Sunday, August 25, 2019

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 Banglore’s Women Workers Are Protesting For Their PF?

Why Banglore’s Women Workers Are Protesting For Their PF?

It is an interesting fact that most of these factories employ more than 85% of women workers.
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?
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.
witch-hunting

If You Think Witch-Hunting Is History, Then Think Again

It's not just superstition; someone who would like to settle a land or financial dispute or with a personal vendetta can settle on witch-hunting as a "solution".

Irom Sharmila, AFSPA And The Quest For Freedom In Manipur

The irony is AFSPA is a ‘national security measure’. The Act provides extraordinary powers to the armed forces: to shoot to kill, arrest without warrant, and enter any premises for search and seizure.
What Happened When Ayesha Gulalai Accused Imran Khan Of Sexual Harassment

What Happened When Ayesha Gulalai Accused Imran Khan Of Sexual Harassment

The incident concerning Ayesha Gulalai indicates the horrid scenario of harassment that even a very powerful woman in Pakistan cannot avoid.

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

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.
बलात्कार की निंदा करना ही हमारी जिम्मेदारी है? | Feminism In India

बलात्कार की निंदा करना ही हमारी जिम्मेदारी है?

बलात्कार या हिंसा के स्वरूप का हम विश्लेषण करें तो यही पाते है कि ऐसी घिनौनी वीभत्स घटनाएँ कोई एकदिन की बात नहीं होती है, बल्कि बचपन से ही समाजीकरण में पोसी गयी आदतों से ही हम इनकी पृष्ठभूमि तैयार करते हैं|
SC Says Protecting 'Institution Of Marriage' Is Above Marital Rape

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

The Supreme Court's recent judgement on marital rape shows preserving patriarchal structures of marriage is more important than women's bodily dignity.
AFSPA: The Army's Right To Rape, From Manorama To Karbi

AFSPA: The Army’s Right To Rape, From Manorama To Karbi

AFSPA legalizes any perpetration by the armed forces functioning in the areas of Assam and Manipur (J&K has its version which was promulgated too).

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Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.
18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.
Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

More than half the Tamil movies I watched had extremely light-skinned women from the North playing the roles of 'typical' Tamil women.