Repeated incidents of gang rape in India reflect widespread gender and caste discrimination. Today, rape is the fourth most common crime against women in India.
Cesar Chelala, MD, PhD, is an international public health consultant for several UN agencies, and a writer on human rights, medical and foreign policy issues. He is a winner of an Overseas Press Club of America Award. His articles have been published in more than 70 countries worldwide.
For Cesar Chelala's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
One of the most neglected consequences of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 is the increasing violence against women of all ages. U.N. Women has called it “the shadow pandemic,” and António Guterres, the U.N. Secretary-General has said, “Peace is not just the absence of war. ...
Health officials should be emphasizing the importance of “physical distancing” and “emotional closeness” in these critical times.
Sound and timely information is essential in controlling an epidemic effectively.
The great soccer player and humanitarian is making it hard on writers to come with new ways to compliment him.
U.S. children and teenagers experience much higher rates of gun deaths and injuries than in any other industrialized country.
Today's refugee wave is a direct consequence of U.S. interference in Latin America's political and economic development.
It remains necessary to raise awareness of depression, which is a treatable condition, in Japan's general population.
Although the war on Iraq has ended, ruthless attacks on Iraqi children continue.
Eighty years after Guernica, an even more criminal action is being carried out against Yemeni civilians, mainly by Saudi Arabia with the complicity of the U.S.