One Year After Delhi Bus Rape, India Struggles to Advance Women

Monday marked one year since the horrific rape and murder of the 23-year-old physiotherapy intern in New Delhi, India. The tragedy catapulted the topic of rape into everyday Indian life and shed undeniable light on the other ways Indian society oppresses women. For the first time India, its government and its society… » 12/18/13 11:50am 12/18/13 11:50am

Wife of Convicted India Rapist Faces a Devastating Life Alone

24-year-old Punita Devi's husband is one of four men convicted of raping and killing a young physiotherapy student on a New Delhi bus last December. Now that her husband is sentenced to death, she's sentenced to a life of poverty and rejection: not because he's a rapist, but because she's a woman without a husband. » 9/25/13 10:25am 9/25/13 10:25am

Four Men Given Death Sentences for New Delhi Gang Rape and Murder

Today, four men convicted of brutally gang raping and murdering a young New Delhi woman were sentenced to death by hanging. The decision was met by cheers from the crowd gathered outside the courthouse. » 9/13/13 10:00am 9/13/13 10:00am

Where Are India's 60 Million Missing Girls? The Tragic, Obvious Answer

Sunny Hundal, the author of e-book India Dishonored: Behind a Nation's War On Women, has written a fascinating piece for Al Jazeera that some readers might consider an exposé on India's shocking amount of missing women — but in actuality, it's just an amassing of public census data and facts that have been reported on… » 8/10/13 5:00pm 8/10/13 5:00pm

More Outrage in India: Rape of a Five-Year-Old Girl Incites Protests

Protesters in India have once again taken to the streets to express their outrage at the way law enforcements officials have reportedly mishandled a case of sexual assault, this time against a five-year-old girl who remains in stable condition at a hospital after a 22-year-old man was arrested under the suspicion that… » 4/21/13 2:00pm 4/21/13 2:00pm

New Delhi Police Blast Growing Anti-Rape Protests With Tear Gas

A number of protests sprang up in front of New Delhi police headquarters, Parliament and a major university after a 23-year-old woman in India was gang-raped and beaten nearly to death with a metal rod on a bus that passed through a number of police checkpoints. As if that wasn't bad enough, two more girls—ages 10 and… » 12/23/12 12:30pm 12/23/12 12:30pm