Data: Are Crimes Against Scheduled Castes On An Upswing In India?

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The gang-rape of two Dalit sisters in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh not only highlights the atrocities committed against women but also against people belonging to scheduled castes.   According to media reports, the two girls, who were cousins, went missing from their house on Tuesday night. Their bodies were found hanging from a mango tree …Read More

Map: Karnataka Has Maximum Transgender Voters

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The recent decision by Supreme Court to recognize transgender as the third category of gender is seen as step in the right direction for the transgender population in India.   “Transgenders are also citizens of India” said Justices K.S. Radhakrishnan and A.K. Sikri in their ruling.   They also added that if transgenders were not …Read More

Map: Women In Parliaments Across The World

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With the general elections round the corner, IndiaSpend decided to do a quick analysis of the seats held by women Parliamentarians across the world. African countries like Rwanda and Andorra have the highest women representation of 63.8% and 50%, respectively, followed closely by Cuba with 49% representation at the end of 2013, according to data …Read More