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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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Jyoti to Jisha: No justice for India’s daughters

rape3I know, you’ve read enough already! You probably shook your head when you saw the headline. Another rape? God, what is this country coming to? Why don’t they do something about it? The shock turns into anger and then the anger fades into resignation.

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28.05.2016 | 13:37

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Atrocities on women in India: ‘It’s not just a gender problem.’

Indian students of Saint Joseph Degree college participate in an anti-rape protest in Hyderabad on September 13, 2013. (© Getty Images/N. Seelam)

Indian students of Saint Joseph Degree college participate in an anti-rape protest in Hyderabad on September 13, 2013. (© Getty Images/N. Seelam)

In the backdrop of the numerous reported cases of rapes, gang rapes and widely visible discrimination against women in India, the German author, artist and social worker Dr. Katharina Poggendorf-Kakar spoke about the India-specific form of such violent acts. Dr. Poggendorf has lived in India since 2003 and travelled extensively through India to understand the basis of such atrocities on women.

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14.07.2015 | 10:28

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To be or not to be India’s Daughter?

 

First anniversary of the Delhi gang rape, in New Delhi December 16, 2013 (Copyright: Reuters)

First anniversary of the Delhi gang rape, in New Delhi December 16, 2013 (Copyright: Reuters)

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, NDTV, India’s largest English news channel, was due to broadcast British filmmaker Leslee Udwin’s documentary India’s Daughter. The film is based on the brutal murder and gangrape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student, Jyoti Singh also known as Nirbhaya which means ‘The Fearless One’.

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08.03.2015 | 13:26

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Freedom from violence and fear

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The presence of young women in the movement for a violence-free society for women has infused new energy and vigour.

After the brutal gang rape of a young woman in December 2012 in the national capital, following which she succumbed to her injuries, there was a great upsurge of people protesting on the streets.

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27.08.2014 | 12:02

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