Crimes against women: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Measures taken by the Government to prevent crime against Women

The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G.Kishan Reddy in a written reply to Lok Sabha on Tuesday, 10th December 2019 informed that women safety is a high priority for the Government and has implemented several schemes and initiatives which are- (1) The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2013 enacted for effective deterrence against sexual ..

Marriage not ‘good enough’ to quash rape FIR, says Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court in a significant verdict that will have large implications on a large number of rape cases in India, said that marriage is not a “good enough” reason to quash an FIR for rape if both the offender and the victim decided to settle their dispute or got married.  The High Court ..

Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Both the houses of parliament have approved the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bill amends the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 seeks to protect children from offences such as sexual assault, sexual harassment, and pornography. Features of the Bill Penetrative Sexual Assault The 2012 act provided punishment of imprisonment ..

Human Trafficking in Bangalore

The city of Bengaluru has a large population. This creates a demand for human capital. While most demand for human capital is satisfied by the incoming migrant population, few people of scrupulous dealings aim to lure the weak and vulnerable into the city. What happens? The city of Bengaluru has become a major receiver station ..

2018 International Day for Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

The International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict is observed every year on June 19 to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world and to pay tribute to all those who have courageously devoted ..

MP assembly passes a Bill awarding death to those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 and below

The Madhya Pradesh Assembly has unanimously passed a Bill awarding death to those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 and below on December 4, 2017. With this, Madhya Pradesh has become the India’s first State where those convicted of such rapes will face the gallows. The Capital punishment would be awarded to convicts under ..

2017 International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW)

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW) is observed every year on November 25 is to raise public awareness on issues of violence against women and girls, including how men and boys can play a more active role in eliminating this violence. The theme of the campaign for 2017 is “Leave ..

Cabinet approves Law ensuring rigorous punishment for sexual assault

The Union Cabinet approved the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2012, in Parliament to expand the reach of the legal offence of sexual assault to ensure more rigorous punishments for sexual offences including rape. What are the key amendments in the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2012? The Bill replaces the word ‘rape’ with the phrase ‘sexual ..