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India gang-rape victim's record compensation could help others, say activists

Apr 24 2019

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A move by India's top court to order record compensation for a Muslim woman gang raped during religious riots more than 15 years ago could help other victims win justice, her lawyer and activists said on Wednesday.

On the tiger trail, India's women unveil and roar ahead

Mar 07 2019

TURIYA, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bobbing along a dirt track in a central Indian tiger reserve, Varsha Hinge surveyed the landscape for pawprints and listened out for deer calls warning of tigers before holding up a finger for silence - as a tigress appeared in front of her jeep.

Bar parties without enough women on tickets from Indian election, activists say

Mar 06 2019

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Political parties with too few women on their tickets should be barred from participation in India's upcoming national elections, women's rights groups said as they launched their "Womanifesto" on Wednesday.

Oscar win seen ending shame about menstruation that puts women at risk

Feb 25 2019

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Giving an Academy Award to a documentary about periods set in India will help shatter the monthly shame that impacts millions of women globally, with some even dying in isolation while menstruating, health campaigners said on Monday.

Mind your own business: Small firms opt out as India Inc races to be LGBT-friendly

Feb 12 2019

KARNAL, India(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Following India's September move to scrap a colonial-era ban on gay sex, more and more corporations are opening their doors to LGBT+ people and ushering in policies to make them feel more welcome.

FEATURE-Mind your own business: Small firms opt out as India Inc races to be LGBT-friendly

Feb 12 2019

KARNAL, India Feb 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - F ollowing India's September move to scrap a colonial-era ban on gay sex, more and more corporations are opening their doors to LGBT+ people and ushering in policies to make them feel more welcome.

INTERVIEW-India takes 'big step' in AIDS fight with gay sex ruling - Global Fund chief

Feb 07 2019

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - No longer shamed as criminals, millions of LGBT+ people in India will be less at risk from HIV/AIDS following the legalization of gay sex, the head of a global health fund said on Thursday.

India takes 'big step' in AIDS fight with gay sex ruling: Global Fund chief

Feb 07 2019

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - No longer shamed as criminals, millions of LGBT+ people in India will be less at risk from HIV/AIDS following the legalization of gay sex, the head of a global health fund said on Thursday.

India's 'invisible' workers march for better pay, job security

Feb 01 2019

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of workers rallied in the Indian capital to demand fair wages, job security and other benefits on Friday as the government presented its last budget before a general election.

Gay sex ruling brings India's 'pink economy' out of the closet

Jan 24 2019

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fancy an LGBT-friendly resort, a drag night at a top New Delhi hotel or a spa for gay men? These are only some of the businesses increasingly vying for India's powerful "pink rupee" just months after the country decriminalized same-sex relations.

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