News / Violence against Women – Access to Justice for Survivors of Sexual Violence

15 May 2017
10:32 AM

Amnesty India and Mumbai Division of Western Railway launch 5-year women’s safety campaign

Thousands of women commuters on local trains in Mumbai will soon receive information about how to report sexual violence and harassment, through a campaign run by Amnesty International India and the Mumbai Division of Western Railway.

11 January 2017
12:42 PM

आदिवासी महिलाओं के साथ यौन हिंसा के मामलों में स्वतंत्र जांच आवश्यक

भारत के राष्ट्रीय मानवाधिकार आयोग के इस निष्कर्ष पर पहुँचाने के बाद कि राज्य पुलिस कर्मियों द्वारा कम से कम १६ आदिवासी महिलाओं के साथ बलात्कार और

10 January 2017
19:31 PM

Independent investigation required into sexual violence against Adivasi women

Findings by India’s National Human Rights Commission that at least 16 Adivasi women were raped and assaulted by state police personnel

28 November 2016
15:48 PM

Inauguration: Public Campaign ‘Erase The Shame - Bindhaast Bol’

Inaugurating the 16 days of activism on the International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women.

15 June 2016
15:55 PM

Amnesty International India partners with Western Railways for women’s safety

Amnesty International India is collaborating with the Railway Protection Force, Western Railways in Mumbai to promote and ensure women passengers’ right to safety.

01 June 2016
11:00 AM

Kerala: 25,000 voices demand justice for raped and murdered Dalit student Jishamol

Kerala’s new government must ensure justice for the victim and her family by addressing allegations of police inaction​.

06 May 2016
17:22 PM

Kerala: Rape and murder of Dalit woman highlights persistence of caste, gender-based violence

The Kerala authorities must ensure an independent investigation into allegations of police inaction in a case involving the rape and brutal murder of a 30-year-old Dalit woman in Vattolippadi.

22 April 2016
21:41 PM

Karnataka: Allegations of arbitrary and abusive force against women protesters must be investigated

The police have arrested over 100 people, most of them men who are not garment workers.

08 March 2016
16:38 PM

Karnataka State Police and Amnesty International India host ‘Ready to Report’ forum on Women’s Day

This is the first of many dialogues for women to talk in safe spaces about their concerns about reporting sexual violence to the police,

25 January 2016
16:41 PM

Chhattisgarh must investigate police inaction in sexual assault case

Thirteen Adivasi women say they were raped and sexually assaulted by police and security force personnel during search operations in Nendra village, Bijapur, between 11 and 14 January.

17 September 2015
11:23 AM

Supreme Court recognizes risks to Baghpat Dalit family

Amnesty International India welcomes orders by the Supreme Court of India that recognize the vulnerability of a Dalit family from Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, who fled their village fearing caste-based discrimination and violence.

21 August 2015
13:02 PM

The Good, Bad and Ugly: This week in Human Rights

Following India's 69th annual Independence day, the weekly round up of human rights in the news.

25 July 2015
12:15 PM

Bengaluru City police and Amnesty India partner to enable safe reporting of sexual violence

The Bengaluru City Police and Amnesty International India today launched the ‘Bengaluru, get Ready to Report’ initiative to empower women in the city to report sexual violence with safety and dignity.

20 July 2015
14:51 PM

Are you ready to report sexual violence?

The campaign started in December 2014 aims to ensure that women who chose to report sexual violence can do it without facing prejudice and in a dignified manner.

13 July 2015
12:55 PM

Weekly human rights digest - July 13

Field notes from Kashmir on #JusticeDenied, FCRA submission, right of rape survivor to 'consent' and #RepealAFSPA in North East

03 July 2015
18:38 PM

Government must uphold rights of rape survivors

The Indian government must prohibit mediation as an alternative to criminal justice processes in all cases involving violence against women

06 March 2015
13:48 PM

Nagaland: Members of a mob who lynched an undertrial suspected of rape must be brought to justice

“This is a serious lapse in the criminal justice system,” said Shemeer Babu, Amnesty International India’s Programmes Director.

19 November 2014
15:55 PM

UN General Assembly must adopt a strong resolution to end VAW

UN Member States must adopt a strong resolution on ending violence against women and girls at this year’s General Assembly

19 July 2014
14:03 PM

Authorities and schools must ensure the prevention of sexual violence and abuse of children

“Authorities need to frame clear policies to prevent violence against children in schools”, said Tara Rao, Director of Human Rights Education at Amnesty International India.

17 July 2014
20:47 PM

Police must be held accountable in Bangalore sexual assault case

The tendency of police officials to downplay the seriousness of these crimes makes it less likely that women will file complaints.

30 May 2014
17:45 PM

Authorities must impartially investigate gang-rape and murder of Dalit girls

Authorities in Uttar Pradesh must ensure that the gang-rape and murder are impartially investigated, and those responsible swiftly brought to justice.

23 January 2014
14:56 PM

Birbhum gangrape must be investigated

Authorities must investigate the alleged gangrape of a 20 year-old adivasi woman in Birbhum, West Bengal, on 20 January 2013 and bring to justice those responsible.