The federal legal definition of “domestic violence” differs from many state definitions, which may differ from the definition in a municipal ordinance. Some prosecutor’s offices may restrict the definition for their domestic violence team to limit the number of cases a team has to handle, or it may expand the definition to ensure advocacy services
The issue of Sexual Harassment at the work place is fraught with such complexities and intersections with cultural practices that make a linear, simple and straight -forward understanding of the same a tardy and tedious, if not impossible, affair to grapple with. One of the ways to simplify and to make it understandable in a
In rural India, Dalit women suffer multiple oppressions of gender, caste, class and rural deprivations. Dalit women feel the burns of the patriarchal suppression in the society.
To evaluate the problem of sexual harassment, it is essential to identify its vivid forms and understand the extent to which these exists in the society; though, the statistics and the available data may not reveal the true picture.
The incident of the gang rape in India and murder of the 23-year-old girl in a bus by six men in New Delhi on 16 December 2012 seemed to act as a trigger to release the pent-up anger and frustration of women in India who have suffered various forms of sexual assault and sexual harassment
I have known Shalini since our early childhood days when we were neighbours in Bangalore. We were complete contrasts: I was chirpy, talkative and notorious, and she was quiet and shy, almost withdrawn. She came from a traditional Hindu, upper-middle class Telugu-speaking family and lived with her parents and her elder brother. She had few
Child marriage of girls is a comparatively neglected social problem in India and is seldom given attention by policy makers, law interpreters, law enforcement machinery, and academicians. Recently, a few non-governmental organizations have started addressing the issue more seriously. Some efforts are being made by the National Commission for Women and the National Commission for