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01 August 2014
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PREVENTING RAPE
Are we just blind persons feeling an elephant?

Limited, quick-fix solutions that do not address the underlying causes of the deep-rooted problem of rape have clearly not worked in the country, writes Ammu Joseph in the first of a two-part article examining the many layers of the issue.

Ammu Joseph Justice Gender Violence Society Women

TACKLING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
A law to help women, but who is enforcing it?
Passed in 2005, the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act could have been an effective tool to ensure redress for victims of domestic abuse. But an understaffed implementation body has made it yet another selective and often toothless piece of legislation, finds Puja Awasthi.
Gender Violence Women

SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORKPLACE
Digging deeper into the law
The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 aims to create safer workplaces for women in particular. However, as Anagha Sarpotdar points out, without deeper discussion and interpretation of its provisions, prevention of abuse at workplaces may remain a pipe dream.
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