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.
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
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.
Women burn survivors face stigma and ostracism for their appearance. Some are victims of domestic violence, a fact often overlooked.
A 101 on how you can help survivors of sexual abuse or sexual violence. First tip: stop talking and start listening!
The million-dollar question is why is violence against women by rejected men so normalised in our society?
RTE Act 2009 has its own advantages and challenges at the ground level, but it has also ignored vital questions linked with education of girls above the age of 15 years or who have never been to schools, both in rural and urban areas.
There are an estimated 7 million burn injuries in India annually, of which 700,000 require hospital admission and 140,000 are fatal. 91,000 of these deaths are women; a figure higher than that for maternal mortality.
On November 6, 2016, a protest was held at India gate to find Najeeb Ahmed, a student from JNU who is missing since 23 days.
A woman is expected to uphold family honour by maintaining chastity before marriage and sexual loyalty to her husband, afterwards. Any deviation from the norm is strictly regulated and punishment for the same endorsed by all sections and all classes.