Women in Transit
Women in Transit
High percentage of violence against women in India: UN global report
THE STATESMAN / www.thestatesman.net
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Last Updated: 13 Sep 16:00 PM IST
The 164-page detailed report has exposed several loopholes in the legal frameworks of the nations and the society at large. “There are 127 countries which do not explicitly criminalise rape within marriage. 61 nations severely restrict women’s rights to abortion. 53 per cent of women work in vulnerable employment.”
“Across 57 countries, crime surveys show that on average 10 per cent of women say they have experienced sexual assault, but of these, only 11% reported it.”
Crime against women on rise in city: NCRB
TNNMar 8, 2011, 02.52am IST
JAIPUR: Has Jaipur’s reputation as India’s one of the safest cities for women taken a beating with the molestation of a girl in Pratap Nagar police station by cops, including its station house officer?
In terms of rape cases, Jaipur figures in the list of top five metros. As many as 67 rape cases were reported in the city in 2009. In 2010, the numbers rose to 78.
Rising crime against women in Delhi? No way, says Joint Commissioner of Police
Friday, February 11, 2011 (17:17:42)
“I did a search and found that the rape figure per one lakh population in Delhi was lower than most other well developed cities in the world like New York,” he added.
The women helpline, 1091, Goel further said, was a big hit.
The Anti-Obscenity Cell which was started in 2009 has received more than 10,000 complaints till now,” he said.
“The Anti-Stalking Cell which was started last year has received 40 complaints until now
These and many such news haunt the pages of the Newspapers, News channels and online News portal everyday. Even in this era when we think that we left the Sati and the Pardah far behind , there are incidences which question the very essence of civil society and its boasting about gender equality.
The project “Women in Transit” is a series of blueprints (cyanotypes) of women commuting their way through the labyrinth of the “civil” society everyday.