Non-functional and ill-equipped: One stop centres yet to be effective

Karnataka only has 30 functional one stop centres so far for domestic violence victims to report complaints. Facilities in one stop centres for domestic violence victims continue to be limited despite guidelines provided by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. None of the centres are working in Karnataka, said Nandini, regional manager at Action […]

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Gender sensitization workshops – A formality for Indian companies

Despite a mandate under the Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal (POSH) Act, companies either fail to conduct regular workshops or address it lightly with no real impact. Asha Bansal was an integrated service company employee some years ago. She overheard her male colleagues discussing a client proposal. They said, having a woman with them should make […]

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Homemakers more prone to suicide say psychologists

Unhappy marriages, domestic violence are recorded as reasons for the suicide of homemakers in most cases.   Sakshi Iyer still remembers the day when she heard of her sister’s death. Her sister is one of many homemakers in Karnataka who decided to end their life due to marital problems. She said with teary eyes, “I […]

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Cases of heart diseases among Indian women are on the rise

Reports state that cardiovascular diseases account for 16.9 percent of all deaths among women.  Despite being one of the leading causes of death in women, the causes of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in women remain understudied, under-recognized, underdiagnosed. Hence, the reported cases of CVD in Indian women have increased significantly in the past few years. Dr. Sreekanth Shetty, […]

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Shelter Homes For Women Struggle To Stay Afloat

Shelters under the Swadhar Greh scheme are struggling to survive due to irregular government funding. Shelter homes struggle to pay rent and provide enough support to women seeking help due to a lack of consistent financial aid. Akshata, assistant manager of a SwadharGreh, Shree BharatiyaAdimaJatiSewa Sanga, said that no funding has come for two years. […]

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More women cyber bullied: report

Due to cyberbullying, women are affected in both a social and emotional way. The National Crime Bureau (NCRB) report 2020 states that the frequency of women facing cyber-bullying has risen from 27,248 cases in 2018 to 50,035 cases in the year 2020—an 83 percent rise.  These cases involve blackmailing, defamation, morphing, fake profiles, and transmitting or […]

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Pink Sarathi: no complaints in the last six months

The BMTC hotline was restored after the lockdown was lifted, but no one has filed any complaint say BMTC officials. The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), which inaugurated Pink Sarathi in 2019, has not received a single complaint about women’s difficulties since the service was restored in July 2021. According to the BMTC public grievance […]

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Karnataka women at risk of cervix cancer

Reduction in the rate of screening tests could lead to lack of early detection which doctors say is life-threatening. Karnataka has seen a sharp fall in the number of screening tests for the detection of cervix cancer. Experts said lack of awareness is the key cause. The National Family Health Survey (NFHS) published by the […]

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