06/27/2012 | Takhelchangbam Ambravati
A new government scheme that has been recently rolled out in Manipur offers rape victims a chance to apply for financial compensation. However, Ambra fears that while the scheme will help women financially it won’t help to bring them justice and that rapists will walk free.
03/14/2012 | Takhelchangbam Ambravati
Ambra’s support group is helping a young girl who became the victim of ‘mob justice’ after a Manipur policeman’s suicide put her in the firing line.
12/22/2011 | Stella Paul
Meet Bhan Sahu our new blogger from Chhattisgarh, India where the government is facing an armed uprising by Maoist guerrillas. Bhan works with people from marginalised communities – mostly women.
11/25/2011 | Deepa Jainani
Sampat Pal has become an unlikely heroine to tens of thousands of poor women across India as the leader of the Gulabi Gang (“gulabi”, meaning pink in Hindi, refers to the colour of their saris).
09/26/2011 | Takhelchangbam Ambravati
The rise in popularity of mobile phones in Manipur has opened up new avenues of gender discrimination and violence against women.
05/31/2011 | Takhelchangbam Ambravati
Last week women’s groups in Manipur staged protests to demand an investigation into the high number of suicides by women and murders of women. According to crime figures highlighted by the NGO I work for, there were five suicides in the first three months of 2011 alone.
12/21/2006 | Shehar Bano Khan
Sexual exploitation of girls is well documented but boys are often overlooked. In Pakistan, child rights workers fear rural poverty is pushing greater numbers of boys into selling their bodies.
10/02/2006 | Sisay Abebe
Belaynesh Adugna was 12 years old when she fled her husband's home to fight with guerillas in the northern province of Tigray. Now she has to adapt to civilian life.
07/14/2005 | Winnie Onyimbo
In Kenya's capital Nairobi, campaigners and police are advertising notorious danger spots on billboards. Will highlighting these 'rape red zones' make women safer or is there more to it?
12/16/2004 | Panos London
Children have paid a heavy price in the conflict in northern Uganda. For some young women who have now escaped, this means returning home with babies fathered by the rebels.