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Indian Rape Survivor Comic Superhero Takes on Acid Attacks

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, Oct 13  – Two years after unveiling a comic about a rape survivor-turned-superhero who takes on her abusers, filmmaker Ram Devineni is using a sequel to highlight the acid attacks that maim and scar hundreds of women in India every year. “Priya’s Shakti” was the first Indian comic book of its

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Indian Female Taxi Driver Documentary Hopes to Inspire, Embolden Women

By Umberto Bacchi LONDON, Oct 10  – When Selvi was 14, she was married off to an abusive husband who forced her into prostitution. Over a decade later, her escape and journey to becoming one of India’s first female taxi drivers are the subject of a documentary film, “Driving With Selvi”, that aims to inspire

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India’s Muslim Women say Justification for Triple Talaq, Polygamy is Medieval

By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, Sept 7 – Muslim women fighting to ban “triple talaq” divorce and polygamy from family civil law in India’s top court condemned on Tuesday justifications given by Islamic clerics as “medieval” and “reeking of sexism”. India’s Supreme Court is currently hearing a petition filed by women’s rights activists who want

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