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.

Child Sexual Abuse

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

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

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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?

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A 101 on how you can help survivors of sexual abuse or sexual violence. First tip: stop talking and start listening!
Trolling On Internet: Dangerous Or Depressing?

Trolling On Internet: Dangerous Or Depressing?

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Trolling in the name of freedom of speech!
The Many Murders Of Women By Rejected Men

The Many Murders Of Women By Rejected Men

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The million-dollar question is why is violence against women by rejected men so normalised in our society?
online lives

‘Real’ Effects of Our ‘Virtual’ Lives

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While more and more women are reclaiming online spaces by using digital platforms to express their opinions and raise their voices, they live in constant fear of what it might mean for their offline lives. This, however, does not mean that the most ideal thing to do is to shut off and disconnect. The onus is on each one of us to make spaces safer for each other; more so on the privileged to call out their peers and ensure a safe and secure internet for all.
image-based sexual abuse

Here’s Why It Is Image-Based Sexual Abuse And Not Revenge Porn

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Using euphemisms like “sex scandals” or merely referring to these instances as “cyberbullying” take away from the severity and urgency of the cases. In addition to any other crime that these instances have highlighted, including that of rape, these are also instances of image-based sexual abuse. There can be multiple loci of injustices within one incident, and not identifying or acknowledging all the instances of injustices makes a crime appear less serious than it is.
Tackling Gendered Violence: Empowering Girls Through Education

Tackling Gendered Violence: Empowering Girls Through Education

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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

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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?

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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.

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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.
CarryMinati, Queerphobia And Other Masculine Stereotypes On Social Media

CarryMinati, Queerphobia And Other Masculine Stereotypes On Social Media

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Internalised queerphobia and masculine stereotypes are rampant in our society. It is present in the languages we use, the dress codes we follow and the people or content we fear calling out.
Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.