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We are building committed activists who take action to prevent human rights violations and abuses against survivors or victims of sexual violence.
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We make recommendations to ensure that policies and programmes are geared towards preventing, addressing and ending violence against women.
Collaborations
We collaborate with different initiatives and organisations to create conversations on the issue of under-reporting of sexual violence.

Civil Society Organisations for 16 Days of Activism, Pune

For the 16 Days of Activism campaign in Pune, #EraseTheShame, various organisations were partnered with to conduct a host of activities around sexual violence.

Independent investigation needed into alleged gang-rapes of Adivasi women by Madhya Pradesh police

The Madhya Pradesh government must ensure an independent and impartial investigation into the alleged gang-rape and sexual assault of four Adivasi women by police personnel in Dhar, Madhya Pradesh, in January, said Amnesty International India today. Allegations of looting by police must also be investigated.

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POLICY SUBMISSION TO WCD MINISTRY

In July, Amnesty International India made a submission to the Women & Child Development Ministri that calls for the new National Policy for Women to direct the revision, as well as the stronger enforcement, of laws related to violence against women. Key areas of concern include high rates of under-reporting of sexual violence, violence against women from disadvantaged groups, violence by security personnel, and discriminatory provisions in the law.

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THE POLICEMAN SAID….

As part of this collaboration, The Ladies Finger, an online women’s magazine invited women to share their stories of reporting sexual violence to the police. The series brought together voices of women from different walks of life, consistently highlighting the stigma and biases they face from authorities.

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TERRIBLY TINY TALES

As part of this collaboration, Terribly Tiny Tales invited contributors to create 140-character tales, to start a discussion about why or why women don't report many forms of sexual violence, especially to the police.

The result

Civil Society Organisations for 16 Days of Activism, Pune

01/01/1970

For the 16 Days of Activism campaign in Pune, #EraseTheShame, various organisations were partnered with to conduct a host of activities around sexual violence.

Independent investigation needed into alleged gang-rapes of Adivasi women by Madhya Pradesh police

28/03/2017

The Madhya Pradesh government must ensure an independent and impartial investigation into the alleged gang-rape and sexual assault of four Adivasi women by police personnel in Dhar, Madhya Pradesh, in January, said Amnesty International India today. Allegations of looting by police must also be investigated.

Full Press Release

Justice for Jisha Campaign

01/05/2016

Over 25,000 people supported a campaign calling for an independent investigation into police inaction related to the rape and brutal murder of Jishamol, a Dalit woman in Perumbavoor, Kerala. The petition was handed over to the incoming Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan.

PETITION

Investigate allegations of arbitrary and abusive force against women protesters in Bengaluru

22/04/2016

On 22 April 2016, Amnesty International India issued a statement calling for a prompt, impartial and independent investigation into allegations of arbitrary and abusive use of police force during protests by garment workers in Bengaluru on 18 and 19 April. Amnesty International India spoke to 18 women garment workers who all said they saw the police beating and abusing peaceful protesters.

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Authorities must ensure justice for abused Nepali domestic workers

19/11/2015

Amnesty International India called for Indian and Saudi Arabian authorities to work together to deliver justice and reparation for two Nepali women who were raped and assaulted repeatedly, allegedly by a Saudi Arabian diplomat and others. The women, who were employed as domestic workers, said they had been forcibly confined, starved and repeatedly raped and assaulted by the diplomat and others over months.

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Protect the Dalit sisters at risk of being raped and paraded naked

17/08/2015

Over 1 million people around the world signed our petition in August calling for the Uttar Pradesh Government to provide protection to 23-year-old Meenakshi Kumari and her family after they fled their village in Baghpat district. Her family said they had faced several human rights abuses by local police and dominant caste members in their village, including an order by a khap panchayat- an unelected all-male village body- that she and her 15-year-old sister be raped and paraded naked as ‘punishment’. In September, the Supreme Court ordered protection to the family

Full Press Release

POLICY SUBMISSION TO WCD MINISTRY

01/01/1970

In July, Amnesty International India made a submission to the Women & Child Development Ministri that calls for the new National Policy for Women to direct the revision, as well as the stronger enforcement, of laws related to violence against women. Key areas of concern include high rates of under-reporting of sexual violence, violence against women from disadvantaged groups, violence by security personnel, and discriminatory provisions in the law.

READ

THE POLICEMAN SAID….

01/01/1970

As part of this collaboration, The Ladies Finger, an online women’s magazine invited women to share their stories of reporting sexual violence to the police. The series brought together voices of women from different walks of life, consistently highlighting the stigma and biases they face from authorities.

Read more

TERRIBLY TINY TALES

01/01/1970

As part of this collaboration, Terribly Tiny Tales invited contributors to create 140-character tales, to start a discussion about why or why women don't report many forms of sexual violence, especially to the police.

The result