Violence

In this section, find articles, images, videos and artwork on sexual, physical and mental violence against women and marginalized communities in India and South Asia.

Comic: How Not To Respond To Sexual Harassment Allegations

Comic: How Not To Respond To Sexual Harassment Allegations

Sexual harassment happens everywhere from public places, to homes, to work places. While women often call out a harasser, these are the kind of responses we get. This doesn't help anyone. Please don't respond to sexual harassment allegations with more hostility.
Gif: Staring Is Sexual Harassment

Gif: Staring Is Sexual Harassment

Staring can make people extremely uncomfortable. It's incredibly violating and often leads to the awkward dupatta adjustment. It's also difficult to report because it can never be proven. But staring, like street harassment, is also a form of sexual harassment.
Comic: Holi Is Not An Excuse For Sexual Harassment

Comic: Holi Is Not An Excuse For Sexual Harassment

Holi is a fun festival. It's full of colour and food. Don't dampen someone's spirit by ruining the festival for them. Don't use Holi as an excuse for sexual harassment.
Protests About Kunan Poshpora Mass Rape

The Government Banned An Event In Remembrance Of The Mass Rape At Kunan Poshpora

26 years after the mass rape of 40-plus women in Kunan Poshpora by the Army, banning a remembrance event is all the Government has done.
Triple Talaq and Abusive Marriages

Why Women Stay In Abusive Marriages: Prejudices Against Single Women

Thirty young Muslim women spoke about their divorce at a conference - most of them with the desire to return to their abusive marriages.
A Bohra Woman Speaking Against FGC

Breaking Isolation – Alerting The World About FGC Through Storytelling

February 6th marks International Day Of Zero Tolerance For Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). Sahiyo works with FGC awareness.
Why Is Calling Rapists Monsters Problematic? | Feminism in India

The Problem With The ‘Monster’ Theory Of Rape

The culprits have "monstrously behaved with [...] small girls," writes Supreme Court Justice Dipak Misra in Supreme Court Lawyers Association v. Union of India, a 2016 court case about punishing convicted child rapists with chemical castration. The case goes on to describe the villainous nature of these criminals, describing them as behaving with "barbarity and savageness" and "extreme depravity."
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What Women Want! Protest Marches By Women In India And USA On January 21

Women in India and USA are going on protest marches. Here's all that you need to know and march with them!
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‘Crazy Sumit’ Is Not A Prankster – He Is A Sexual Harasser

A Delhi-based Youtube "prankster" who goes by the name of 'Crazy Sumit' decided to gain his moments of internet fame by filming a video featuring him running up to unsuspecting women on the street, kissing them, and running away. His plan worked, and the video did go viral on social media.
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Mass Molestation In Bengaluru And Karachi: How Are We Raising Men In This Subcontinent?

The incidents of mass molestation of women in Bengaluru and Karachi are a reminder that there's something seriously wrong with how we are raising our boys in South Asia.

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Med-Me-Not: Why The Stigma Around Medicines For Mental Illness?

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It Took Me Years To Learn Oral Sex Isn't Terrible, Oral Rape Is

It Took Me Years To Learn Oral Sex Isn’t Terrible, Oral Rape Is

Took me years to peel off your words from my skin. Took me years to rub the roses off my eyes and see the red flags as they were. Took me years to learn oral sex isn't terrible, rape is. And that is what it was.