Ritwika Mitra

Rape survivors in India struggling with criminal justice system: Report

In India, Nepal, and Bangladesh, 60 per cent of the survivors interviewed reported facing pressure to settle or compromise the case.

21 Apr 2021

'Make Bengal safer for women': Survivors of sex trafficking release poll manifesto 

According to Save the Children's analysis of 2018 NCRB data, West Bengal reported the second-highest number of children being trafficked at 8205.

12 Apr 2021

Covid exposed lacunae in implementation of social welfare schemes: Report

The highest incidence of exclusion in schemes was due to the way they were processed, the analysis showed.

06 Apr 2021

A year of suffering: Homeless during lockdown, yet to find a roof over head

“My husband was a rickshaw-puller. After lockdown, we could not afford rent. The owner asked us to vacate the premises.

22 Mar 2021

Women pushed to the fringes of homelessness due to COVID-19 induced lockdown

While staying home was not an option for many, several people were pushed to homelessness as they were unable to afford housing during the pandemic. 

22 Mar 2021

'Dalit women continue to face atrocities for claiming their rights'

The major forms of violence against Dalit women included rape, gangrape, attempt to rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, murder (accompanied by rape, gangrape, or kidnapping), etc.

09 Mar 2021

Legal experts say new guidelines on digital media regulation 'undemocratic'

Medianama founder and digital rights activist Nikhil Pahwa said the new rules were undemocratic. On Thursday, the government had termed its new rules as ‘a soft-touch self-regulatory architecture’.

28 Feb 2021

Modi government tightens grip on social media content

The regulations require messaging platforms to enable the ‘traceability’ feature so that senders of mischievous messages could be identified.

26 Feb 2021

Women journalists who came out against Akbar hail ‘healing’ court order

Journalist Ghazala Wahab, who had recounted how Akbar sexually harassed her, said the judge understood the problems from a woman’s perspective.

18 Feb 2021

Oppression against us attracting international attention: Farmers

Union leader terms support from abroad ‘last nail on the coffin’ for the government.

05 Feb 2021

Local business and daily wage workers feel heat of agitation

The sites have been fortified with barricades, iron nails and concrete creating blockades on roads to nearby localities.

05 Feb 2021

Discipline, mantra of unions ahead of Saturday chakka jam

“As far as the chakka jam is concerned, we can guarantee it will be peaceful and a huge success.

05 Feb 2021

Barricades, internet suspension can’t dampen spirits, say farmers ahead of Saturday's 'chakka jam'

The police have erected concrete barricades, spread concertina wire and hammered long metal spikes at Singhu and other key protests sites at the borders.

03 Feb 2021

Space for expressions is shinking for artists: Activists on developments over Munawar Faruqui, 'Tandav'

Stand up comic Adel Rahman said while people attend comedy shows ‘to be able to laugh’ in the US, most people let their ego come in between at home.

29 Jan 2021

Delhi tractor parade: ‘Symbolic victory’ for many Red Fort marchers 

For another 65-year-old farmer, the rally was a reply to the ‘torture’ unleashed by the government on its farmers.

27 Jan 2021

Delhi tractor rally: Women agitators assert their presence in farmer parade

The presence of women protesters was somewhat limited at the Tikri border on Tuesday, but their resilience was palpable.

27 Jan 2021

COVID-19: Pandemic pain for workers of denotified tribes in terms of wages, safety

When it comes to having access to additional rations, people in over 20 per cent of the places did not receive them between July to September.

27 Dec 2020

'Harassed for rent in lockdown, yet migrant workers willing to return to cities'

Sixteen per cent of the respondents were harassed by home-owners for rent during the lockdown despite clear directives from the government directives not to do so. 

18 Dec 2020

Need more homeless shelters in Delhi on priority, say civil society organisation

Additional shelters should be provided for homeless population on a priority basis amid the winter seasons, said civil society organisations.

06 Dec 2020

COVID induced lockdown spelled worries for persons with disabilities, indicates study

The lockdown posed major challenges for the differently-abled in accessing medicines due to travel restrictions in their region.

04 Dec 2020

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