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.

Crowdfunding - Juhi Sharma

Abused Online For Crowdfunding Her Education: The Story Of Juhi Sharma

Juhi Sharma was subject to online vitriol and abuse for putting out a crowdfunding link to fund her Master's program in film direction.
Tweetchat: How Does Popular Media Represent Gender-based Violence?

Tweetchat: How Does Popular Media Represent Gender-based Violence?

From books to music, cinema to advertisements, comedy to games, television series to comics, how does popular media represent women and gender-based violence.
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.
domestic violence

How We Further Enable Domestic Violence By Brandishing Privilege

Besides the binary of perpetrator and victim, when onlookers also enable domestic violence, it takes on the dangerous path from one-off incident to a violent culture.

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.
Why Are Women Still Being Masturbated Upon On Public Transport?

Why Are Women Still Being Masturbated Upon On Public Transport?

Two women reported being masturbated upon while using local trains. Why do public spaces allow room for violence, but not women's agency?

Skin Deep: A Photo Essay on Acid Attack Survivor Ritu

This photo essay attempts to shatter the myth of beauty that is represented and manufactured by the mainstream media. An attempt to envision the quote “beauty isn’t skin deep.”
dowry

Dowry-Related Violence Kills Over 20 Women Daily

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.
Women twice as likely to develop PTSD as men

Women Are More Than Twice As Likely To Develop PTSD Than Men

Women are more than twice as likely as likely to develop PTSD than men (10% for women and 4% for men). The reasons for why women may get PTSD include that women are more likely to experience sexual assault, and women are also more likely to blame the trauma on themselves.
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.

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Why Higher Cut-Offs For Girls In Bangalore Colleges Is Regressive

Why Higher Cut-Offs For Women In Bangalore Colleges Is Regressive

The decision to keep higher cut-offs for women than for men for admission into pre-University in Bangalore is discriminatory. Here's how!
"All Romantic Experiences Are Essentially Caste Experiences": In Conversation With Jyotsna Siddharth

“All Romantic Experiences Are Essentially Caste Experiences”: In Conversation With Jyotsna Siddharth

We interviewed Jyotsna Siddharth, an actor and a writer, who is also the founder of Project-Anti-Caste, Love and Dalit Feminism Archive.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.