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.

Why Are We Ignoring The Growing Case Of Rapes In Kashmir?

Why Are We Ignoring The Growing Case Of Rapes In Kashmir?

The belief that rapes in Kashmir is not a reality, or men thinking someone like them wouldn’t do it, puts all the onus on women and deludes the conversation about rapes and other forms of violence against women in Kashmir.
The Christchurch Mosque 'Shootings': Why Are White People Never Called Terrorists?

The Christchurch Mosque ‘Shootings’: Why Are White People Never Called Terrorists?

What the Christchurch mosque 'shootings' tell us about the media's racialised rhetoric surrounding terrorism and the ways in which it contributes to racism, Islamophobia and white hegemony.
Why Love Jihad Is An Attack On Women’s Rights

Why ‘Love Jihad’ Is An Attack On Women’s Rights

The concept of love jihad is based on the belief that it’s the 'sacred' duty of men to protect women of their community as women left on their own are ‘naive, gullible creatures’.
Why Is No One Talking About The Deaths Of Brown Women In Canada?

Why Is No One Talking About The Deaths Of Brown Women In Canada?

What is missing from the glorification of Canada, as a feminist and multicultural utopia are the cruellest truths of money and misogyny related to the deaths of brown women.
4 Things People Said When I Spoke Out About Intimate Partner Violence

4 Things People Said When I Spoke Out About Intimate Partner Violence

When I found out that I was not the only victim of intimate partner violence, I realised that my silence was enabling his violence. I decided to start speaking out about it, and I want to share some common responses to highlight why speaking out can be re-traumatising and difficult to a survivor.
डियर पांच बेटियों के पापा...

डियर पांच बेटियों के पापा…

पापा, यह समाज उसी ढांचे पर खड़ा है जहां औरतों को हमेशा हाशिए पर रखा गया है| यह हममें बस ऐब खोजने के बहाने ढूंढ़ता फिरता है|
तंजानिया के गाँव में लड़कियां झेल रही हैं जेंडर असमानता की मार 

तंजानिया के गाँव में लड़कियां झेल रही हैं जेंडर असमानता की मार 

तंजानिया में किशोरावस्था में गर्भधारण एक बड़ी समस्या है, जहाँ करीब एक-तिहाई (28.4%) लड़कियाँ 18 साल की उम्र होने तक माँ बन जाती हैं और आधे से ज्यादा (56.4%) महिलाएं 20 साल की उम्र तक पहुंचने से पहले अपने पहले बच्चे को जन्म देती हैं|
On Transgender Day Of Remembrance, Here Are 5 Trans People Who Were Victims Of Our Transphobic Society | #TDOR2018

On Transgender Day Of Remembrance, Here Are 5 Trans People Who Were Victims Of...

Each day of this week, FII pays tribute to a victim of transphobic violence to memorialise them for the Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018.
Why Has The Indian Public Normalised Male Violence

Why Has The Indian Public Normalised Male Violence

The Indian public has become desensitised to displays of male violence to the extent that they even expect the victim to stay silent about it.
Student Replies To Sexist Matrimonial Ad, Gets Rape Threats In Return

Student Replies To Sexist Matrimonial Ad, Gets Rape Threats In Return

A young student received rape and death threats when she replied to this sexist matrimonial ad for a bit of fun.

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Kabir Singh: The Poster Boy For Toxic Masculinity

Kabir Singh: The Poster Boy For Toxic Masculinity

With a predictable plot, unnecessary violence, the resurgence of a broken hero and typical stalker-turned-lover relation, Kabir Singh is a painful three-hour experience for the viewer.
These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
When A Dupatta and A Nose Ring Become Agents Of Patriarchy

When A Dupatta and A Nose Ring Become Agents Of Patriarchy

Coming from a conservative Muslim family where your male cousins won’t even look at you if you are not wearing a dupatta, I have always felt that my body was constantly scrutinised and kept under the male gaze.