India Rape

Rape Culture? What Rape Culture?

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada
Supriya Dwivedi

Sexualized violence against women is one of the world's most common human rights offenses, and yet from New Delhi to Nova Scotia there is an alarming sentiment that persists: good girls do not get raped. Consequently, the flawed logic train seems to stop at the conclusion that if one is the victim of sexual assault, it is probably because the victim brought it on.

Sexual Violence Is Not Inherent in Men

Marko Sijan | Posted 05.25.2013 | Canada
Marko Sijan

One of the reasons behind why the media focused on the "ruined" lives of the Steubenville rapists and ignored the suffering of their victim is this: we think she asked for it and doesn't deserve our empathy. She should have known better than to get drunk and lose consciousness at a party full of boys who, being victims of their inherent need for sexual violence, can't be blamed for being male.

Violence Against Women Does Not Discriminate

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 03.21.2013 | Canada Impact
Shahla Khan Salter

Within the last year tragedies of violence against women and girls have made headlines. Violence against women exists in places not only where the laws oppress us but also where they are supposed to protect us. It exists in the richest communities of the world and the poorest.

5 Arrested Over Gang Rape Of Swiss Tourist

AP | NIRMALA GEORGE | Posted 05.17.2013 | Canada

NEW DELHI — Five men have been arrested and have confessed to raping a Swiss woman who was attacked in central India while on a cycling vacation wit...

Stopping Rape In India Starts With Ending Female Feticide, Dowry

Ujjal Dosanjh | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Ujjal Dosanjh

Let us stop killing women by feticide. Let us stop expecting, asking for, or accepting dowry. Let us stop killing brides who have not brought "enough" dowry. Let us stop telling women what to wear and when. Let us stop restricting the woman's right to freely move about. The woman is and must be free to move about and dress as she wishes.

Former B.C. Premier's Bold Tweet

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Former B.C. premier and MP Ujjal Dosanjh sent a bold tweet in light of publicity over a gang rape in India and others like it, saying that if men are ...

India Protests Reach Toronto

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - Dozens of protesters rallied outside the Indian consulate in Toronto to add their support to calls for better treatment of women following t...

India Rape Prompts Toronto Silent Protest

CBC | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Impact

About 60 people outraged at the violent gang rape and subsequent death of a young woman in New Delhi demonstrated in downtown Toronto to demand action...

Murder Charges Laid In India Gang-Rape Case

AP | Ashok Sharma | Posted 02.28.2013 | Canada

NEW DELHI -- Indian police charged six men with murder on Saturday, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped a woman on a New Delhi bus nea...