Abhayam helpline data analysis: Don’t harass thy neighbour

Published on February 12, 2020 AHMEDABAD: What does waste in an alley and suspected numbers on a husband’s phone have in common? Women from the city are calling the 181 Abhayam helpline to report both.  Analysis of statistics for the women’s helpline for 2018 and 2019 reveal that neighbourhood issues have seen the greatest increase, … Continue reading Abhayam helpline data analysis: Don’t harass thy neighbour

Rape cases rose by 16 per cent in Gujarat, 2.4 per cent in India in 2018

Published on January 10, 2020 AHMEDABAD: Gujarat in 2018 recorded a 16% rise in rape cases — reaching 553, from 477 in 2017. Sexual offences against children registered under the The Protection of Children From Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act rose from 1,671 in 2017 to 2,127 in 2018 — a 28% jump.  The figures were … Continue reading Rape cases rose by 16 per cent in Gujarat, 2.4 per cent in India in 2018

Girl flees rapist dad, raped again in Ahmedabad

AHMEDABAD: Samina (name changed) was found crying at the railway station by the railway police on Friday. Dressed in traditional Kutchi attire, the 16-year-old stood out in the crowd thronging the station. The girl later told the police that she had left home to escape her rapist father who had preyed on her many times … Continue reading Girl flees rapist dad, raped again in Ahmedabad