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First case of infanticide against family registered in Rajasthan

There are just 13 girls in the village of Devra. A possible 14th could have been the victim of the widespread practice of female infanticide

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Planning Commission proposes financial aid for rape victims

A victim of rape could be given financial aid of up to Rs 3 lakh if a criminal injuries board is satisfied, prima facie, that a case exists

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Strong legislation but poor implementation continues to kill off girls

A law to curb the misuse of technology to determine the sex of the foetus, and thereby curb sex selective abortion, has now been in force for 14 years. So, why has India got the worst child sex ratio since Independence?

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Maharashtra to provide 50% reservation for women in state local bodies

Political parties in Maharashtra will have to nominate 130,734 women in local bodies during elections, now that the state cabinet has approved increasing the women’s quota from 33% to 50%

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Indian men most sexually violent, says survey of six developing nations

Twenty-four per cent of Indian men have committed sexual violence at some point in their lives, 20% forced their partners to have sex with them, and only 17% of Indian men could be considered ‘highly equitable’, reveals a survey of six developing countries

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SC lets off rapists after they agree to pay Rs 50,000 fine

Though rape is not a compoundable offence, the Supreme Court gave in to the plea that the offence occurred 15 years ago; the three convicts and the victim agreed to a fine of Rs 50,000 from each and termination of the 10-year sentence

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Killed, assaulted for resisting rape

A victim of attempted rape had her ear cut off while another died while jumping out of a moving train. Both were trying to escape their attackers

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Lack of sanitary protection causes 23% of girls to drop out of school

Seventy per cent of Indian women cannot afford sanitary napkins and 23% of Indian girls drop out of school because of menstruation-related problems, says a new study

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Study links female infanticide to domestic violence

An international study estimates that the deaths of 1.8 million female infants and children in India over the past 20 years are related to domestic violence against their mothers

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Bhopal college enacts 'saris-only' dress code for women teachers

The people’s participation committee of a Bhopal college has decreed that women teachers can’t wear clothes that make them look like students, and that female students will soon also be told what to wear

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