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Don’t use legal term ‘rape’ in medical reports: manual

The Hindu - 10 March 2013
The Health Ministry has advised doctors not to use the word ‘rape’ in medical reports on sexual assault victims, and even in court depositions.

Spotlight on inclusion of domestic workers in Government schemes

The Hindu - 10 March 2013
A consultation will be held in the Capital this Sunday on key issues related to inclusion of domestic workers in Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) and other government programmes and schemes. The consultation, which will bring together domestic workers, labour and welfare officials and residents’ welfare associations, is titled “Towards Inclusion of Domestic Workers: Building Partnership with RWAs in Accessing the RSBY”.

Govt to procure 1,725 low-floor buses soon in Delhi

India Mart News - 06 March 2013
NEW DELHI: With an aim to enhance the public transport system in the national capital, the Delhi government will soon issue global tender for procurement of 1,725 low-floor buses for the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC). The new fleet of buses will cost around Rs 400 crore.

First all-woman post office opened

Business Line : 08 March 2013
New Delhi, Mar 8: The government today opened the country’s first all-women post office here and announced plans to open more such branches completely operated by women employees.

Rape cases double in Delhi despite campaigns

Times of India - 06 March 2013
Delhi has witnessed around four rape cases a day this year, almost double the last year's rate, in an indication that crime against women has not abated in the capital despite campaigns and stepped up police action.

Seven sexual assault cases lodged in Delhi in 48 hours

Times of India - 07 March 2013
NEW DELHI: As many as seven cases of sexual assault, including four rapes of minor girls, were registered in the city over the last 48 hours.

Audit favours better urban planning for women’s safety

Live Mint -26 January 2013
DDA audit finds four ‘vulnerable’ areas in Delhi, Uttipec to prepare a pilot plan to suggest ways to make these areas safer for women.Policy planners are adopting inclusive urbanization as a means to create gender-friendly cities. Urban planning needs to be more gender inclusive, said Kalpana Viswanath, an expert on women’s safety and gender-inclusive cities who is associated with New Delhi-based women’s empowerment group Jagori.