Some of modern medicine’s most important drugs are losing their potency. Antibiotics are failing as disease-causing bacteria become resistant. It’s happening all over, but India may play an especially big role in fueling the problem.
India has a growing problem with trafficking of young women. Oftentimes, though, these women aren't sold into prostitution, per se, but rather into forced marriages. It's a problem exacerbated by a culture that has allowed female fetuses to be aborted, leading to many more men than women.
A group of Delhi women have decided the best way to make sure women are safe is to create a special cab service just for them. Women drive the cabs and only pick up women passengers. And the service has seen great success.
The deadly rape in India late last year has increased awareness among immigrants in the United States about the dangers of domestic and sexual violence, activists say. But especially with immigrants, there are a number of barriers for women who choose to speak out.
Charges have been filed against five men in the case of a horrific rape and murder of a young woman in Delhi, India. The case has awakened a national conversation about women's rights and roles in Indian society, but it remains to be seen if protests and outrage will turn into lasting change.
Four men in India were sentenced to death on Friday for the brutal rape and murder of a young woman in New Delhi back in December. The incident forced many in India to do some soul searching about the ongoing violence toward women. Pranaadhika Sinha Devburman is founder of One Million Against Abuse Campaign and a survivor of rape.
The cricket world woke up to shocking news Thursday. One of cricket's biggest stars, Sachin Tendulkar of India, announced he's retiring from the sport. For cricket, it's like LeBron James calling it quits.
India's been wrestling with a gender violence problem for years, but it came to the world's attention late last year when a woman was brutally gang-raped and murdered. But there are groups in India trying to help women empower themselves and break the cycle of violence.
The gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi a year ago exposed a culture of sexual assault in India. Now a new case is gripping India, involving an alleged sexual assault by the editor of a magazine that has doggedly covered violence against women.
Just a decade ago, the idea of a Pride parade in India would have been unthinkable. But this weekend, the sixth annual LGBT Pride parade was held in New Delhi — and hundreds turned out. It's a sign that the LGBT community is gaining some acceptance in broader Indian culture.