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.

Anuradha Koirala: The Woman Who Rescued More Than 12,000 Girls From Sex Trafficking

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Anuradha Koirala has rescued 12,000 girls in her journey of 20 years. It is believed that 12,000 is the same number of girls and women trafficked to India each year.

Saadat Hasan Manto And His ‘Scandalous’ Women

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Manto's writings portray women as strong characters who have their own agency and hence fight patriarchal structures.
The Partition Of India: A Tale Of Violation Of Women's Rights

The Partition Of Punjab: A Tale Of Violation Of Women’s Rights

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The Partition of Punjab has left its imprint on upcoming generations especially due to the nature of violence inflicted upon women through it.
“Bois Locker Room”: Why Doesn't The Incident Surprise Women?

“Bois Locker Room”: Why Doesn’t The Incident Surprise Women?

By calling out “bois locker room,” we are calling out a culture of systemic oppression of women who have consistently only been defined as the object of “desire.”
Student Replies To Sexist Matrimonial Ad, Gets Rape Threats In Return

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

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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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The Taboo Of Child Sexual Abuse In India

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

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

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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
Dyuti Sudipta – Death And Rape Threats For Posting Hilarious Critiques Of The Govt

Death And Rape Threats For Posting Hilarious Critiques Of The Govt

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After a hilarious Facebook thread called #SextInTheTimeOfNDA critiquing the anti-people govt policies, Dyuti received rape threats and abuse.
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Dowry-Related Violence Kills Over 20 Women Daily

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Every single day, 21 women die because of dowry in India. This is not only in rural areas but in our glittering cities with its highrises as well.
SC Says Protecting 'Institution Of Marriage' Is Above Marital Rape

SC Says Protecting ‘Institution Of Marriage’ Is Above Marital Rape

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The Supreme Court's recent judgement on marital rape shows preserving patriarchal structures of marriage is more important than women's bodily dignity.

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Why Sex And Gender Are Not As Separate As It Is Understood Today

Why Sex And Gender Are Not As Separate As It Is Understood Today

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The primary problem with such an organisation of gender and sex is that it negates the possibility of other “biologically” gendered identities; even if it is identified, it is mostly identified as an imperfection, a flaw or even a disorder.
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.
Digital School Reopening: Technology's Added Burden For Mothers

Digital School Reopening: Technology’s Added Burden For Mothers

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In the case of online school classes, the ones who have it the hardest are the mothers who have more than one child under class 4 or 5 who need to be present with the child during the class time, especially the ones who do not have the work-from-home option and cannot afford a nanny.