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Will the Death Penalty Protect India’s Daughters From Rape?
April 24, 2018

Will the Death Penalty Protect India’s Daughters From Rape?

By Priyanka Borpujari
Will more draconian punishment for rapists improve outcomes for Indian girls?

India Learns That the Smallest Coffins Are Often the Heaviest
April 17, 2018

India Learns That the Smallest Coffins Are Often the Heaviest

By Priyanka Borpujari
What will it take for India to finally see its girls and women as human beings?
Misunderstanding Consent: When Indian Courts Interpret a Woman’s 'No' as a 'Yes'
October 13, 2017

Misunderstanding Consent: When Indian Courts Interpret a Woman’s 'No' as a 'Yes'

By Priyanka Borpujari
Even in India's courts, blaming the victim continues to take precedence over a woman’s consent.

Nearly 5 Years on: Lessons From India's Infamous 'Nirbhaya' Gang Rape Case
May 16, 2017

Nearly 5 Years on: Lessons From India's Infamous 'Nirbhaya' Gang Rape Case

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
Nearly five years after a brutal gang rape shook India, how has the Indian justice system dealt with rape?

Indian Lawmakers Take Key Steps Toward Recognizing the Importance of Consent
February 28, 2017

Indian Lawmakers Take Key Steps Toward Recognizing the Importance of Consent

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
Two recent developments in India suggest slow but sure change in how gender-based violence is viewed in the country.

‘India’s Daughter’ Stirs Controversy
March 06, 2015

‘India’s Daughter’ Stirs Controversy

By Sanjay Kumar
India has opted to ban a BBC produced documentary that covers a 2012 gang rape in Delhi. The film has caused a furor among conservatives and women’s rights advocates.

Interview: Ruchira Gupta
August 21, 2014

Interview: Ruchira Gupta

By Anuradha Sharma
Emmy-winning filmmaker and activist Ruchira Gupta on the fight against trafficking and rape in India.
Tarun Tejpal: Disgraced Indian Editor Charged with Rape
February 18, 2014

Tarun Tejpal: Disgraced Indian Editor Charged with Rape

By J.T. Quigley
After months of apologies and outright denials, the former Tehelka magazine editor faces prison.

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