India tourism down as women's fear of sexual violence is up

India tourism down as women's fear of sexual violence is up

WNN Breaking (WNN) New Delhi, INDIA, SOUTHERN ASIA: As media fallout hits the nation of India following the exponential rise in sexual assaults in India within the last year, including the gang rapes of women who are visiting the country as foreign tourists, the economics for India may be showing a downward spiral. “Foreign tourists […]

India reels after young photojournalist is gang-raped

India reels after young photojournalist is gang-raped

WNN Breaking (WNN) Mumbai, INDIA, SOUTH ASIA: As India puts a microscope on issues of violence against women, the nation is reeling after another sexual attack has resulted in the gang-rape of a 22-year-old journalist who’s name has not been released to the public on Thursday August 22. On assignment for a magazine to cover […]

INDIA: When the life of a girl baby isn’t even worth one day

INDIA: When the life of a girl baby isn’t even worth one day

Cameron Conaway – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Delhi, INDIA, SOUTH ASIA: Smothering or feeding them milk laced with crushed oleander are two traditional ways of murdering newborn baby girls. Now that some doctors are willing to report the crime, those still engaging in these acts are finding that their old methods leave too much of a […]

Domestic workers still viewed as ‘outcasts’ throughout India

Domestic workers still viewed as ‘outcasts’ throughout India

WNN Improve It (WNN/GOIM) Chennai, INDIA, SOUTHERN ASIA: Ignored, abused and without resources, domestic workers remain to be viewed as outcasts throughout India. JUNE 16, 2013 was ‘Father’s Day’ in India as lovely quotes on fatherhood spilled over from mainstream media to Facebook and Twitter. June 16 was also ‘International Domestic Workers’ Day’ but it […]

In the land of Kashmir Sufi saints, women find devotion & healing

In the land of Kashmir Sufi saints, women find devotion & healing

Aliya Bashir – WNN Religion & Belief WNN – Women News Network correspondent for Kashmir, Aliya Bashir, shares her exploration into the value of a ‘spiritual life’ through religious diversity that still exists today inside the culture of Kashmir’s capital city of Srinagar (WNN) Srinagar, Indian Administered Kashmir, South Asia: The fresh smell of Izband […]

Women in rural India now beginning to learn through use of computers

Women in rural India now beginning to learn through use of computers

Archita Bhatta for SciDev – WNN Learning! (WNN/SciDev) Solan, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA, SOUTH ASIA: Information and communications technology (ICT) is now an indispensible tool in empowering women, an international conference heard. Participants from 21 countries attending the three-day conference, held this month (1-3 June 2013) in Solan in Himachal Pradesh state, were satisfied by the […]

U.S. Americans can definitely learn from the slums of India

U.S. Americans can definitely learn from the slums of India

Cameron Conaway – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Mumbai, INDIA, SOUTH ASIA: The Dharavi slums of Mumbai, India were once regarded as the world’s largest ‘shanty-town’. Thanks to Danny Boyle’s wildly successful film Slumdog Millionaire it is certainly the most famous. What most people don’t know is that it is also far and away the world’s most […]

Rescuing victims of sex-trafficking as child pornography in India rises

Rescuing victims of sex-trafficking as child pornography in India rises

WNN Features (WNN) Calcutta, West Bengal, INDIA, SOUTH ASIA: “It is estimated that 200,000 Bangladeshi children have been trafficked for sexual exploitation through the borders of [India’s] West Bengal and Assam States,” says a report from ECPAT International, which is working today to end child prostitution, child pornography and trafficking of children for sexual purposes. […]

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