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.

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.
Cinema Of Male Apathy: Rape Scenes In Malayalam Film Through The Ages

Cinema Of Male Apathy: Rape Scenes In Malayalam Films Through The Ages

Rather than focusing on the power play and horror of the act of rape, Malayalam films use them to titillate tantalise the male audience.
Dear Lawmakers, Marital Rape Is Still Rape. Period

Dear Lawmakers, Marital Rape Is Still Rape. Period

52 countries have criminalised marital rape. But in India, lawmakers supposedly fear destabilising the institution of marriage. It’s not fear, it’s misogyny.
Not Honour Killings, But Murders To Exert Power | Feminism In India

‘Honour’ Killings Are Nothing But Murders To Exert Power

Honour killings aren’t about honour at all - they are murders carried out by the apparently powerful to maintain status quo of caste, power, and property.
The Two-Finger Test Has Been Banned, Then Why Is It Still Being Used?

The Two-Finger Test Has Been Banned, Then Why Is It Still Being Used?

Rape survivors are often further violated by upholders of the law and doctors, who are still conducting the two-finger test even after its ban.
सिविल सोसाइटी की बंद आँखों का नतीजा है मुजफ्फरपुर की घटना 

सिविल सोसाइटी की बंद आँखों का नतीजा है मुजफ्फरपुर की घटना 

आज हम दायरे में सिमटे रहते हैं और खासकर दलित पिछड़ी जातियों, वंचित वर्ग और गरीबों के साथ में कुछ ऐसा होता है तो ये उनकी संवेदनाओं को झकझोरता नहीं है, जिसका नतीजा होती है मुजफ्फरपुर जैसी घटनाएँ|
आपने क्या सोचा, मैं मर जाऊंगी?

आपने क्या सोचा, मैं मर जाऊंगी?

हमारे समाज में स्त्रियों के अस्तित्व को ही सबसे अधिक नकारने की कोशिश की जाती है। उसका अस्तित्व पुरूष के अस्तित्व के साथ ही जोड़ कर रख दिया जाता है।
Experiencing Street Sexual Harassment Whilst Mapping Museums In Lucknow

Experiencing Street Sexual Harassment Whilst Mapping Museums In Lucknow

Street sexual harassment in forms of groping and stalking and the lack of corrective public policies hinder women's right to public space.
खतना की प्रथा है मानवाधिकार का उल्लंघन : सुप्रीम कोर्ट

खतना की प्रथा है मानवाधिकार का उल्लंघन : सुप्रीम कोर्ट

दाऊदी बोहरा मुस्लिम समुदाय की नाबालिग लड़कियों के खतना की प्रथा को चुनौती देने वाली याचिका पर सुप्रीम कोर्ट में सुनवाई हुई|
Tea Gardens of North Bengal: A Hotbed of Human Trafficking

Tea Gardens of North Bengal: A Hotbed of Human Trafficking

Tea gardens in Bengal have now become a hotbed for human trafficking, owing to the undermining of labour rights and rising deprivation.

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Why Has Social Media Made It 'Cool' To Have Mental Illnesses?

Why Has Social Media Made It ‘Cool’ To Have Mental Illnesses?

Mental illnesses are real illnesses that have a harsh reality and are not tools to show off your ‘quirky’ personality on social media.
Kerala's Casteist Breast Tax And The Story Of Nangeli

Kerala’s Casteist Breast Tax And The Story Of Nangeli

Imagine paying a tax to cover your breasts? Kerala women once did.
My #MeToo Story: Experiencing Abuse From Within The Queer Community

My #MeToo Story: Experiencing Abuse From Within The Queer Community

I had concerns about my privacy and my abuser's as we were both queer woman which meant that naming either of us would 'out’ us.