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.

mass molestation

Mass Molestation In Bengaluru And Karachi: How Are We Raising Men In This Subcontinent?

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.
Why Women In India Are Marching On January 21? #IWillGoOut

Why Women In India Are Marching On January 21? #IWillGoOut

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
Child Sexual Abuse

The Taboo Of Child Sexual Abuse In India

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.
The Troubling Truth Behind "Stove Burst Accidents" And Women Burn Survivors

The Troubling Truth Behind “Stove Burst Accidents” And Women Burn Survivors

Women burn survivors face stigma and ostracism for their appearance. Some are victims of domestic violence, a fact often overlooked.
How to help a survivor of violence or abuse

How To Help A Survivor Of Abuse Or Violence?

A 101 on how you can help survivors of sexual abuse or sexual violence. First tip: stop talking and start listening!
The Many Murders Of Women By Rejected Men

The Many Murders Of Women By Rejected Men

The million-dollar question is why is violence against women by rejected men so normalised in our society?
Tackling Gendered Violence: Empowering Girls Through Education

Tackling Gendered Violence: Empowering Girls Through Education

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.
Burn Injuries In India - A Gendered Dimension

Burn Injuries In India – A Gendered Dimension

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 Najeeb's Protest And Police Brutality: Protector or Violator?

On Najeeb’s Protest And Police Brutality: Protector or Violator?

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.
My Life Your Honour?: On Women's Bodies, 'Safety' And Honour

My Life Your Honour?: On Women’s Bodies, ‘Safety’ And Honour

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.

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Pictures From 30+ #IWillGoOut Marches In Various Cities And Towns Of India

Pictures From 30+ #IWillGoOut Marches In Various Cities And Towns Of India

Crowds in hundreds gathered in about 30 cities and towns of India to come together for #IWillGoOut marches.
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What Women Want! Protest Marches By Women In India And USA On January 21

Women in India and USA are going on protest marches. Here's all that you need to know and march with them!
Why Women In India Are Marching On January 21? #IWillGoOut

Why Women In India Are Marching On January 21? #IWillGoOut

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