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With new DNA labs, India tackles backlog of sexual assault cases

Indian women protest against the rape of the eight year old in Mandsaur, Madhaya Pradesh, in New Delhi on June 30, 2018.

Less than half of the more than 25,000 cases that go to labs each year are processed, while 20 percent of lab reports do not hold up in court due to contaminated evidence

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24.08.2018 | 14:50

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The female bouncer from New Delhi

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Mehrunnisha Shaukat Ali is a woman, a Muslim and a bouncer in a nightclub in New Delhi. She faces many challenges, mainly from men.

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13.02.2018 | 10:33

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Why many Indians prefer sons over daughters

Despite numerous campaigns and popular slogans over the years, the fondness for sons remains strong among Indian parents. Many of them continue to see boys as an investment and girls a liability.

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03.02.2018 | 9:09

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“Money in your bank gives you more power than money on your feet”

Columnist and author of bestseller “The Diary Of A Lutyens Princess” Bindu Dalmia spoke to WTO reporter Roma Rajpal Weiss about financial literacy and its contribution to women’s empowerment.

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28.03.2017 | 16:08

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Where to, Miss? The story of a female taxi driver in New Delhi

The 22-year-old Devki had a dream: She wanted to be a taxi driver in Delhi, a city marred by violent crime against women and touted as the “rape capital of the world.” Film director Manuela Bastian accompanied this journey and spoke to WTO blogger Roma Rajpal Weiss.

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08.03.2017 | 18:46

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Women in the News

Kesha

Is it easy for a woman to talk about sexual assault that she experienced? No! It is not! Mentally it takes a lot of strength and courage to go through it again, even once. That is why some women do not file a case and keep silent. In some cases even the court of justice, not only society, rejects her “plea”. For example: Kesha’s case. Read more here!

 

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26.02.2016 | 15:12

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Women in the News

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A woman was one of the culprit of the San Bernardino shooting, which caused the death of 14 people on Wednesday December 2. What moves a woman to commit mass murder? Another question that popped up in the news this week: should a teenage rapist get a second chance? Read on!

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22.12.2015 | 12:13

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