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Historic UN declaration adopted to combat violence against women

March 17, 2013

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 Source Muslim and Western nations overcame deep divisions to agree on a landmark United Nations code to combat violence against women and girls. Iran, Libya, Sudan and other Muslim nations ended threats to block the declaration and agreed to language stating that violence against women could not be justified by “any custom, tradition or religious […]

HC raps headmistress for issuing transfer certificate to rape victim

July 19, 2012

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BANGALORE: Justice Ram Mohan Reddy on Wednesday disposed of a petition filed by a woman and her 13-year-old daughter, a victim of rape, after the headmistress of an Urdu high school in the city, and education department officials informed the court that she could continue her studies in the school. The judge took the authorities […]

Village vows to let girls live

July 19, 2012

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BIBIPUR VILLAGE (HARYANA): Two years ago, when a dynamic young man in his 20s called Sunil Jaglan took over as sarpanch of Bibipur village in Haryana, he was struck by the disproportionate number of bachelors in his village. A survey showed 47 unmarried men well above marriageable age. The reason? Bibipur, like the rest of […]

Brain behind first women-driven khap panchayat

July 14, 2012

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July 14 is set to become a milestone in Haryana’s history, with Bibipur village hosting the first women-driven khap panchayat. JIND: July 14 is set to become a milestone in Haryana’s history, with Bibipur village hosting the first women-driven khap panchayat. And this could well be credited to Ritu Jaglan, who has been arming village […]