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.

Does The POSH Act Apply When Working From Home During Lockdown?

Does The POSH Act Apply When Working From Home During Lockdown?

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We do have a mechanism which combats sexual harassment at workplace without being constrained by physical obstacles due to the Coronavirus lockdown.
The Ugly Underbelly Of Gendered Right Wing Trolling On Social Media

The Ugly Underbelly Of Gendered Right Wing Trolling On Social Media

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It was horrific but also slightly fascinating to be thrust quite so suddenly into the world of gendered trolling, and to observe just how much of the trolling was focused on my gender, on sexism, on casual abuses that centered on my character as a woman.
Dealing With Delay: The Prolonged Experience Of Trauma

Dealing With Delay: The Prolonged Experience Of Trauma

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Trauma works in insidious ways. It can be a direct effect of calculated machinations centered on inflicting violence on a body with intentions to cause hurt.
Menstrual Huts: Quarantines For "Impurity"

Menstrual Huts: Quarantines For “Impurity”

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Women in India and Nepal are considered impure and untouchable, for having a healthy functioning body; quarantined into "huts", vulnerable & alone.
How Caste And Patriarchy Plays Out In A Bois Locker Room

How Caste And Patriarchy Plays Out In A Bois Locker Room

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Tracing the intersections of caste and patriarchy allows us to see the case of the Bois Locker Room in a different light. It allows us to place the boy’s individual actions as a part of a larger Brahminical society.
In India, Clothes Speak Louder Than Words

Clothes Speak Louder Than Words

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Our clothes translate our class, religion, caste and gender to those around and these distinct signs form their biases against or for us.
No Country For Women: Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi In A Hindutva Regime

No Country For Women: Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi In A Hindutva Regime

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Fictional narratives and memoirs reconstructed through oral histories documented experiences of women as victims of state and police torture.
Not Just All Men, This Is Everyone’s Locker Room

Not Just All Men, This Is Everyone’s Locker Room

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It is not simply particular individuals who are locker room bois; when parents protect predatory relatives while punishing sexual curiosity in children, they are the locker room.
Feminist Solidarity To Sharjeel Imam

Feminist Solidarity To Sharjeel Imam

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Sharjeel Imam, a vivid scholar from premier Jawaharlal Nehru University and an early activist and participant in the Shaheen Bagh protest has been in jail for more than 90 days now.
Honour Killing: India’s Own Pandemic Of Casteist Patriarchy

Honour Killing: India’s Own Pandemic Of Casteist Patriarchy

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The perpetrators more often than not openly admit to or confess honour killing crimes with or without fear of the law and with a certain provincial, primitive “pride” in their action.

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The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam's Women Weavers

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam’s Women Weavers

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In a world that is marred with COVID-19, India has been in a lockdown and the practice of physical distancing is in practice. This has severely impacted these women weavers who have lost their livelihood and space of solidarity.
CarryMinati, Queerphobia And Other Masculine Stereotypes On Social Media

CarryMinati, Queerphobia And Other Masculine Stereotypes On Social Media

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Internalised queerphobia and masculine stereotypes are rampant in our society. It is present in the languages we use, the dress codes we follow and the people or content we fear calling out.
Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.