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.

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.
Why Women In India Are Marching On January 21? #IWillGoOut

Why Women In India Are Marching On January 21? #IWillGoOut

As women from a dozen cities prepare for a nation-wide march triggered by the appalling stories of mass molestation in Bengaluru, we protest not only the right of a woman to loiter in public, but also the impunity with which they are seen as “fair game” when they choose to own the streets. #IWillGoOut
Child Sexual Abuse

The Taboo Of Child Sexual Abuse In India

It is difficult to come out as a survivor of sexual abuse in a society where blaming the victim is the norm. In this light, child sexual abuse is an issue which is usually not paid much attention to.
The Troubling Truth Behind "Stove Burst Accidents" And Women Burn Survivors

The Troubling Truth Behind “Stove Burst Accidents” And Women Burn Survivors

Women burn survivors face stigma and ostracism for their appearance. Some are victims of domestic violence, a fact often overlooked.
How to help a survivor of violence or abuse

How To Help A Survivor Of Abuse Or Violence?

A 101 on how you can help survivors of sexual abuse or sexual violence. First tip: stop talking and start listening!
The Many Murders Of Women By Rejected Men

The Many Murders Of Women By Rejected Men

The million-dollar question is why is violence against women by rejected men so normalised in our society?

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The Hypocrisy Of Censorship: Lipstick Under My Burkha Vs Films By CBFC’s Nihalani

Lipstick Under My Burkha was banned for being displaying lady-oriented fantasies. Now is a good time to revisit the CBFC Chairman's films of yore.
Iqra Rasool in action

Meet Iqra Rasool: The Young Pace Bowler From Kashmir With Big Dreams

Iqra Rasool has defied society's opposition to being a sportswoman. This year she hopes to lead J&K in the nationals for the 5th time.
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6 Indian Muslim Feminists In History

These six Indian Muslim feminists believed in providing equal rights and representation to the women in India.