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A Woman Has Accused India’s Most Senior Judge Of Sexual Harassment

Speaking to BuzzFeed News from a safe house, the woman alleged that the judge sexually harassed her and carried out a campaign of retaliation against her and her family.

Nishita Jha • 5 hours ago

A Child Is Abused Every Four Hours In India. Banning TikTok Won't Fix That.

Panic over child sexual abuse online has led to TikTok being banned. But disturbing videos of children are still available on the app.

Nishita Jha • 2 days ago

The US Denied Visas To Women From Africa And The Middle East Hoping To Attend The UN's Women Conference

Delegates who were denied visas include lawyers, activists, and women who deliver reproductive health care services.

Nishita Jha • One month ago

The Books By Women That Explain What The World Is Really Like

Women authors on war, surveillance, politics, and the refugee crisis.

Nishita Jha • One month ago

While Two Nuclear Powers Were On The Brink Of War, A Full-Blown Online Misinformation Battle Was Underway

“There’s politics, religion, enemy nations, and a surge of nationalism in this situation. It’s the perfect storm.”

Pranav Dixit • One month ago

The Whole World Is Debating Whether “ISIS Brides” Should Go Home. But Yazidi Women Want Them Brought To Justice.

Far from being innocent bystanders, women who joined ISIS participated in the torture and humiliation of Yazidi women.

Nishita Jha • One month ago

These Women Are Living In Fear After Their College Suspended Them Over A WhatsApp Message

Amid a tense atmosphere following the deadliest terror attack in Kashmir in decades, four young women are fearing for their lives over a WhatsApp message they allegedly sent.

Nishita Jha • 2 months ago

This Woman Found Revenge Porn On Google Drive — And Now She's Fighting Back

One young woman’s attempt to be so much more than a cautionary tale.

Nishita Jha • 2 months ago

A Woman Refused To Give In To Threats To Vote For The Ruling Party, And Then She Was Gang-Raped

A local party official in Bangladesh’s Awami League has been arrested and expelled from the party for his alleged role in the rape.

Nishita Jha • 3 months ago

Abortion In Italy Is Legal, But So Is A Doctor Refusing To Perform One. This Gynecologist Wants To Make Hospitals Safer For All Women.

Silvana Agatone says she’s regarded as an “evildoer” for trying to protect women’s access to safe and legal abortions.

Nishita Jha • 4 months ago

A Sexual Abuse Case Is Tearing Apart The Catholic Church In India

A wall of silence surrounds the death of a key witness in a huge rape scandal.

Nishita Jha • 4 months ago

Bollywood Needs A Time’s Up Movement. Here’s Why It’s Not Happening Anytime Soon.

India’s #MeToo movement has finally reached cinema — but unlike in Hollywood, the women leading the way aren't household names.

Nishita Jha • 5 months ago

An Indian Government Minister Accused Of Sexual Misconduct Has Stepped Down From His Post

MJ Akbar has been accused of sexual misconduct by at least 20 women who worked under him while he was an editor at various publications.

Nishita Jha • 6 months ago

A Journalist Accused A Government Minister Of Harassment. Now He’s Suing Her For Defamation.

M.J. Akbar was an editor with the Asian Age at the time the alleged harassment occurred.

Nishita Jha • 6 months ago

Indian Women Have Faced Abuse And Harassment For Years. Now They Are Naming Names.

Due process has failed Indian victims of sexual assault for years — and now they’re using social media to call out men.

Nishita Jha • 6 months ago

Women Are Retreating From Public Life In Iraq After Several High-Profile Murders

“All women entering public life are targets,” one Iraqi activist told BuzzFeed News.

Nishita Jha • 6 months ago

It Took 10 Years For Bollywood To Sit Up And Listen To A Sexual Assault Allegation Against One Of Its Own

Tanushree Dutta left Bollywood 10 years ago, blacklisted by the industry and traumatized by her assault. This week, she returned.

Nishita Jha • 6 months ago

People Are Paying Tribute To An Instagram Star Shot Dead In Iraq

Tara Fares, reportedly the sixth-most followed person in Iraq, was shot dead at the wheel of her car.

Nishita Jha • 6 months ago

This Former Porn Star Is Done Letting Men Define Her Story

But is India ready for the feminism of Sunny Leone?

Nishita Jha • 7 months ago

India Just Decriminalized Gay Sex

India’s highest court struck down Section 377, the 157-year-old law that made gay sex illegal.

Nishita Jha • 7 months ago