App Identifies Poorest Girls in India to help Prevent Trafficking
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App Identifies Poorest Girls in India to help Prevent Trafficking

By Rina Chandran

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A tablet-based application that helps to identify some of the poorest girls in eastern India has the potential to prevent human trafficking, early marriage and child labour, according to a charity which has developed the app.

The GPower, or Girl Power, app developed by Accenture Labs and the charity …

#selfieswithdaughter Combats Sex-Selective Abortions in India
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#selfieswithdaughter Combats Sex-Selective Abortions

No one will complain about access to the best of medical technology across the globe. With so much of the world lacking modern medical resources, those developing and newly-emerging countries are happy to provide their population with the tools to keep them healthy and thriving.

However, there is a dark underbelly to constant medical developments and ready …

Indian Minister Says Rapes Happen 'Accidentally'
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Indian Minister Says Rapes Happen 'Accidentally'

Indian minister says rapes happen ‘accidentally’ (via AFP)

A minister from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party has said rapes happen “accidentally” in the latest controversial remarks by a politician, amid renewed outrage over attacks against women. Ramsevak Paikra, the home minister of central…

India: Rape Laws Not Applicable In Marriage
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India: Rape Laws Not Applicable In Marriage

Marital rape is officially legal in India (via GlobalPost)

A judge in India has officially confirmed that rape laws do not apply to married couples — once you’re legally wed, forced sex is no longer a crime. What’s especially chilling is that the judge, Virender Bhat, was hearing a case in which a woman…

India Reinstates Ban on Gay Sex
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India Reinstates Ban on Gay Sex

India reinstates ban on gay sex (via AFP)

India’s Supreme Court Wednesday reinstated a colonial-era ban on gay sex that enables the jailing of homosexuals in a major setback for rights campaigners in the world’s biggest democracy. A two-judge bench struck down a landmark Delhi High Court ruling…