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) in their youth are […]
October 27, 2015

Child Marriage in Australia

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has investigated 20 cases of forced marriage in the past 9 months, many […]
January 31, 2015

Forced Marriage Survivor Pens Letter to Mother

One survivor of forced marriage, who was ultimately able to escape from India back to London, writes a […]
December 18, 2013

In India, a 15-year-old girl was able to escape a forced marriage.

In India, a 15-year-old girl was able to escape a forced marriage. Read more here.
November 27, 2013

In one of India’s most highly awaited verdicts, the parents of a 14-year-old girl have been found guilty of killing their daughter and their domestic helper in an “honor” killing.

In one of India’s most highly awaited verdicts, the parents of Aarushi Talwar, a 14-year-old schoolgirl, have been found […]
October 12, 2013

In India, some girls are saying “No” to forced marriage and “Yes” to continuing their education.

In India, some girls are saying “No” to forced marriage and “Yes” to continuing their education. Read more […]
November 20, 2012

The marriage of a young Indian couple has been declared “absolutely null and void” by a court because the groom was forced to wed.

The marriage of a young Indian couple has been declared “absolutely null and void” by a court because […]
June 14, 2011

Dangers to women in South Asia

From forced marriages in Afghanistan and “honor killings” in Pakistan to feticide in India and trafficking in Nepal, […]
May 11, 2011

In India, “Honor killers” may face death

India’s top court recommended the death penalty for perpetrators of “honor killings,” calling the practice barbaric and feudal […]
March 9, 2011

Muslim women ‘should not travel more than 48 miles from home without male chaperone’

Muslim women have been banned from traveling more than 48 miles from their homes without being chaperoned by […]
December 22, 2010

Man murders mother in India courtroom ‘honour killing’

A man shot dead his mother in a courtroom in Pakistan’s Punjab province in what is being described […]
September 12, 2010

Muslim women break taboo, offer Eid prayers

Fighting against convention, 1,000 Muslim women congregated at Hyderpur in Malda (India) to offer Eid namaz on Saturday […]
March 27, 2009

India: Rape Victim Converts to Islam to Marry Accused

An Indian rape victim has told a city court that she wants to marry her violator in order […]
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