Gender Issues

Press Statements

14 Feb 2017
PUDR condemns the anti-women stand of the Naga HoHo/ Naga Tribes Action Committee (NTAC) in the context of reservation of seats for women in elections to local urban bodies. The accompanying mob-...
10 May 2016
PUDR strongly condemns the gruesome rape and murder of the Dalit law student in Kerala’s Perumbavoor district on 28th April 2016, and the appalling indifference demonstrated by the police in...
13 Apr 2016
Manual scavenging is a caste based occupation wherein a certain sub-caste of Dalits are condemned to manually clean, carry, dispose or handle in any manner human excreta from dry latrines and sewers...
18 Mar 2015
 PUDR expresses outrage at the gang-rape of a 71 year old nun by a gang of “dacoits” inside a convent in Gangnapur village, Nadia district, West Bengal on 14th March 2015. The men...
08 Mar 2015
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, which arose to mark struggles of women workers for better working conditions and wages over a century ago, People's Union for Democratic Rights (...
07 Feb 2015
Once again PUDR wants to highlight the impunity enjoyed by the Armed Forces in the country. On 16th January 2015 the Jammu and Kashmir High Court passed an order in the Kunan Pashpora case which goes...
21 Jan 2015
पी.यू.डी.आर. एक बार फिर इस देश में सैन्य बलों को मिली कानूनी दण्डमुक्ति के मुद्दे को चिन्हित करना चाहता है | 16 जनवरी 2015 को कुनन पश्पोरा बलात्कार मामले में जम्मू कश्मीर उच्च न्यायलय ने एक...
23 Jan 2014
 In the drama of the last four days, the culpability of the Delhi Government and its Law Minister regarding the incident on January 15th 2014, against four Nigerian and Ugandan women in...
06 Jan 2014
Following the unprecedented outbreak of riots in the rural areas of Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Baghpat, Meerut and Saharanpur districts of Uttar Pradesh in the first week of September, tens of thousands...
11 Dec 2013
The Peoples’ Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) expresses deep disappointment at the Supreme Court ruling making homosexual relations between consenting adults an offence.  In an...