women’s safety

#IWillGoOut: The Womens March In Bangalore

#IWillGoOut: The Womens March In Bangalore

Hundreds of women and men came out to support the rights of women to ‘go out’ – they gathered and walked from Bengaluru City railway station to Freedom Park on Saturday, shouting out loud: #IWillGoOut. And, why wouldn’t we? I was part of the movement and proudly so.   This campaign kickstarted in the Indian(…)

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Bangalore Is World’s Most Dynamic City, Beats Silicon Valley!

Bangalore Is World’s Most Dynamic City, Beats Silicon Valley!

The JLL Index of cities around the world is here and guess which Indian city made it to the top of a global ranking of cities? Yes, it’s none other than the most diverse city of India – Bangalore, which has been ranked the world’s most dynamic city on the index – beating Silicon Valley to(…)

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#IWillGoOut: Women Plan Protest On January 21

#IWillGoOut: Women Plan Protest On January 21

Following the outrage after Bengaluru’s mass molestation, women’s groups across the country have united to carry out a nationwide protest march. This march will be conducted on January 21 and has been hastagged #IWillGoOut. The march is happening the same day as the Million Women March. Million Women March is a women’s protest in the(…)

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Odisha Girl Dies After Being Set Afire By Two Youths

Odisha Girl Dies After Being Set Afire By Two Youths

In spite of widespread outcry against perpetrators of sex crimes, some people simply can’t desist the monster inside them. In Kalahandi, Odisha, a minor girl succumbed to her injuries a week after being set afire by two youths who had earlier hurled vulgar abuses to her on the street. What was the crime of the(…)

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Mallika Dua’s Tongue In Cheek Video On Women’s Safety

Mallika Dua’s Tongue In Cheek Video On Women’s Safety

‘We are asking for it after marriage, before marriage, in buses, at concerts, clubs.’– Comedienne Mallika Dua used these words recently on an Instagram video to convey a serious message – How do Indians define women’s safety in the country? Famous for her viral ‘Makeup didi’ Instagram videos, Dua reached out to those absurd-minded who(…)

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Women’s Safety App Launched In Punjab In Pakistan

Women’s Safety App Launched In Punjab In Pakistan

An application to help women in Punjab in Pakistan aims at curbing violence and promoting women’s safety in the province which has one of the highest crime rates. The application titled PSCA has been launched by the Chief minister’s  Special Monitoring unit, Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) and the Punjab Commission on the Status of(…)

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All-women Commando Troupe Keeps Guwahati Roads Safe For Women

All-women Commando Troupe Keeps Guwahati Roads Safe For Women

They are fighters. Safe keepers. They build our strength and they have been around not too long ago. It has been four years since the Veeranganas were born but the motive is alive and kicking, in fact increasingly gathering momentum with each passing day. Meet 26-year-old Bobby Baishya and her friends who started off India’s only all-women(…)

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DCW Staff Denied Salary, Helpline May Be Shut

DCW Staff Denied Salary, Helpline May Be Shut

The Delhi Commission for Women has said that its women’s helpline and rape crisis cell might have to shut down because the newly-appointed Member Secretary to the commission is not paying salary to its workers. The Member Secretary was appointed by the lieutenant governor without consulting the DCW chief. “Diwali is a festival of lights and(…)

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$1Million Prize For Women’s Safety Tech

$1Million Prize For Women’s Safety Tech

XPrize, a non-profit which creates global competitions to incentivise innovation on the world’s most pressing problems, launched two new prizes in India: one for access to fresh water, and the other for women’s safety. The $1 million women’s safety prize will be awarded to participants who create a service or technology that will enable women(…)

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Bumble: The Dating App Where Women Take The Lead

Bumble: The Dating App Where Women Take The Lead

Dating app Bumble has been in the news because it has recently banned users from uploading mirror selfies and other inappropriate pictures. But that’s not the only reason why the app is unique: Among a sea of dating apps, Bumble is the only one that requires women to initiate a conversation. Once a woman matches(…)

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