Tag: Abuse

Forum addresses sexual abuse at office

GURGAON: The opening note of a sexual harassment workshop claimed that ‘sexual harassment incidents are rampant across most workplaces in India’. The workshop, held on Friday, addressed how to best ‘prevent, prohibit and redress’ cases of sexual harassment at the workplace and saw around 50 corporate firms participating. Read More

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Report abuse, now

The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (PWDVA) provides various remedies for women who are subjected to physical, emotional, sexual or economic violence. The legislation provides for support to victims of domestic violence by providing for shelter homes, medical help, legal assistance and Keerthi, who earned more than...

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Rights: Access to medicines resolution adopted

New Delhi, 15 Jul (K. M. Gopakumar) — The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution on access to medicines despite opposition from the United States and the European Union. This was at the 23rd session of the Council held in Geneva on 27 May-14 June 2013. The...

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Glivec ruling: Putting patients before profits

Supreme Court’s verdict on Glivec benefits not just millions in India, but across the developing world Anand Grover Novartis’s assertions that the ruling will affect investment or future innovations have been belied time and again, including at the World Health Organization, which has found that intellectual property does not result...

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When consent is key

22 February 2013, New Delhi, Tripti Tandon Non-consensual acts in a commercial context amount to rape: no second opinion about it! ‘When I say I didn’t consent to sex, they say you can’t be raped. But when I say I consented, they say you are being raped.’ This is the...

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