India's state-run General Insurance Corporation has offered women "rape insurance." The new insurance coverage for rape was included as part of a larger insurance package offering coverage for more traditional injuries and hazards.
Indian women's groups have criticized the idea that rape victims be offered monetary damages for their suffering and claim that offering insurance for the crime makes rape seem like "an accident."
A General Insurance Corporation spokesman denied these charges and said that the company believes a monetary settlement would help women to cope with rape.
11/25/2014 Marissa Alexander Has Accepted a Plea Deal - Marissa Alexander, the woman imprisoned for firing a warning shot in the presence of her abusive husband, chose to accept a plea deal Monday with the state of Florida, pleading guilty to three felony counts of aggravated assault.
As part of the plea deal, Alexander received three years imprisonment, but she will be credited for the time she's spent behind bars. . . .
11/24/2014 The City of Louisville Has Overwhelmingly Approved a CEDAW Resolution - The city of Louisville, Kentucky approved a resolution that will use the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) as a framework for all future policy aimed at ending gender-based discrimination.
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh introduced the resolution, which passed overwhelmingly on November 6. . . .