UN experts call for sensitive and timely response to online gender-based abuse

UN experts call for sensitive and timely response to online gender-based abuse: “Online gender-based abuse and violence are undeniably a scourge, and governments and companies should be taking action against it”, David Kaye, the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of freedom of expression, said in a news releases that coincides with worldwide commemoration of International…

Online access, confidence and more: How ‘internet saathis’ are digitally empowering women in rural India

Online access, confidence and more: How ‘internet saathis’ are digitally empowering women in rural India: For 39-year-old Asha Kamble, a resident of Supane village in Satara, stepping out of home on her own was unthinkable before the untimely death of her husband. Now, she travels to villages across the district with a smartphone and Tab,…

Amnesty blasts India on rights record

Amnesty blasts India on rights record: The Amnesty International’s annual report for 2016-17, which was released last week, has drawn attention to the widespread human rights violations in India. These abuses have taken place in many parts of the country and in most fields of life where citizens have enjoyed a constitutional guarantee of basic…