violence against women

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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Pakistan Parliament Passes Legislation Against “Honour Killings”

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, Oct 9 – Pakistan‘s parliament unanimously passed legislation against “honour killings” on Thursday, three months after the murder of an outspoken social media star. A joint session of the lower and upper houses of parliament, broadcast live on television, approved the new anti-honour killing law, removing a loophole in existing law

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Classical Indian Dance Helps Trafficking Victims to Heal, Study Shows

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, Feb 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Classical Indian dance could be an effective form of therapy for victims of human trafficking and sexual violence, helping them to overcome their traumatic experiences and gain confidence, a pilot study has shown. The six-month study of 50 female survivors in Kolkata and Mumbai found

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