Gender Based Violence
Violence against women and girls in India is widespread. Despite some progressive legislative measures in recent years, brought about due to pressure from women’s rights movements, the media and public campaigns, many women continue to experience discrimination and violence in their everyday lives.
Gender-based violence takes place in both public and private spheres. It is often under-reported as a result of systemic and social barriers, and formal mechanisms to address it remain ineffective.
Women from Dalit, Adivasi and other marginalised communities are disproportionately affected by sexual violence. Their marginalisation also narrows their avenues to access justice.
Transgender Rights are Human Rights
Last August, the central government introduced a highly flawed bill on transgender rights in the Parliament. Therefore, the bill was referred to a Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC), which invited suggestions from the public and civil society organisations. Amnesty International India made a detailed submission to the PSC on the Bill on 28 December 2016. On 12 August, Amnesty International India launched a missed call petition to rally support for amendments to be made to the 2016 Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill.
Ready to Report
According to government data, for every one woman who faces sexual violence and reports it to the police, there are 99 that do not. Ready to Report is a campaign to ensure that women who choose to report sexual violence can do so safely and without facing prejudice.
Amnesty International India is proud to collaborate with The Humming Tree to host Backdoors 2018 - a music festival with a cause!
Backdoors is a music festival that aims to entertain, educate and empower people. Backdoors is about keeping it simple and creating a space for great live music that can be appreciated in a climate that's all about the music and the change we can bring about together. The theme for Backdoors 2018 is gender based violence.
Amnesty reveals alarming impact of online abuse against women
New research by Amnesty International has revealed the alarming impact that abuse and harassment on social media are having on women, with women around the world reporting stress, anxiety, or panic attacks as a result of these harmful online experiences.
Progress For Transgender Rights in India!
Amnesty International India made a detailed submission on the Bill. On 21 July 2017, the committee made a list of recommendations for the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, which have adopted several points submitted by Amnesty International India.
Top Three Reasons You Should Be At Backdoors 2018
We are proud to collaborate with The Humming Tree to bring you Backdoors 2018. Backdoors is a music festival that’s about entertainment, education and empowerment through music. This year, the festival aims to bring people together to stand up against gender based violence. Here’s why you should be at Backdoors 2018!
Five Concerts With A Cause We Love
When the world seems very bleak, music can light a path to hope. Few places are better suited to generate hope than at a concert with a cause.
Since the early 70s, benefit concerts have been bringing art and activism together, uniting people for worthy causes - channeling the power of solidarity for a better tomorrow. Here are five concerts with a cause that we love and that demonstrate that together, we are powerful.
Standing up for the rights of Dalits and Adivasis in 2018
In 2018, we at Amnesty International India will expand our gender based violence programme to highlight the prevalence of sexual violence and abuse perpetrated against Dalit women and girls, in order to gather evidence regarding the implementation of the Prevention of Atrocities Act. Through our business and human rights programme we will continue to look into the issue of wrongful dispossession of Adivasi land without free, prior, and informed consent, which is a crime defined under the same Act.
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