Sexual Violence: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Violence against Women: WHO Findings

A comprehensive study by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on violence against women makes the following observations: About 1 in 3 (35%) women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. Around 38% of murders of women are committed by a male intimate partner. In countries ..

Denis Mukwege named as winner of 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Dr. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. Dr. Mukwege, a gynecologist in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is the helper who has devoted his life to defending victims of ..

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 ..

Sexual harassment at workplace: Developments post Vishaka Judgement

Sexual harassment at the workplace has always been one of the central issues of the women’s movement in India since a long time. In the earlier times, women experiencing sexual harassment at workplace had to file a complaint under Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code that dealt with the charges of criminal assault of ..

Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones

From time immemorial, sexual violence has been considered as an inevitable part of a conflict zone or a war torn area. Earlier, there were no laws to regulate situations in war zones but now we have some international Conventions dealing with this issue. But the shocking fact is that till date the problem of sexual ..