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.

Delhi Police Harasses Queer People Outside Haus Khaz Village

Delhi Police Harasses Queer People Outside Haus Khaz Village

On the evening of June 6, the Delhi police physically assaulted and verbally harassed a gay man in Delhi’s Hauz Khas Village.
बलात्कारी को फांसी देने से मिल जायेगा पीड़ित को न्याय? | Feminism In India

बलात्कारी को फांसी देने से मिल जायेगा पीड़ित को न्याय?

बलात्कारी को फांसी की सजा देने के अध्यादेश बनने पर हर तरफ जीत का जश्न मनाया जा रहा है जैसे कि रेप ख़त्म करने का ब्रह्मास्त्र मिल गया हो? क्या सच में ये जीत जैसा है, हमें इसपर सोचने की ज़रूरत है| 
domestic violence

How We Further Enable Domestic Violence By Brandishing Privilege

Besides the binary of perpetrator and victim, when onlookers also enable domestic violence, it takes on the dangerous path from one-off incident to a violent culture.
Why Is Asifa Bano Not Allowed To Be 'India's Daughter'? | Feminism In India

Why Is Asifa Bano Not Allowed To Be ‘India’s Daughter’?

What has shocked us about the Asifa Bano case is the familiar imagery recast in an unfamiliar manner – religion and state being involved by the rapists and murderers.
बलात्कार की निंदा करना ही हमारी जिम्मेदारी है? | Feminism In India

बलात्कार की निंदा करना ही हमारी जिम्मेदारी है?

बलात्कार या हिंसा के स्वरूप का हम विश्लेषण करें तो यही पाते है कि ऐसी घिनौनी वीभत्स घटनाएँ कोई एकदिन की बात नहीं होती है, बल्कि बचपन से ही समाजीकरण में पोसी गयी आदतों से ही हम इनकी पृष्ठभूमि तैयार करते हैं|
No, We Can't Stop Communalizing Asifa Bano's Rape. Here's Why.

No, We Can’t Stop Communalizing Asifa Bano’s Rape. Here’s Why.

There's this rampant line of thought where we take out the ‘religion’ factor from everything and see the atrocity inflicted on Asifa Bano as just a crime committed against a little girl.
witch-hunting

If You Think Witch-Hunting Is History, Then Think Again

It's not just superstition; someone who would like to settle a land or financial dispute or with a personal vendetta can settle on witch-hunting as a "solution".
My Experience Of Child Sexual Abuse Would've Been So Different With More Awareness

My Experience Of Child Sexual Abuse Would’ve Been So Different With More Awareness

Since there is no one problem that leads to child sexual abuse, there is also no singular solution to it. It is a collective struggle that everyone from family, school, law-makers, and social workers must partake in.
महिलाओं का खतना एक हिंसात्मक कुप्रथा | Feminism In India

महिलाओं का ‘खतना’ एक हिंसात्मक कुप्रथा

महिलाओं में खतना प्रथा का चलन दाऊदी बोहरा मुस्लिम समुदाय में सबसे अधिक देखा जाता है | दाऊदी बोहरा मुस्लिम समुदाय, शिया मुसलमानों माने जाते हैं|
Gyanwati

Despite Death Threats, Domestic Violence Survivor Gyanwati Fights Back

In a society where women are shamed for seeking justice in cases of domestic violence and called out for alleged ‘false complaints’, Gyanwati is resilient and is fighting back.

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The Wolf Pack: Are Our Item Songs Giving In To A Gang Rape Fantasy?

The Wolf Pack: Are Our Item Songs Giving In To A Gang Rape Fantasy?

The recent pattern of item songs where a lone woman dances for a horde of men, like in Chikni Chameli and Ek Do Teen, reminds me of gang molestation.
Lust Stories: The Space Between Silence, Uncertainty And Conversations

Lust Stories: The Space Between Silence, Uncertainty And Conversations

Lust Stories is an anthology of 4 stories that center themselves on women’s sexuality and agency – a college professor, two schoolteachers, a domestic worker and a tired housewife.
5 Indian Women Historians You Need To Know About | Feminism In India

5 Indian Women Historians You Need To Know About

It’s important to learn about women historians who have increasingly influenced our understanding of the world and its history.