domestic violence

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By Ishita Pasricha: In 2007, the Ministry of Women and Child Development released a study that laid out India’s struggles with child abuse in stark terms. “Child abuse is shrouded in secrecy and there is a conspiracy of silence around ...
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By Susmita Abani: On Mother’s Day, May 2012, Jessica Silva, a 22 year old girl in Sydney, committed a crime that would change her life forever. Her ex-partner of 4 years, James Polkinghorne, lay dead on the road in front of her ...
Marital Rape finalstaff pick

Licence To Rape:As per Indian law, a man can violate his wife and not be held accountable, as marital rape is legally not a crime. The MoS for Home recently commented on the issue saying that marital rape can not ...
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By Pranjal Rawat: A few days ago, many of us logged into Facebook only to find that our news feeds were in a fury that was rarely witnessed before. The documentary titled, ‘India’s Daughter’ on the Nirbhaya Rape case had ...
the dress

By Aadya Sinha: After causing a record spike in break-ups, termination of friendships, and the falling apart of other society-approved relationships, (my deepest condolences to the previous record holder, monopoly) the dress is back. And how! Cecilia Bleasdale’s dress, which ...
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Submitted Anonymously: Last year in August, my paternal grandfather (dada) passed away. I was shocked at the pure occurrence of this eventuality translating into a reality; an end, that all members of my family had been waiting for. In November ...
domestic violence in india

Anonymously Submitted: My pillow was perpetually soaked in tears. For a week, my entire body was frozen. I had blood clots in parts I was ashamed to show. This is what he did on a recent Sunday morning – I ...
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By Kainat Sarfaraz: “As I sat hunched over a stove in the kitchen, he came in from behind, splayed my back with kerosene oil, threw in a lighted match and ran away.” (Source) This isn’t a one-off story and happens ...
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This film shares the voices of three young people who share some hard-hitting insights into the reality of silence around violence and abuse in our families. “Tragically, this is wrong. The most dangerous place for too many children around the ...
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By Savvy Soumya Misra: What I am attempting here is a bit difficult. And as a dear friend put it “a bit tricky”. It is about men or in this case ‘a man’ (another dear friend) who put his foot ...
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By Oxfam India: For six years of my married life, I tried to surrender to social customs which demanded that I bear every insult heaped on me by my husband and in-laws. However, once I realized that I had the right ...
dometic violence

By Gina Dias: There’s no better time to break the silence around domestic violence than now, during the 16 Days of Activism, an international campaign focused on raising awareness about gender-based violence. In many ways, I will be breaking my own ...
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By Amit Sengupta: Which place is supposed to be the safest? Many would instantly say- it’s our homes. Yes, absolutely. Which place can be more safe and secure than our homes! But for millions of women and girls in India, ...
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By Jyoti Patil: Damuben walked into the women’s support cell at Rapar police station, exuding positivity. Stating animatedly the philosophy of her life, “lodge main khane ka, hauz main nahane ka aur mauj main rehene ka” (eat in a restaurant, ...
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Where do we draw the line between self defence and violence? Who actually perpetrates violence? What prevents you from intervening in situations of violence or abuse? “Black or White?”, or, “लातों के भूत बातों से नहीं मानते! ”, the latest ...
Two Inch Sleeves

‘Two Inch Sleeves’ features the voices of two young women from Delhi. The first is the youngest of three daughters and the first amongst her sisters to be allowed to attend a day college that involves her leaving home every ...
dometic violence

By Sonal Jamuar: A man is not worth your tears, if the tears are a result of your his behaviour towards you. I am not talking about a lover’s quarrel or a marital tiff. I am referring to instances where ...
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By Rahul Mazumdar: The months of May and June get excruciatingly mundane for a college-going student. Although they crave a journey back home all through the year, in what seems to be an earnest urge to meet their beloved family members, ...
ManKind

Nikki Gloudeman succinctly puts across a very important point in an article titled ‘Why Women Shouldn’t Be Excused for Violence Against Men’: “Of course, there are sound reasons to be less alarmed about female-on-male violence than the opposite: Namely, men ...
chahal

By Mayank Jain: Gurbaksh Singh Chahal is an internet mogul who has now become a household name, and not in the least bit for a good reason. He is being talked about all over the media for hitting his girlfriend 117 ...
WOMENstaff pick

By Ishita Chaudhry: ‘NEW YORK (28 March 2014) – A new study has found that women in India who have more education than their husbands, who earn more, or who are the sole earners in their families have a higher likelihood ...
domestic violence

By Deepali Jain: “If a man slaps a woman, it is the former who is cursed for being insensitive and if a woman slaps a man, it is immediately assumed that he must have committed another hideous crime to deserve ...

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